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Submillimeter-wave receiver system for the Large Binocular Telescope
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Paper Abstract

The Large Binocular Telescope (LBT) will consist of two, 8.417 m, spin-cast, optical quality primary mirrors on a common azimuth-elevation mount. The center-to-center distance between the primaries is 14.417 m. The LBT is being constructed on a site known to have relatively low atmospheric opacity at submillimeter wavelengths. In this paper we describe a unique 350 micrometer heterodyne receiver system designed for use on the LBT. The optical quality of the primaries and their size will give the LBT a light gathering power more than twice that of existing submillimeter-wave telescopes.

Paper Details

Date Published: 3 July 2000
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 4015, Radio Telescopes, (3 July 2000); doi: 10.1117/12.390421
Show Author Affiliations
Christian Y. Drouet d'Aubigny, Optical Sciences Ctr./Univ. of Arizona and Steward Observatory/Univ. of Arizona (United States)
Christopher K. Walker, Optical Sciences Ctr./Univ. of Arizona and Steward Observatory/Univ. of Arizona (United States)
Christopher E. Groppi, Steward Observatory/Univ. of Arizona (United States)
John M. Hill, Steward Observatory/Univ. of Arizona (United States)
John H. Bieging, Steward Observatory/Univ. of Arizona (United States)
Stephen M. Pompea, Pompea & Associates (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4015:
Radio Telescopes
Harvey R. Butcher, Editor(s)

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