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Early science results from the Hobby-Eberly telescope
Author(s): Gary J. Hill; Phillip J. MacQueen; Lawrence W. Ramsey; Edward Larry Robinson
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Paper Abstract

We present science results from the first four months of early operations of the Hobby-Eberly Telescope (HET). During this period the HET was used for science approximately two weeks per month centered on new moon. We discuss the types of science program that are bets suited to the unique nature of the HET and give examples of survey and synoptic observations that are on-going. The Marcario Low Resolution Spectrograph is the only facility instrument currently in service, so the science result from this instrument are emphasized. Future facility instruments are briefly discussed, along with a description of current HET performance.

Paper Details

Date Published: 29 June 2000
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 4005, Discoveries and Research Prospects from 8- to 10-Meter-Class Telescopes, (29 June 2000); doi: 10.1117/12.390147
Show Author Affiliations
Gary J. Hill, McDonald Observatory/Univ. of Texas at Austin (United States)
Phillip J. MacQueen, McDonald Observatory/Univ. of Texas at Austin (United States)
Lawrence W. Ramsey, The Pennsylvania State Univ. (United States)
Edward Larry Robinson, Univ. of Texas at Austin (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4005:
Discoveries and Research Prospects from 8- to 10-Meter-Class Telescopes
Jacqueline Bergeron, Editor(s)

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