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GTC project: present and future
Author(s): Pedro Alvarez; Jose Miguel Rodriguez-Espinosa; Felix R. Kabana
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Paper Abstract

The GTC (Gran Telescopio Canarias) Project, a 10 meter segmented telescope to be installed at the ORM in La Palma, Spain, is moving forward at full steam. Main science drivers for the GTC are image quality, operational efficiency and reliability. First light is planned for end-2002.

Paper Details

Date Published: 2 August 2000
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 4004, Telescope Structures, Enclosures, Controls, Assembly/Integration/Validation, and Commissioning, (2 August 2000); doi: 10.1117/12.393932
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Pedro Alvarez, Instituto de Astrofisica de Canarias (Spain)
Jose Miguel Rodriguez-Espinosa, Instituto de Astrofisica de Canarias (Spain)
Felix R. Kabana, 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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