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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, PDR, Haleakalä 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: 10 July 2008
PDF: 14 pages
Proc. SPIE 7012, Ground-based and Airborne Telescopes II, 70120I (10 July 2008); doi: 10.1117/12.789436
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)
R. Hubbard, National Solar Observatory (United States)
E. Hansen, National Solar Observatory (United States)
L. Phelps, National Solar Observatory (United States)
M. Warner, National Solar Observatory (United States)
B. Goodrich, National Solar Observatory (United States)
K. Richards, National Solar Observatory (United States)
S. Hegwer, National Solar Observatory (United States)
R. Kneale, National Solar Observatory (United States)
J. Ditsler, National Solar Observatory (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7012:
Ground-based and Airborne Telescopes II
Larry M. Stepp; Roberto Gilmozzi, Editor(s)

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