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Discovery Channel Telescope: progress and status
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Paper Abstract

The Discovery Channel Telescope (DCT) is a 4.2-m telescope being built at a new site near Happy Jack, in northern Arizona. The DCT features a 2-degree-diameter field of view at prime focus and a Ritchey-Chretien (RC) configuration with Cassegrain and Nasmyth focus capability for optical/IR imaging and spectroscopy. Formal groundbreaking at the Happy Jack site for the DCT occurred on 12 July 2005, with construction of major facility elements underway.

Paper Details

Date Published: 27 June 2006
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 6267, Ground-based and Airborne Telescopes, 626705 (27 June 2006); doi: 10.1117/12.672500
Show Author Affiliations
B. W. Smith, Lowell Observatory (United States)
T. A. Bida, Lowell Observatory (United States)
R. L. Millis, Lowell Observatory (United States)
E. W. Dunham, Lowell Observatory (United States)
O. M. Wiecha, Lowell Observatory (United States)
H. K. Marshall, Lowell Observatory (United States)

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

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