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Optics For The 15-M National New Technology Telescope
Author(s): L. D. Barr
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Paper Abstract

After several years of technology development and concept evaluation, the "four-barrel" Multiple Mirror Telescope concept has been selected for the 15-M National New Technology Telescope. Performance goals are presented. The principal optical configurations are described with emphasis on trade-offs under current study. Discussion of the thermal environment needed for the primary mirror is presented.

Paper Details

Date Published: 22 October 1985
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 0542, Optical Fabrication & Testing Workshop, (22 October 1985); doi: 10.1117/12.948166
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L. D. Barr, National Optical Astronomy Observatories (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0542:
Optical Fabrication & Testing Workshop
Robin S. McDowell, Editor(s)

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