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Lightweight off-axis 8-m class telescope: a case study to ELT approximation
Author(s): Elfego Ruiz; Erika Sohn; Esteban Luna; Luis Salas; Irene Cruz-Gonzalez
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Paper Abstract

Two main trends presently prevail in ELT design: arrays of hundreds of small (1 - 2 m) hexagonal mirrors and the use of several large (~8m) monolithic mirrors. We present a conceptual study of an off axis 8 m telescope with different mirror options, which can be useful as an experiment towards the design of large multi-mirror telescopes, in terms of different mirror materials, ideas for the optics and new solutions for the telescope mechanical assembly.

Paper Details

Date Published: 7 July 2004
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 5382, Second Backaskog Workshop on Extremely Large Telescopes, (7 July 2004); doi: 10.1117/12.566267
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Elfego Ruiz, Univ. Nacional Autonoma de Mexico (Mexico)
Erika Sohn, Univ. Nacional Autonoma de Mexico (Mexico)
Esteban Luna, Univ. Nacional Autonoma de Mexico (Mexico)
Luis Salas, Univ. Nacional Autonoma de Mexico (Mexico)
Irene Cruz-Gonzalez, Univ. Nacional Autonoma de Mexico (Mexico)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5382:
Second Backaskog Workshop on Extremely Large Telescopes
Arne L. Ardeberg; Torben Andersen, Editor(s)

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