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The large atacama submillimeter telescope
Author(s): Terry Herter; Robert Brown; Riccardo Giovanelli; Gordon J. Stacey; Jonas Zmuidzinas; David P. Woody; Sunil Golwala; Andrew Blain
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Paper Abstract

Cornell and Caltech are undertaking a two year conceptual design study for a 25-m class sub-mm telescope. The nominal location for this facility will be the high Atacama Desert of Northern Chile. The baseline design is a segmented mirror telescope optimized for operation at wavelengths longer than 200 microns to take advantage of a low precipitable water vapor at the site. We discuss science drivers and their implications for telescope design and technical requirements, and planned technical study areas.

Paper Details

Date Published: 8 October 2004
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 5498, Millimeter and Submillimeter Detectors for Astronomy II, (8 October 2004); doi: 10.1117/12.551893
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Terry Herter, Cornell Univ. (United States)
Robert Brown, Cornell Univ. (United States)
Riccardo Giovanelli, Cornell Univ. (United States)
Gordon J. Stacey, Cornell Univ. (United States)
Jonas Zmuidzinas, California Institute of Technology (United States)
David P. Woody, California Institute of Technology (United States)
Sunil Golwala, California Institute of Technology (United States)
Andrew Blain, California Institute of Technology (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5498:
Millimeter and Submillimeter Detectors for Astronomy II
Jonas Zmuidzinas; Wayne S. Holland; Stafford Withington, Editor(s)

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