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Enclosure design for the ARIES 3.6m optical telescope
Author(s): A. K. Pandey; Vishal Shukla; Tarun Bangia; R. D. Raskar; R. R. Kulkarni; A. S. Ghanti
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Paper Abstract

A 3.6-m, f/9 optical telescope is planned to be installed at Devasthal, India (Latitude:29° 21' 40'' N, Longitude: 79° 41' 04'' E, Altitude: 2450 m above msl). The telescope has Cassegrain focus and alt-azimuth mount. The design of the telescope enclosure and the auxiliary building includes a fixed base enclosure, a telescope pier, a rotating dome structure, an auxiliary building, ventilation and component handling systems. The design is optimized for thermal, mechanical, structural, as well as for telescope installation and maintenance requirements. The design aims to provide seeing limited images within the telescope enclosure. This paper presents design of the 3.6m telescope enclosure.

Paper Details

Date Published: 17 September 2012
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 8444, Ground-based and Airborne Telescopes IV, 844441 (17 September 2012); doi: 10.1117/12.926001
Show Author Affiliations
A. K. Pandey, Aryabhatta Research Institute of Observational Sciences (India)
Vishal Shukla, Aryabhatta Research Institute of Observational Sciences (India)
Tarun Bangia, Aryabhatta Research Institute of Observational Sciences (India)
R. D. Raskar, Precision Precast Solutions Pvt. Ltd. (India)
R. R. Kulkarni, Precision Precast Solutions Pvt. Ltd. (India)
A. S. Ghanti, Precision Precast Solutions Pvt. Ltd. (India)


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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