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GTC dome: entering into manufacturing
Author(s): Javier Serrano; German R. Pescador
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Paper Abstract

The GTC Dome is entering into manufacture. Once the design has been frozen, it is time to expose the main features of the Dome and to exhibit the key aspects that will introduce an improvement on the GTC performance with respect to existing telescopes. The implementation of the natural ventilation for the telescope chamber, the use of an improved classical up-and-over shutter or the use of dome shell ventilation are described along the paper, as well as other features that have been laid-out to be absolutely ready to be `switch-on' after day one.

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: 10.1117/12.393909
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Javier Serrano, Instituto de Astrofisica de Canarias (Spain)
German R. Pescador, Instituto de Astrofisica de Canarias (Spain)


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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