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VST project: technical overview
Author(s): Dario Mancini; Giorgio Sedmak; Massimo Brescia; Fausto Cortecchia; D. Fierro; Valentina Fiume Garelli; Gabriella Marra; Francesco Perrotta; F. Rovedi; Pietro Schipani
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Paper Abstract

The VST (Very Large Telescope Survey Telescope) is an 2.6 m class Alt-Az telescope which will be installed in the European Southern Observatory (ESO) Paranal site, Chile. It has been designed by the Technology Working Group of the Astronomical Observatory of Capodimonte, Italy. The VST is an 1 degree(s) X 1 degree(s) wide-field imaging facility planned to supply databases for the ESO VLT science and carry out stand-alone observations in the UV to I spectral range starting in the year 2001. All the solutions adopted in the VST design comply to the ESO VLT standards. This paper reports a technical overview of the telescope design.

Paper Details

Date Published: 2 August 2000
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 4004, Telescope Structures, Enclosures, Controls, Assembly/Integration/Validation, and Commissioning, (2 August 2000); doi: 10.1117/12.393895
Show Author Affiliations
Dario Mancini, Osservatorio Astronomico di Capodimonte (Italy)
Giorgio Sedmak, Univ. degli Studi di Trieste (Italy)
Massimo Brescia, Osservatorio Astronomico di Capodimonte (Italy)
Fausto Cortecchia, Osservatorio Astronomico di Capodimonte (Italy)
D. Fierro, Osservatorio Astronomico di Capodimonte (Italy)
Valentina Fiume Garelli, Osservatorio Astronomico di Capodimonte (Italy)
Gabriella Marra, Osservatorio Astronomico di Capodimonte (Italy)
Francesco Perrotta, Osservatorio Astronomico di Capodimonte (Italy)
F. Rovedi, Osservatorio Astronomico di Capodimonte (Italy)
Pietro Schipani, Osservatorio Astronomico di Capodimonte (Italy)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4004:
Telescope Structures, Enclosures, Controls, Assembly/Integration/Validation, and Commissioning
Thomas A. Sebring; Torben Andersen, Editor(s)

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