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VISTA: project status
Author(s): Alistair M. McPherson; Andrew Born; Will Sutherland; Jim Emerson; Bryan Little; Paul Jeffers; Malcolm Stewart; John Murray; Kim Ward
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Paper Abstract

VISTA is a 4-m wide field survey telescope with a near infra-red camera and a demanding f/1 primary design now well into its manufacturing phase. We contracted out major items, and generated a coordinated approach to the management of engineering budgets through systems engineering, risks through risk management, and safety through the generation of safety cases. Control of the interfaces and science requirements has been maintained and developed through the current phase. The project is developing the commissioning plan to deliver an effective and safe facility. The current status of VISTA is presented as we move towards the on site integration phase.

Paper Details

Date Published: 23 June 2006
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 6267, Ground-based and Airborne Telescopes, 626707 (23 June 2006); doi: 10.1117/12.671352
Show Author Affiliations
Alistair M. McPherson, United Kingdom Astronomy Technology Ctr., Royal Observatory Edinburgh (United Kingdom)
Andrew Born, United Kingdom Astronomy Technology Ctr., Royal Observatory Edinburgh (United Kingdom)
Will Sutherland, Institute for Astronomy (United Kingdom)
Jim Emerson, Queen Mary Univ. of London (United Kingdom)
Bryan Little, United Kingdom Astronomy Technology Ctr., Royal Observatory Edinburgh (United Kingdom)
Paul Jeffers, United Kingdom Astronomy Technology Ctr., Royal Observatory Edinburgh (United Kingdom)
Malcolm Stewart, United Kingdom Astronomy Technology Ctr., Royal Observatory Edinburgh (United Kingdom)
John Murray, United Kingdom Astronomy Technology Ctr., Royal Observatory Edinburgh (United Kingdom)
Kim Ward, Rutherford Appleton Lab. (United Kingdom)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6267:
Ground-based and Airborne Telescopes
Larry M. Stepp, Editor(s)

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