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Large Zenith Telescope project: a 6-m mercury-mirror telescope
Author(s): Paul Hickson; Ermanno F. Borra; Remi Cabanac; Scott C. Chapman; V. de Lapparent; M. Mulrooney; Gordon A. H. Walker
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Paper Abstract

The Large Zenith Telescope is a zenith-pointing telescope with a 6-meter diameter rotating mercury mirror. Located in mountains near Vancouver, Canada, it is expected to see first light in 1998. Equipped with a low-noise drift- scanning CCD camera, the telescope will survey a 17-arcmin- wide strip of sky using a set of medium-band filters. The data are expected to provide spectral energy distributions and photometric redshifts for over a million galaxies which will form a base for studies of galaxy evolution and large- scale structure.

Paper Details

Date Published: 25 August 1998
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 3352, Advanced Technology Optical/IR Telescopes VI, (25 August 1998); doi: 10.1117/12.319286
Show Author Affiliations
Paul Hickson, Univ. of British Columbia (Canada)
Ermanno F. Borra, Univ. Laval (Canada)
Remi Cabanac, Univ. Laval (Canada)
Scott C. Chapman, Univ. of British Columbia (Canada)
V. de Lapparent, Institut d'Astrophysique de Paris (France)
M. Mulrooney, Rice Univ. (United States)
Gordon A. H. Walker, Univ. of British Columbia (Canada)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3352:
Advanced Technology Optical/IR Telescopes VI
Larry M. Stepp, Editor(s)

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