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The Large Atacama Telescope (LAT) project
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Paper Abstract

We discuss plans for the construction of a 15-m class telescope located in the high Atacama desert of Northern Chile. The baseline concept is a segmented mirror telescope optimized for operation at wavelengths longer than 3.5 microns but capable of working at shorter wavelengths. An adaptive secondary will be used to achieve diffraction limited imaging while maintaining low emissivity. The facility will be designed for eventual remote/robotic operation and include a number of instruments designed to take advantage of the low precipitable water vapor and good seeing conditions.

Paper Details

Date Published: 4 February 2003
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 4837, Large Ground-based Telescopes, (4 February 2003); doi: 10.1117/12.457966
Show Author Affiliations
Terry L. Herter, Cornell Univ. (United States)
Bernhard Rainer Brandl, Cornell Univ. (United States)
Stephen S. Eikenberry, Cornell Univ. (United States)
Riccardo Giovanelli, Cornell Univ. (United States)
Luke D. Keller, Cornell Univ. (United States)
Daniel F. Lester, McDonald Observatory/Univ. of Texas at Austin (United States)
Thomas A. Sebring, SOAR Telescope Project (United States)
Gordon J. Stacey, Cornell Univ. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4837:
Large Ground-based Telescopes
Jacobus M. Oschmann; Larry M. Stepp, Editor(s)

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