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Two-meter telescopes for the new millennium
Author(s): Craig H. Smith; Lawrence K. Randall; Benjamin I. Greene; Daniel R. Blanco; Bruce H. Cook; John K. Little; Adrian Loeff; Robert L. Meeks; Gordon Pentland
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Paper Abstract

In the year 2000, EOS Technologies, Inc. of Tucson, Arizona will complete six two-meter class telescopes for astronomy. Applications for these telescopes range from monitoring of active-galactic nuclei to the search for extra-solar planets. Four of the telescopes will form part of the Keck International Project. These telescopes meet the highest tracking and axis interaction specifications ever attempted in a two-meter class telescope. Each of these telescopes is capable of fully remote-control and semi-autonomous operation.

Paper Details

Date Published: 2 August 2000
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 4004, Telescope Structures, Enclosures, Controls, Assembly/Integration/Validation, and Commissioning, (2 August 2000); doi: 10.1117/12.393949
Show Author Affiliations
Craig H. Smith, EOS Technologies, Inc. (United States)
Lawrence K. Randall, EOS Technologies, Inc. (United States)
Benjamin I. Greene, EOS Technologies, Inc. (United States)
Daniel R. Blanco, EOS Technologies, Inc. (United States)
Bruce H. Cook, EOS Technologies, Inc. (United States)
John K. Little, EOS Technologies, Inc. (United States)
Adrian Loeff, EOS Technologies, Inc. (United States)
Robert L. Meeks, EOS Technologies, Inc. (United States)
Gordon Pentland, EOS Technologies, Inc. (United States)


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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