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Planning The National New Technology Telescope (NNTT)
Author(s): L. D. Barr; W-Y . Wong; R. J. Harris
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Paper Abstract

The NNTT is being designed as an array of four telescopes, each 7.5 meters in primary diameter, on a common mounting, phased in the infrared, and able to produce 0.25 arcsecond images. Rapid changeover from combined beam to individual telescope operation is required. To accomplish this, a mechanical configuration employing exchangeable top-end optics modules has been designed. Early results of structural analysis are presented. Structural provisions for driving the telescope are discussed. To meet imaging goals, we conclude that careful structural design plus active position control of the optics is necessary and feasible.

Paper Details

Date Published: 20 August 1986
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 0628, Advanced Technology Optical Telescopes III, (20 August 1986); doi: 10.1117/12.963514
Show Author Affiliations
L. D. Barr, National Optical Astronomy Observatories (United States)
W-Y . Wong, National Optical Astronomy Observatories (United States)
R. J. Harris, National Optical Astronomy Observatories (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0628:
Advanced Technology Optical Telescopes III
Lawrence D. Barr, Editor(s)

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