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Advanced Technology Solar Telescope: a progress report
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Paper Abstract

The four-meter Advanced Technology Solar Telescope (ATST) will be the most powerful solar telescope and the world's leading resource for studying solar magnetism that controls the solar wind, flares, coronal mass ejections and variability in the Sun's output. Development of a four-meter solar telescope presents many technical challenges (e.g., thermal control of the enclosure, telescope structure and optics). We give a status report of the ATST project (e.g., system design reviews, instrument PDR, Haleakala site environmental impact statement progress) and summarize the design of the major subsystems, including the telescope mount assembly, enclosure, mirror assemblies, wavefront correction, and instrumentation.

Paper Details

Date Published: 23 June 2006
PDF: 19 pages
Proc. SPIE 6267, Ground-based and Airborne Telescopes, 626709 (23 June 2006); doi: 10.1117/12.672495
Show Author Affiliations
J. Wagner, National Solar Observatory (United States)
T. R. Rimmele, National Solar Observatory (United States)
S. Keil, National Solar Observatory (United States)
J. Barr, National Optical Astronomy Observatory (United States)
N. Dalrymple, Air Force Research Lab. (United States)
J. Ditsler, National Solar Observatory (United States)
B. Goodrich, National Solar Observatory (United States)
E. Hansen, National Solar Observatory (United States)
S. Hegwer, National Solar Observatory (United States)
F. Hill, National Solar Observatory (United States)
R. Hubbard, National Solar Observatory (United States)
L. Phelps, National Solar Observatory (United States)
R. Price, National Solar Observatory (United States)
K. Richards, National Solar Observatory (United States)
M. Warner, National Solar Observatory (United States)


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

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