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Automated telescope enclosure for the CHARA array
Author(s): Eric J. Simison; Douglas R. Ferrell; Stephen T. Ridgway; Harold A. McAlister
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Paper Abstract

A unique set of instrument enclosures was implemented as part of an interferometric array now in place atop Mt. Wilson, California. These enclosures were designed in response to project criteria set forth in the planning phases of a new project by the Center for High Angular Resolution Astronomy at Georgia State University. The array is intended for high resolution imaging at optical and infrared wavelengths and is comprised of six 1-m diameter telescopes arranged in a Y-shaped configuration with a maximum baseline of approximately 350 m.

Paper Details

Date Published: 2 August 2000
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 4004, Telescope Structures, Enclosures, Controls, Assembly/Integration/Validation, and Commissioning, (2 August 2000); doi: 10.1117/12.393954
Show Author Affiliations
Eric J. Simison, Sea West Enterprises, Inc. (United States)
Douglas R. Ferrell, Patrell Engineering Group, Inc. (United States)
Stephen T. Ridgway, NOAO and Ctr. for High Angular Resolution Astronomy/Georgia State Univ. (United States)
Harold A. McAlister, Ctr. for High Angular Resolution Astronomy/Georgia State Univ. (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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