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The CCAT 25m diameter submillimeter-wave telescope
Author(s): David Woody; Steve Padin; Eric Chauvin; Bruno Clavel; German Cortes; Andy Kissil; John Lou; Paul Rasmussen; David Redding; Jeff Zolkower
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Paper Abstract

CCAT will be a 25 m diameter telescope operating in the 2 to 0.2 mm wavelength range. It will be located at an altitude of 5600 m on Cerro Chajnantor in Northern Chile. The telescope will be equipped with wide-field, multi-color cameras for surveys and multi-object spectrometers for spectroscopic follow up. Several innovations have been developed to meet the <0.5 arcsec pointing error and 10 μm surface error requirements while keeping within the modest budget appropriate for radio telescopes.

Paper Details

Date Published: 27 September 2012
PDF: 14 pages
Proc. SPIE 8444, Ground-based and Airborne Telescopes IV, 84442M (27 September 2012); doi: 10.1117/12.925229
Show Author Affiliations
David Woody, Owens Valley Radio Observatory (United States)
Steve Padin, California Institute of Technology (United States)
Eric Chauvin, Eric Chauvin Consulting (United States)
Bruno Clavel, Eric Chauvin Consulting (United States)
German Cortes, Cornell Univ. (United States)
Andy Kissil, Jet Propulsion Lab. (United States)
John Lou, Jet Propulsion Lab. (United States)
Paul Rasmussen, Owens Valley Radio Observatory (United States)
David Redding, Jet Propulsion Lab. (United States)
Jeff Zolkower, Cornell Univ. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8444:
Ground-based and Airborne Telescopes IV
Larry M. Stepp; Roberto Gilmozzi; Helen J. Hall, Editor(s)

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