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PROCEEDINGS VOLUME 4837

Large Ground-based Telescopes

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Volume Number: 4837
Date Published: 4 February 2003

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The Large Atacama Telescope (LAT) project
Author(s): Terry L. Herter; Bernhard Rainer Brandl; Stephen S. Eikenberry; Riccardo Giovanelli; Luke D. Keller; Daniel F. Lester; Thomas A. Sebring; Gordon J. Stacey
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Southern African Large Telescope (SALT) project: progress and status after two years
Author(s): Jacobus G. Meiring; David A. H. Buckley; Michael C. Lomberg; Robert S. Stobie
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LAMOST project and its current status
Author(s): Hongjun Su; Xiangqun Cui
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TIM: Mexican optical-infrared telescope for the OAN/SPM
Author(s): Irene Cruz-Gonzalez
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Afocal Mersenne telescope for teaching and research
Author(s): Russell R. Mellon; Daniel L. Scheld; Robert E. Stencel
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You can teach an old dog new tricks: the Mayall 4-m telescope
Author(s): Nigel A. Sharp; Charles F. Claver; Richard F. Green; Scott E. Bulau; David Mills; Antony A. Abraham
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GPS-based timing system for LAMOST
Author(s): Xinqi Xu; Gangping Jin
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Southern Astrophysical Research (SOAR) Telescope: steps on the route to success
Author(s): Thomas A. Sebring; Victor L. Krabbendam; Steven R. Heathcote
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Project VISTA: a review of its progress and overview of the current program
Author(s): Alistair M. McPherson; Simon C. Craig; Will Sutherland
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Technical challenges of the Advanced Technology Solar Telescope
Author(s): Thomas R. Rimmele; Stephen L. Keil; Christoph U. Keller; Frank Hill; John Briggs; Nathan E. Dalrymple; Bret D. Goodrich; Steven L. Hegwer; Rob Hubbard; Jacobus M. Oschmann; Richard R. Radick; Deqing Ren; Jeremy Wagner; Stephen Wampler; Mark Warner
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The Atacama Large Millimeter Array (ALMA)
Author(s): Alwyn Wootten
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The Very Large Array expansion project
Author(s): Michael P. Rupen
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The Large Millimeter Telescope status
Author(s): F. Peter Schloerb; Luis Carrasco; Grant W. Wilson
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The Large Binocular Telescope project
Author(s): John M. Hill; Piero Salinari
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Integrated design and management of combined, complex, and fast-track projects
Author(s): Dario Mancini
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Why systems engineering on telescopes?
Author(s): Gerhard Pieter Swart; Jacobus G. Meiring
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From 250 to 90 tons: systems engineering in the VISTA conceptual design development
Author(s): Simon C. Craig; Eli Atad-Ettedgui; Mark M. Casali; Richard J. Bennett; Ian Egan; Brian Stobie; Stefano Stanghellini; Will Sutherland
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Industrial contribution in design, manufacturing, and erection of large ground-based telescopes
Author(s): Gianpietro Marchiori
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Dome seeing improvement of LAMOST enclosure
Author(s): Zheng qiu Yao; Weina Hao; Fang Zhou; Huli Shi; Zhiping Chen
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Designing the SALT facility to minimize dome seeing effects
Author(s): Mariana de Kock; Sarel J. Venter
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Completion of the Large Binocular Telescope enclosure
Author(s): Jose Teran; James H. Slagle; John M. Hill; Daniel H. Neff
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Determination of the intrinsic site seeing for the Hobby-Eberly Telescope
Author(s): Edwin S. Barker; Mark T. Adams; Frank Deglman; Vicki Riley; Teddy George; John A. Booth; Armin Rest; Edward Larry Robinson
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The Hobby-Eberly Telescope natural ventilation system upgrade
Author(s): John M. Good; Philip W. Kelton; John A. Booth; Edwin S. Barker
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Design and upgrades for the Sloan Digital Sky Survey telescope's roll-off enclosure
Author(s): R. French Leger; Dan Long; Mark A. Klaene
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Temperature control for the primary mirror and seeing statistics of the Subaru Telescope
Author(s): Akihiko Miyashita; Ryusuke Ogasawara; Naruhisa Takato; George Kosugi; Tadafumi Takata; Fumihiro Uraguchi
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Thermal conditioning of the AEOS Telescope
Author(s): Lewis C. Roberts; Peter D. Figgis
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Structural design of the Southern African Large Telescope
Author(s): S. Willem P. Esterhuyse; De Wet Strydom; Jian Swiegers; Johan Wannenburg
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Structure design and analysis of the special mounting and tracking system of the LAMOST
Author(s): Guoping Li; Bozhong Gu; Dehua Yang; Guoming Wang; Yuefei Wang
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Final design, fabrication, factory integration, and test of a 4.2-m telescope mount
Author(s): David S. Porter; Kerstan G. Hermann; James J. Schuldenberg
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SOAR 4.2-m telescope: evolution of drive and pointing performance from early predictions to final testing
Author(s): Marvin F. Campbell; Edward O. Reese
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Finite element analysis of the GTC Commissioning Instrument structure
Author(s): Alejandro Farah; Javier Godoy; F. Velazquez; Carlos Espejo; Salvador Cuevas; Vicente Bringas; A. Manzo; L. del Llano; J. L. Sanchez; Armando Chavoya; Nicholas Devaney; Javier Castro; Luis Cavaller
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Standardization of direct drive servos in telescope applications
Author(s): Pablo Gutierrez
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Thermal shape change of some CFRP-aluminum honeycomb sandwiched structures
Author(s): Jingquan Cheng
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Strategy for identifying and mitigating facility vibrations to improve optical performance at the W. M. Keck Observatory
Author(s): Michael Hess; Craig E. Nance; John W. Vause; Michael Hrynevych; Mark R. Swain; Mark Colavita
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Wind loading of large telescopes
Author(s): Myung K. Cho; Larry M. Stepp; George Z. Angeli; David R. Smith
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VST project: telescope dynamic analysis
Author(s): Pietro Schipani
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VST project: mechanical design optimization
Author(s): Dario Mancini; Guido Mancini; Francesco Perrotta; Luigi Ferragina; D. Fierro; Valentina Fiume Garelli; Lorenzo Pellone; Oreste Caputi; Giovanni Sciarretta; Michele Valentino
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VST project: drive system design and strategies for performance optimization
Author(s): Dario Mancini
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VST project: the adapter rotator (M1 cell)
Author(s): Dario Mancini; Oreste Caputi; Fausto Cortecchia; Luigi Ferragina; D. Fierro; V. Fiume; Guido Mancini; Gabriella Marra; Lorenzo Pellone; Francesco Perrotta; Giovanni Sciarretta; Michele Valentino
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VST project: distributed control system overview
Author(s): Dario Mancini; Germana Mazzola; C. Molfese; Pietro Schipani; Massimo Brescia; Laurent Marty; Emilio Rossi
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Wind deformation of the Subaru primary mirror
Author(s): Tomio Kanzawa; Masami Yutani; Tomio Kurakami; Fumihiro Uraguchi
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ALMA high-performance nutating subreflector
Author(s): Victor L. Gasho; Simon J. E. Radford; Jeffrey S. Kingsley
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WIYN tip-tilt module performance
Author(s): Charles F. Claver; Charles Corson; R. Richard Gomez; Philip N. Daly; David M. Dryden; Behzod Abareshi
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Special and innovative aspects of the GTC M2 drive mechanism
Author(s): Enrique Garcia; Lorenzo Zago; Daniele Gallieni
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Kitt Peak National Observatory Mayall's f/8 secondary control redesign gives 100-nm resolution in tip, tilt, and focus
Author(s): Scott E. Bulau; Khairy M. Abdel-Gawad; Thomas Wolfe
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The Subaru top unit exchanger
Author(s): Tomio Kurakami; Masami Yutani; Tomio Kanzawa; Norio Ohshima; Fumihiro Uraguchi; Kazuhito Namikawa; Akihiko Miyashita; Shinichi Kubota
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Integration and mechanical interfacing of very large instruments at UKIRT and JCMT telescopes
Author(s): Tomas Chylek; Dean J. Shutt
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Overview of LAMOST control system
Author(s): Xinqi Xu; Lingzhe Xu; Gangping Jin
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Design of control system for fiber positioning system of LAMOST
Author(s): Chao Zhai; Xiaozheng Xing; Hongzhuan Hu; Weimin Li
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Gemini wavefront sensing subsystems
Author(s): Corinne Boyer; Jacques Sebag; Francois J. Rigaut; Simon Chan; Christopher J. Carter
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Infrared-optimized AO system for a 15- to 20-m class telescope
Author(s): Bernhard Rainer Brandl; Stephen S. Eikenberry; Terry L. Herter; Jayant Kulkarni
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Electronics and acceptance control system for the Gran Telescopio Canarias Commissioning Instrument
Author(s): Ruben Flores; Gustavo Anguiano; Sadot Arciniega; Gerardo Lara; Beatriz Sanchez; Carlos Espejo; Salvador Cuevas; Vicente Bringas
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Design and construction of the instrument rotator for the Sloan Digital Sky Survey (SDSS) telescope
Author(s): R. French Leger; Dan Long; Larry N. Carey; Russell E. Owen; Walter Sigmund
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New type of optical fiber positioning unit device for LAMOST
Author(s): Hongzhuan Hu; Xiaozheng Xing; Chao Zhai; Weimin Li
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Observation planning of LAMOST fiber positioning subsystem and its simulation study
Author(s): Chao Zhai; Xiaobo Peng; Xiaozheng Xing
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Optical design of the Southern African Large Telescope
Author(s): Arek Swat; Darragh O'Donoghue; Jian Swiegers; Leon Nel; David A. H. Buckley
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Short carbon-fiber-reinforced ceramic (Cesic) for optomechanical applications
Author(s): Matthias Kroedel; G. S. Kutter; M. Deyerler; Norbert Manfred Pailer
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Optical performance of bimetallic mirrors under lateral temperature distributions
Author(s): Il-Kwon Moon; Myung K. Cho; Ralph M. Richard
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Manufacturing and testing of the primary mirror unit for the ESO VLTI auxiliary telescopes
Author(s): Carlo Flebus; Eric Quertemont; Marcel Cola
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Fabrication of mirrors for the Magellan telescopes and the Large Binocular Telescope
Author(s): Hubert M. Martin; Richard G. Allen; James H. Burge; Lee R. Dettmann; Dean A. Ketelsen; Stephen M. Miller; Jose M. Sasian
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Active optics on the Baade 6.5-m (Magellan I) Telescope
Author(s): Paul L. Schechter; Gregory S. Burley; Charles L. Hull; Matthew Johns; Hubert M. Martin; Skip Schaller; Stephen A. Shectman; Steve C. West
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Active support system of LAMOST reflecting Schmidt plate
Author(s): Xiangqun Cui; Yeping Li; Xiaoyu Ni; Dehua Yang; Zheng qiu Yao; Guoping Li; Yuefei Wang
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Performance and improvement of active optics at the Very Large Telescope
Author(s): Stephane Guisard; Lothar Noethe; Jason Spyromilio; Francisco Delgado
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Kilometer-scale primary objective telescope with no moving parts
Author(s): Thomas Ditto
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Control and network system of position actuators in LAMOST
Author(s): Lisheng Ma; Zhenchao Zhang; Xiangqun Cui
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Design and analysis of support system of the LAMOST primary mirror
Author(s): Xuefei Gong; Xiangqun Cui; Haiyuan Chen; Xizhang Ye; Ru Zhang
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Performance of active mirror support of the Subaru Telescope
Author(s): Naruhisa Takato; Tomonori Usuda; Wataru Tanaka
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Global radius-of-curvature estimation and control for the Hobby-Eberly Telescope
Author(s): John M. Rakoczy; Drew Hall; William Ly; Richard T. Howard; Edward E. Montgomery
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Hobby-Eberly Telescope segment alignment maintenance system
Author(s): Mark T. Adams; Povilas Palunas; John A. Booth; James R. Fowler; Marsha J. Wolf; Gregory H. Ames; John M. Rakoczy; Edward E. Montgomery
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Primary mirror figure maintenance of the Hobby-Eberly Telescope using the segment alignment maintenance system
Author(s): John M. Rakoczy; Drew Hall; Richard T. Howard; William Ly; John T. Weir; Edward E. Montgomery; Mark T. Adams; John A. Booth; James R. Fowler; Gregory H. Ames
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Mirror alignment recovery system (MARS) on the Hobby-Eberly Telescope
Author(s): Marsha J. Wolf; Povilas Palunas; John A. Booth; Michael H. Ward; Allan Wirth; Gordon L. Wesley; Darragh O'Donoghue; Lawrence W. Ramsey
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Diffractional treatment of curvature sensing in segmented mirror telescopes
Author(s): Jose Maria Rodriguez-Gonzalez; Jesus Jimenez Fuensalida
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Results of diffraction effects in segmented mirrors: co-phasing with integrated curvature signal
Author(s): Jose Maria Rodriguez-Gonzalez; Jesus Jimenez Fuensalida
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Gran Telescopio Canarias Commissioning Instrument optomechanics
Author(s): Carlos Espejo; Salvador Cuevas; Beatriz Sanchez; Ruben Flores; Gerardo Lara; Alejandro Farah; Javier Godoy; Vicente Bringas; Armando Chavoya; Ariel Dorantes; Juan Manuel Montoya; Juan Carlos Rangel; Nicholas Devaney; Javier Castro; Luis Cavaller
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The classical Ronchi test for piston detection
Author(s): Javier Salinas; Esteban Luna-Aguilar; Luis Salas; Alejandro Cornejo; I. Cruz Torres; Victor M. Garcia
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Polarization shearing laser interferometer for aligning segmented telescope mirrors
Author(s): Marsha J. Wolf; Michael H. Ward; John A. Booth; Brian P. Roman
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Calculating diffraction-limited point spread functions for large segmented telescopes
Author(s): Stephen S. Eikenberry; Brienne D. Shkedi; Terry L. Herter
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Replication as an alternative approach for large segmented telescopes
Author(s): Melville P. Ulmer; Robert I. Altkorn; Edward D. Kibblewhite; Steve Varlese
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Demonstrating the suitability of Sitall for the SALT primary mirror
Author(s): Oleg V. Ponin; Alexander A. Sharov; Igor Galyavov; Tatyana A. Kompan; Jian Swiegers; Arek Swat
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ZERODUR for large segmented telescopes
Author(s): Hans F. Morian; Peter Hartmann; Ralf Jedamzik; Hartmut W. Hoeness
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Extra Large Telescope Actuator (ELTA)
Author(s): Ruben Nalbandian; Alson E. Hatheway
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Subaru Telescope: status report
Author(s): Hiroyasu Ando
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Subaru Telescope: current performances and future upgrade plans
Author(s): Tomonori Usuda; Naruhisa Takato; Jun'ichi Morino; George Kosugi; Akihiko Miyashita; Junichi Noumaru; Tomio Kanzawa; Saeko S. Hayashi; Michael Letawsky; Takuya Yamashita; Noboru Itoh; Wataru Tanaka
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The VLT
Author(s): Jason Spyromilio
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Commissioning telescopes from 20 cm to 8.2 m
Author(s): Jason Spyromilio
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DIMM with large aperture separation and simultaneous seeing measurements at Mauna Kea
Author(s): Fumihiro Uraguchi; Naruhisa Takato; Akihiko Miyashita; Kenshi Yanagisawa; Norio Okada
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All-sky 10-um cloud monitor on Mauna Kea
Author(s): Naruhisa Takato; Norio Okada; George Kosugi; Masahiro Suganuma; Akihiko Miyashita; Fumihiro Uraguchi
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Evaluation of thin films for mirror coating at the Subaru Telescope
Author(s): Yukiko Kamata; Toshio Sato; Tomio Kanzawa
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Cleaning procedure for mirror coating at the Subaru Telescope
Author(s): Masami Yutani; Saeko S. Hayashi; Tomio Kurakami; Tomio Kanzawa; Norio Ohshima; Masao Nakagiri
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Care and cleaning of the Starfire Optical Range's 3.5-m primary mirror
Author(s): James M. Brown; Roger D. Petty
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Adaptive periodic error correction for the VLT
Author(s): Toomas Erm; Stefan Sandrock
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The Magellan Telescopes
Author(s): Stephen A. Shectman; Matthew Johns
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The Hobby-Eberly Telescope completion project
Author(s): John A. Booth; Marsha J. Wolf; James R. Fowler; Mark T. Adams; John M. Good; Philip W. Kelton; Edwin S. Barker; Povilas Palunas; Frank N. Bash; Lawrence W. Ramsey; Gary J. Hill; Phillip J. MacQueen; Mark E. Cornell; Edward Larry Robinson
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The Starfire Optical Range 3.5-m adaptive optical telescope
Author(s): Robert Q. Fugate
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The Green Bank Telescope: current status and early results
Author(s): Richard M. Prestage; Ronald J. Maddalena
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Automated observatory for multicolor active galactic nuclei monitoring (MAGNUM)
Author(s): Yukiyasu Kobayashi; Yuzuru Yoshii; Takeo Minezaki; Keigo Enya; Tsutomu Aoki; Masahiro Suganuma; Hiroyuki Tomita; Mamoru Doi; Kentaro Motohara; Bruce A. Peterson; Craig H. Smith; John K. Little; Ben Greene
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VLT telescope control software: status, development, and lessons learned
Author(s): Krister Wirenstrand
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