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Design of enclosure and support facilities for the University of Tokyo Atacama Observatory 6.5-m Telescope
Author(s): S. Sako; Y. Yoshii; M. Doi; K. Kohno; T. Miyata; K. Motohara; K. Kawara; M. Tanaka; Takeo Minezaki; T. Morokuma; Y. Tamura; T. Tanabe; H. Takahashi; M. Konishi; Takafumi Kamizuka; S. Koshida; Natsuko Kato; T. Aoki; T. Soyano; K. Tarusawa; T. Handa; L. Bronfman; M. T. Ruiz; M. Hamuy; R. Mendez
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Paper Abstract

A basic design of enclosure and support facilities for the University of Tokyo Atacama observatory (TAO) 6.5-m telescope is described in this paper. The enclosure facility has a carousel shape with an open-space near the ground surface. The upper carousel rotates independently of the telescope. Horizontally opened slit doors, a dozen ventilation windows, wind and moon shields, and an overhead bridge-crane are equipped. For safety reasons, most of maintenance walkways are placed inside of the enclosure facility. An observation floor of the enclosure facility is connected to the support facility via a bridge for maintenance of observation instruments and a primary mirror of the telescope. Air inside of the enclosure and support facilities is exhausted to an underground tunnel.

Paper Details

Date Published: 22 July 2014
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 9145, Ground-based and Airborne Telescopes V, 91454P (22 July 2014); doi: 10.1117/12.2056944
Show Author Affiliations
S. Sako, The Univ. of Tokyo (Japan)
Y. Yoshii, The Univ. of Tokyo (Japan)
M. Doi, The Univ. of Tokyo (Japan)
K. Kohno, The Univ. of Tokyo (Japan)
T. Miyata, The Univ. of Tokyo (Japan)
K. Motohara, The Univ. of Tokyo (Japan)
K. Kawara, The Univ. of Tokyo (Japan)
M. Tanaka, The Univ. of Tokyo (Japan)
Takeo Minezaki, The Univ. of Tokyo (Japan)
T. Morokuma, The Univ. of Tokyo (Japan)
Y. Tamura, The Univ. of Tokyo (Japan)
T. Tanabe, The Univ. of Tokyo (Japan)
H. Takahashi, The Univ. of Tokyo (Japan)
M. Konishi, The Univ. of Tokyo (Japan)
Takafumi Kamizuka, The Univ. of Tokyo (Japan)
S. Koshida, The Univ. of Tokyo (Japan)
Pontificia Univ. Católica de Chile (Chile)
Natsuko Kato, The Univ. of Tokyo (Japan)
T. Aoki, Kiso Observatory, The Univ. of Tokyo (Japan)
T. Soyano, Kiso Observatory, The Univ. of Tokyo (Japan)
K. Tarusawa, Kiso Observatory, The Univ. of Tokyo (Japan)
T. Handa, Kagoshima Univ. (Japan)
L. Bronfman, Univ. of Chile (Chile)
M. T. Ruiz, Univ. of Chile (Chile)
M. Hamuy, Univ. of Chile (Chile)
R. Mendez, Univ. of Chile (Chile)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9145:
Ground-based and Airborne Telescopes V
Larry M. Stepp; Roberto Gilmozzi; Helen J. Hall, Editor(s)

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