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Advanced Technology Solar Telescope: a progress report
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Paper Abstract

The 4m ATST will be the most powerful solar telescope in the world, providing a unique scientific tool to study the Sun and other astronomical objects. The design and development phase for the Advance Technology Solar Telescope (ATST) is progressing. The conceptual design review (CoDR) for the ATST is scheduled for August 2003. We present a brief description of the science requirements of ATST, and remind the reader of some of the technical challenges of building a 4-m solar telescope. We will discuss some of the design strategies that will allow us to achieve the required performance specifications, present conceptual designs for the ATST, and summarize the results of trades we have made on our path to the CoDR. The thermal impacts to local, self-induced seeing with respect to some of our system level trades that have been completed will be discussed.

Paper Details

Date Published: 4 February 2004
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 5171, Telescopes and Instrumentation for Solar Astrophysics, (4 February 2004); doi: 10.1117/12.508575
Show Author Affiliations
Jim Oschmann, National Solar Observatory (United States)
Nathan Dalrymple, Air Force Research Lab. (United States)
Mark Warner, National Solar Observatory (United States)
Ron Price, National Solar Observatory (United States)
Frank Hill, National Solar Observatory (United States)
Rob Hubbard, National Solar Observatory (United States)
Thomas R. Rimmele, National Solar Observatory (United States)
Christoph U. Keller, National Solar Observatory (United States)
Stephen Keil, National Solar Observatory (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5171:
Telescopes and Instrumentation for Solar Astrophysics
Silvano Fineschi; Mark A. Gummin, Editor(s)

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