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Magellan project
Author(s): Stephen A. Shectman
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Paper Abstract

The Magellan Project is a collaborative effort by the Carnegie Institution of Washington, the University of Arizona, Harvard University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology and the University of Michigan, to build two 6.5- meter telescopes at the Las Campanas Observatory in Chile. First light for Magellan 1 is scheduled to occur in early 2000. The telescope mount and dome are complete and installed on the mountain. The mount and its associated control system have passed preliminary pointing and tracking tests using a small finder telescope. Active positioning of the secondary cage to maintain focus and collimation is also operational.

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: 10.1117/12.393956
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Stephen A. Shectman, Carnegie Observatories of the Carnegie Institute of Washington (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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