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Large open telescope: size-upscaling from DOT to LOT
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Paper Abstract

The design characteristics of a large open telescope (LOT) are: (i) an open tower with only pure translations of the platform under wind load; (ii) an open telescope construction with extremely stiff geometry and drives; (iii) simple optics with easy aligning and testing, but nevertheless suitable for large auxiliary equipment like spectrographs.

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Date Published: 11 February 2003
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 4853, Innovative Telescopes and Instrumentation for Solar Astrophysics, (11 February 2003); doi: 10.1117/12.460286
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Robert H. Hammerschlag, Astronomical Institute/Univ. Utrecht (Netherlands)
Aswin P. L. Jaegers, Univ. Utrecht (Netherlands)
Felix C. M. Bettonvil, Astronomical Institute/Univ. Utrecht (Netherlands)
Netherlands Foundation for Research in Astronomy (Netherlands)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4853:
Innovative Telescopes and Instrumentation for Solar Astrophysics
Stephen L. Keil; Sergey V. Avakyan, Editor(s)

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