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Heat Extraction
Author(s): M. Khairy Abdel- Gawad
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Paper Abstract

For superior land based astronomy locations such as Mauna Kea, Cerro-Tololo and Mt. Graham, all precautions must be taken to preserve the high quality of the seeing. In addition to the floor cooling and well insulated domes, it is essential to extract heat generated within the telescope. The critical locations are hydrostatic pads, the cassegrain station, prime focus cage, and telescope's tube cross head.

Paper Details

Date Published: 3 November 1983
PDF: 4 pages
Proc. SPIE 0444, Advanced Technology Optical Telescopes II, (3 November 1983); doi: 10.1117/12.937973
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M. Khairy Abdel- Gawad, Canada-France-Hawaii Telescope Corporation (United States)


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

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