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Telescope design and efficiency
Author(s): Jason Etherton; Paul C. T. Rees; Iain A. Steele
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Paper Abstract

The cost effectiveness of modern telescope operations depends upon appropriate telescope system design. We explore telescope operating models and define the efficiency of telescope usage, using recent operational data. We investigate the efficiency of telescope use with respect to several generic types of operational programme. We derive a model of telescope operating efficiency and explore the operational implications of several telescope design factors and configurations.

Paper Details

Date Published: 25 July 2000
PDF: 16 pages
Proc. SPIE 4010, Observatory Operations to Optimize Scientific Return II, (25 July 2000); doi: 10.1117/12.392505
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Jason Etherton, Liverpool John Moores Univ. (United Kingdom)
Paul C. T. Rees, Telescope Technologies Ltd. (United States)
Iain A. Steele, Liverpool John Moores Univ. (United Kingdom)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4010:
Observatory Operations to Optimize Scientific Return II
Peter J. Quinn, Editor(s)

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