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Concept Design Of A Precision, Versatile, Inexpensive 3-To 4-Meter Class Telescope
Author(s): Bruce Balick; Ed Mannery; Walt Siegmund
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Paper Abstract

The philosophy and preliminary concepts for the design of a 3-to 4-meter class telescope are presented. A clear set of goals for the telescope is motivated by the need for a workhorse instrument to complement the major new ground and space based astronomical instruments in planning or nearing completion. Primary emphasis in the design is accorded to instrument mountings so that every instrument is kept operational and easily deployable at any time. New developments in optical, mechanical, and control system technologies are being exploited throughout the telescope. Many of these innovations are described.

Paper Details

Date Published: 3 November 1983
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 0444, Advanced Technology Optical Telescopes II, (3 November 1983); doi: 10.1117/12.937950
Show Author Affiliations
Bruce Balick, University of Washington (United States)
Ed Mannery, University of Washington (United States)
Walt Siegmund, University of Washington (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0444:
Advanced Technology Optical Telescopes II
Lawrence D. Barr; Brian Mack, Editor(s)

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