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Conceptual design study of the GMT enclosure
Author(s): José Terán U.; Daniel H. Neff; Matt Johns
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Paper Abstract

The Giant Magellan Telescope (GMT) is a collaborative effort between universities and research institutions to build a next-generation extremely large telescope for astronomical research at optical and infrared wavelengths. The GMT enclosure is cylindrical in shape and stands approximately 65 meters high. The telescope rotates independently of the enclosure down to a minimum elevation angle of 25°. This paper covers the decisions made during the conceptual design phase of the GMT enclosure, including an understanding of the facilities systems.

Paper Details

Date Published: 23 June 2006
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 6267, Ground-based and Airborne Telescopes, 62672H (23 June 2006); doi: 10.1117/12.673352
Show Author Affiliations
José Terán U., M3 Engineering & Technology Corp. (United States)
Daniel H. Neff, M3 Engineering & Technology Corp. (United States)
Matt Johns, Carnegie Institution of Washington (United States)


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

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