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Conversion of the MMT to a 6.5-m telescope: the optics support structure
Author(s): Joseph Antebi; Donald O. Dusenberry; Atis A. Liepins
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Paper Abstract

The Multiple Mirror Telescope (MMD on Mt. Hopkins AZ, which uses an array of six telescopes on a single mount to achieve an effective aperture of 4.5-rn, is to be converted to a 6.5-rn telescope with a single prirnary. This paper describes the objectives, constraints, and solutions for a conceptual design of the Optics Support Structure (OSS) for the 6.5-rn telescope.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 October 1990
PDF: 14 pages
Proc. SPIE 1303, Advances in Optical Structure Systems, (1 October 1990); doi: 10.1117/12.21501
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Joseph Antebi, Simpson Gumpertz & Heger Inc. (United States)
Donald O. Dusenberry, Simpson Gumpertz & Heger Inc. (United States)
Atis A. Liepins, Simpson Gumpertz & Heger Inc. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1303:
Advances in Optical Structure Systems
John A. Breakwell; Victor L. Genberg; Gary C. Krumweide, Editor(s)

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