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The Large Millimeter Telescope
Author(s): Alfonso Serrano Pérez-Grovas; F. Peter Schloerb; David Hughes; Min Yun
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Paper Abstract

We present a summary of the Large Millimeter Telescope (LMT) Project and its current status. The LMT is a joint project of the University of Massachusetts (UMass) in the USA and the Instituto Nacional de Astrofisica, Optica y Electronica (INAOE) in Mexico to build a 50m-diameter millimeter-wave telescope. The LMT site is at an altitude of 4600 m atop Volcan Sierra Negra, an extinct volcanic peak in the state of Puebla, Mexico, approximately 100 km east of the city of Puebla. Construction of the antenna steel structure has been completed and the antenna drive system has been installed. Fabrication of the reflector surface is underway. The telescope is expected to be completed in 2008.

Paper Details

Date Published: 27 June 2006
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 6267, Ground-based and Airborne Telescopes, 626701 (27 June 2006); doi: 10.1117/12.672584
Show Author Affiliations
Alfonso Serrano Pérez-Grovas, Instituto Nacional de Astrofísica Óptica y Electrónica (Mexico)
F. Peter Schloerb, Univ. of Massachusetts (United States)
David Hughes, Instituto Nacional de Astrofísica Óptica y Electrónica (Mexico)
Min Yun, Univ. of Massachusetts (United States)


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

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