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Status of the design and fabrication of the GTC mirrors
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Paper Abstract

The Gran Telescopio Canarias (GTC) is a 10 m-class telescope which is under construction and will be operational at the Observatorio del Roque de Los Muchachos at the end of 2003. The goal of this paper is to describe the current status of the design and construction of the primary, secondary and tertiary mirrors of the GTC and their opto-mechanical supports. It also summarizes the optical performances expected from the GTC and the error budget of the optical system.

Paper Details

Date Published: 20 July 2000
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 4003, Optical Design, Materials, Fabrication, and Maintenance, (20 July 2000); doi: 10.1117/12.391519
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Javier Castro, Instituto de Astrofisica de Canarias (Spain)
Nicholas Devaney, Instituto de Astrofisica de Canarias (Spain)
Lotti Jochum, Instituto de Astrofisica de Canarias (Spain)
Bernardo Ronquillo, Instituto de Astrofisica de Canarias (Spain)
Luis Cavaller-Marques, Instituto de Astrofisica de Canarias (Spain)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4003:
Optical Design, Materials, Fabrication, and Maintenance
Philippe Dierickx, Editor(s)

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