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Prototype enclosure design for the Korea Microlensing Telescope Network (KMTNet)
Author(s): N. Kappler; L. Kappler; W. M. Poteet; H. K. Cauthen; Byeong-Gon Park; Chung-Uk Lee; Seung-Lee Kim; Sang-Mok Cha
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Paper Abstract

TBR Construction and Engineering (TBR) has under development for the Korea Astronomy and Space Science Institute (KASI), a project to provide three 1.6 meter optical telescopes observatories in three southern countries: Chile, South Africa, and Australia. The contracting team has chosen to develop a full scale prototype of the observatory. This will become a functional assembly and testing facility for all three project telescopes in Tucson, Arizona. This prototyping concept is meant to allow the optics team to make changes to the observatory as needed for the scientific mission while minimizing the expense of making changes in remote countries.

Paper Details

Date Published: 17 September 2012
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 8444, Ground-based and Airborne Telescopes IV, 844443 (17 September 2012); doi: 10.1117/12.925499
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N. Kappler, TBR Construction & Engineering (United States)
L. Kappler, TBR Construction & Engineering (United States)
W. M. Poteet, CP Systems, Inc. (United States)
H. K. Cauthen, CP Systems, Inc. (United States)
Byeong-Gon Park, Korea Astronomy and Space Science Institute (Korea, Republic of)
Chung-Uk Lee, Korea Astronomy and Space Science Institute (Korea, Republic of)
Seung-Lee Kim, Korea Astronomy and Space Science Institute (Korea, Republic of)
Sang-Mok Cha, Korea Astronomy and Space Science Institute (Korea, Republic of)


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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