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Proceedings of SPIE Volume 5489

Ground-based Telescopes
Editor(s): Jacobus M. Oschmann
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Volume Details

Volume Number: 5489
Date Published: 28 September 2004
Softcover: 118 papers (1278) pages
ISBN: 9780819454218

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Pan-STARRS: a wide-field optical survey telescope array
Author(s): Nicholas Kaiser
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Diffraction-limited light collection: promises and challenges of a 50-m ELT
Author(s): Arne Ardeberg
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A large single-aperture telescope for submillimeter astronomy
Author(s): Wayne S. Holland; Rob J. Ivison; Jane S. Greaves; William R.F. Dent; Adrian P.G. Russell; Ian Robson; Andy J. Longmore; Tim G. Hawarden; Jason A. Stevens; James S. Dunlop; Thomas Greve
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Site selection and characterization for giant telescopes
Author(s): Matthias Schock
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Site selection for OWL using past, present, and future climate information
Author(s): Edward Graham; Marc S. Sarazin; Martin Beniston; Claude Collet; Michael Hayoz; Moritz Neun; Stephane Goyette
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OWL site survey: first seeing measurement with ADIMM
Author(s): Zouhair Benkhaldoun; Abdelouahed Abahamid; Youssef El Azhari; El Arbi Siher
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Solar site testing for the Advanced Technology Solar Telescope
Author(s): Frank Hill; Jacques Beckers; Peter Brandt; John Briggs; Timothy Brown; W. Brown; Manuel Collados; Carsten Denker; Steven Fletcher; Steven Hegwer; T. Horst; Mark Komsa; Jeff Kuhn; Alice Lecinski; Haosheng Lin; Steve Oncley; Matthew Penn; Thomas R. Rimmele; Hector Socas-Navarro; Kim Streander
Subaru Telescope: current performances and future upgrade plans
Author(s): Tomonori Usuda; Naruhisa Takato; Tomio Kanzawa; Akihiko Miyashita; Fumihiro Uraguchi; Tomio Kurakami; George Kosugi; Saeko S. Hayashi; Masayuki Akiyama; Noboru Itoh; Satoru Negishi; Shinji Sugahara; Wataru Tanaka
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The new MMT
Author(s): Dan Blanco; Michael Alegria; Shawn Callahan; Dusty Clark; Brian Comisso; Craig B. Foltz; J. Duane Gibson; Carol Heller; Ron James; Bill Kindred; Steve King; Cory Knop; Howard Lester; John McAfee; Alejandra A. E. Milone; Ricardo Ortiz; Timothy E. Pickering; Phil Ritz; Barbara Russ; Gary Schmidt; Dennis Smith; Peter Spencer; Tom Trebisky; Ken Van Horn; Steven C. West; Court Wainwright; Grant Williams; J. T. Williams
eEVN: a Pan-European radio telescope
Author(s): Huib Jan van Langevelde; Michael A. Garrett; Steve Parsley; Arpad Szomoru; Harro Verkouter; Cormac Reynolds; Friso Olnon; Andy Biggs; Bauke Kramer; Zsolt Paragi; Sergej V. Pogrebenko
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e-MERLIN
Author(s): Simon T. Garrington; B. Anderson; C. Baines; J. A. Battilana; Mike N. Bentley; D. Brown; P. Burgess; Philip J. Diamond; G. J. Kitching; Roshene McCool; T. W.B. Muxlow; R. G. Noble; Neil Roddis; R. E. Spencer; P. Thomasson
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OWL phase A status report
Author(s): Philippe Dierickx; Enzo T. Brunetto; F. Comeron; Roberto Gilmozzi; Frederic Y. J. Gonte; Franz Koch; Miska le Louarn; Guy J. Monnet; Jason Spyromilio; Isabelle Surdej; Christophe Verinaud; Natalia Yaitskova
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Status of the Euro50 Project
Author(s): Torben E. Andersen; Arne Ardeberg; Holger Riewaldt; Martin Lastiwka; Nathan Quinlan; Kevin McNamara; Xin Wang; Anita Enmark; Mette Owner-Petersen; Andrew Shearer; Chengyu Fan; Dan Moraru
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Concept study of Japan Extremely Large Telescope
Author(s): Masanori Iye; Jelt Wg
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Configuration for Chinese Future Giant Telescope
Author(s): Ding-qiang Su; Ya-nan Wang; Xiangqun Cui
A 1-degree FOV 30-meter telescope concept revisited
Author(s): Samuel Charles Barden; Andrew J. McGrath; Peter R. Gillingham; Charles F.W. Harmer
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A large reflective Schmidt telescope for the Antarctic plateau
Author(s): Will Saunders; Andrew J. McGrath
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Forecast for HEAT on Dome A, Antarctica: the High Elevation Antarctic Terahertz Telescope
Author(s): Christopher K. Walker; Craig A. Kulesa; Dathon R. Golish; Abigail S. Hedden; K. Jacobs; Juergen Stutzki; J. R. Gao; Jacob W. Kooi; Dave Glaister; Willy Gully; Imran Mehdi; Mark R. Swain; Peter Siegel
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A wide-field telescope for MACHO searching at Dome C
Author(s): Roberto Ragazzoni; Giuseppe Bono; Piero Salinari; Carmelo Arcidiacono; Maurizio Busso; Emiliano Diolaiti; Jacopo Farinato; Anna Moore; Armando Riccardi; Marco Roncatelli; Giorgio Sartori; Roberto Soci; Gino Tosti; Elise Vernet
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Design studies on large Cherenkov telescopes
Author(s): Peter Emde; Werner Hofmann; Hans J. Karcher
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SOAR 4.1-m Telescope: from commissioning to early science
Author(s): Victor L. Krabbendam; Stephen Heathcote; German Schumacher; Hugo E. Schwarz; Thomas A. Sebring; Michael Warner
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The VISTA project: a review of its progress and lessons learned developing the current program
Author(s): Alistair M. McPherson; Andrew J. Born; William J. Sutherland; James P. Emerson
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U.S. Air Force Academy 4-m telescope
Author(s): Geoff P. Andersen; Derek Buzasi
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The Discovery Channel Telescope: a wide-field telescope in Northern Arizona
Author(s): Thomas A. Sebring; Edward W. Dunham; Robert L. Millis
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Optical design of the Pan-STARRS telescopes
Author(s): Klaus W. Hodapp; Walter A. Siegmund; Nicholas Kaiser; Kenneth C. Chambers; Uwe Laux; Jeff Morgan; Ed Mannery
The Liverpool Telescope: performance and first results
Author(s): Iain A. Steele; Robert J. Smith; Paul C. Rees; Ian P. Baker; S. D. Bates; Michael F. Bode; Mark K. Bowman; Dave Carter; Jason Etherton; Martyn J. Ford; Stephen N. Fraser; A. Gomboc; Robert D. J. Lett; Anthony G. Mansfield; Jonathon M.-H. Marchant; Gustavo A. Medrano-Cerda; Christopher J. Mottram; D. Raback; A. B. Scott; M. D. Tomlinson; R. Zamanov
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Progress report of the 1.5 m solar telescope GREGOR
Author(s): Reiner Volkmer; Oskar F.H. von der Lühe; Franz Kneer; Jurgen Staude; Thomas Berkefeld; Peter Caligari; Wolfgang Schmidt; Dirk Soltau; Harald Nicklas; Eberhardt Wiehr; Axel Wittmann; Horst Balthasar; Axel Hofmann; Klaus Strassmeier; Michal Sobotka; Miroslav Klvana; Manuel Collados
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Project status of the 8.4-m LSST
Author(s): Charles F. Claver; Donald W. Sweeney; John Anderson Tyson; Bryan Althouse; Timothy S. Axelrod; Kem H. Cook; Larry G. Daggert; Jeffrey C. Kantor; Steven M. Kahn; Victor L. Krabbendam; Philip Pinto; Jacques Sebag; C. Stubbs; Sidney C. Wolff
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A 2-m robotic telescope project
Author(s): Roland Geyl; Hadi Gashut
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SUNRISE: high-resolution UV/VIS observations of the Sun from the stratosphere
Author(s): Achim M. Gandorfer; Sami K. Solanki; Manfred Schussler; Werner Curdt; Bruce W. Lites; Valentin Martinez Pillet; Wolfgang Schmidt; Alan M. Title
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The IRAIT Project: infrared astronomy from Antartica
Author(s): Gino Tosti; Maurizio Busso; Oscar Straniero; Carlos Abia; Marco Bagaglia; Mauro Dolci; Leonardo Corcione; Giuliano Nucciarelli; Fabio Roncella; Gaetano Valentini; Igor Di Varano; Danilo Pelusi
The Large Millimeter Telescope
Author(s): F. Peter Schloerb; Luis Carrasco
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The Atacama Submillimeter Telescope Experiment (ASTE)
Author(s): Hajime Ezawa; Ryohei Kawabe; Kotaro Kohno; Satoshi Yamamoto
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Sardinia Radio Telescope: the new Italian project
Author(s): Gavril Grueff; Giovanni Alvito; Roberto Ambrosini; Pietro Bolli; Andrea Maccaferri; Giuseppe Maccaferri; Marco Morsiani; Leonardo Mureddu; Vincenzo Natale; Luca Olmi; Alessandro Orfei; Claudio Pernechele; Angelo Poma; Ignazio Porceddu; Lucio Rossi; Gianpaolo Zacchiroli
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Optical design of the Discovery Channel Telescope
Author(s): Malcolm J. MacFarlane; Edward W. Dunham
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The optical system of the SOFIA telescope
Author(s): Hermann Bittner; Matthias Erdmann; Markus Erhard; Peter Haberler
The Allen Telescope Array
Author(s): David R. DeBoer; William J. Welch; John Dreher; Jill Tarter; Leo Blitz; Michael Davis; Matt Fleming; Douglas Bock; Geoffrey Bower; John Lugten; G. Girmay-Keleta; Larry R. D'Addario; Gerry R. Harp; Rob Ackermann; Sander Weinreb; Greg Engargiola; Doug Thornton; Niklas Wadefalk
The GBT precision telescope control system
Author(s): Richard M. Prestage; Kim T. Constantikes; Dana S. Balser; James J. Condon
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Development of an active optical system for the SOAR telescope
Author(s): Conrad Neufeld; Victor Bennett; Andrea Sarnik; Gregory Ruthven; Michael Keane; Thomas A. Sebring; Victor L. Krabbendam
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ALMA front-end optics
Author(s): Matthew C. Carter; Andrey Baryshev; Mark Harman; Bernard Lazareff; James Lamb; Santiago Navarro; Dave John; A.-L. Fontana; Geoffrey Ediss; Choy Yoong Tham; Stafford Withington; Felix Tercero; Renzo Nesti; Gie-Han Tan; Yutaro Sekimoto; Mayumi Matsunaga; Higawo Ogawa; Stephane Claude
Design and performance of the ALMA-J prototype antenna
Author(s): Nobuharu Ukita; Masao Saito; Hajime Ezawa; Bungo Ikenoue; Hideharu Ishizaki; Hiroyuki Iwashita; Nobuyuki Yamaguchi; Takahiro Hayakawa
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Focal plane arrays for large reflector antennas: first results of a demonstrator project
Author(s): Marianna V. Ivashina; Jan Geralt bij de Vaate; Robert Braun; Jaap D. Bregman
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Measuring the cosmic microwave background polarization with the QUaD experiment
Author(s): Melanie Bowden; Andy N. Taylor; Ken M. Ganga; Peter A.R. Ade; James J. Bock; Gary A. Cahill; John E. Carlstrom; Sarah E. Church; Walter K. Gear; James R. Hinderks; Wayne Hu; Brian G. Keating; John Kovac; Andrew E. Lange; Erik M. Leitch; Bruno Maffei; Olivier Mallie; Simon J. Melhuish; John Anthony Murphy; Giampaolo Pisano; Lucio Piccirillo; Clem Pryke; Ben A. Rusholme; Creidhe M. O'Sullivan; Keith L. Thompson; Michael Zemcov
Evolution of distant galaxies from cluster photometry: a program for a 50-m ELT
Author(s): Arne Ardeberg; Peter Linde
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Initial results of field testing an infrared water vapor monitor for millimeter astronomy (IRMA III) on Mauna Kea
Author(s): Robin R. Phillips; David A. Naylor; James diFrancesco; Brad Gom
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The Thirty Meter Telescope site testing system
Author(s): Warren Skidmore; Matthias Schock; Andrei A. Tokovinin; George Djorgovski; Alistair R. Walker; Robert D. Blum; Tony Travouillon; Juan Seguel; Edison E. Bustos; David Walker; Joselina Vasquez; Paul E. Gillett
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Beyond the isoplanatic patch in the VLA Low-frequency Sky Survey
Author(s): William D. Cotton; James J. Condon; Richard A. Perley; Namir Kassim; Joseph Lazio; Aaron Cohen; Wendy Lane; William C. Erickson
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Optical turbulence outer scale and coherence outer scale at different astronomical sites
Author(s): Abdelouahed Abahamid; Jean Vernin; Abdelhadi Jabiri; Zouhair Benkhaldoun
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Site testing for the Discovery Channel Telescope
Author(s): Thomas A. Bida; Edward W. Dunham; Leonard P. Bright; Charles Corson
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Statistics of the weather data, environment data, and the seeing of the Subaru Telescope
Author(s): Akihiko Miyashita; Naruhisa Takato; Tomonori Usuda; Fumihiro Uraguchi; Ryusuke Ogasawara
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Simultaneous seeing measurements at Atacama
Author(s): Fumihiro Uraguchi; Kentaro Motohara; Mamoru Doi; Naruhisa Takato; Akihiko Miyashita; Toshihiko Tanabe; Shinki Oyabu; Takao Soyano
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Three years of dust monitoring at the Galileo telescope
Author(s): Adriano Ghedina; Marco Pedani; Juan Carlos Guerra; Valentina Zitelli; Ignazio Porceddu
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Effect of underlying terrain on jitter of astronomic images
Author(s): Victor V. Nosov; Vladimir P. Lukin; Evgenii V. Nosov
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Comparison of the aerosol index from satellites and the atmospheric extinction coefficient above the Canarian Observatories
Author(s): Antonia Maria Varela; Jesus Jimenez Fuensalida; Casiana Munoz-Tunon; Jose Miguel Rodriguez Espinosa; Begona M. Garcia-Lorenzo; Emilio Cuevas
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Design of the chilled glycol instrument cooling system for the CFHT
Author(s): Rohendra Atapattu; Ivan Look
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Low-frequency lessons from the 74-MHz Very Large Array
Author(s): Wendy Lane; Aaron Cohen; William D. Cotton; James J. Condon; Richard A. Perley; Joseph Lazio; Namir Kassim; William C. Erickson
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DOT++: the Dutch Open Telescope with 1.4-m aperture
Author(s): Felix C.M. Bettonvil; Robert H. Hammerschlag; Peter Sutterlin; Robert J. Rutten; Aswin P.L. Jagers; Frans Snik
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The acquisition, guiding, and wavefront sensing units for the Large Binocular Telescope
Author(s): Jesper Storm; Walter Seifert; Svend-Marian Bauer; Frank Dionies; Thomas Fechner; Felix Kramer; Gunter Mostl; Emil Popow; Simone Esposito; John M. Hill; Piero Salinari
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Paranal maintenance and CMMS experience
Author(s): Nelson Montano
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A non-conventional multiconfiguration large Antarctic telescope in a space-like environment
Author(s): Marco Ferrari-Toniolo
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The scaling relationship between telescope cost and aperture size for very large telescopes
Author(s): Gerard Theodore van Belle; Aden Baker Meinel; Marjorie Pettit Meinel
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OWL opto-mechanics: phase A
Author(s): Enzo T. Brunetto; Martin Dimmler; Franz Koch; Marco Quattri; Michael Muller; Babak Sedghi
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Active optics and force optimization for the first 8.4-m LBT mirror
Author(s): Hubert M. Martin; Brian Cuerden; Lee R. Dettmann; John M. Hill
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Atmospheric refraction effect and its correction in LAMOST
Author(s): Haotong Zhang; Yongheng Zhao; Huoming Shi
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Low-noise InP HEMT amplifier
Author(s): Nianhua Jiang; Stephane Claude; Keith Yeung; Dominic Garcia
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SALT prime focus payload development
Author(s): Schalk Willem Petrus Esterhuyse; Janus Daniel Brink; Cornelius Jacobus Adriaan Nel; Arek Swat
The active primary mirror assembly for the SOAR telescope
Author(s): Conrad Neufeld; Marie Christine Zolcinski-Couet; Michael Keane; Gregory Ruthven
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Instrument support modules for the SOAR telescope
Author(s): Fernando G. Santoro; Thomas E. Ingerson; Hugo E. Schwarz; Roberto Tighe; Manuel Martinez; Juan Gallardo; Hugo Ochoa
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Baseline design of the SUNRISE Telescope
Author(s): Hermann Bittner; Matthias Erdmann; Peter Haberler; Klaus-Ruediger Hartel; Peter Barthol; Werner Curdt
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Performance and control of the MMT thermal system
Author(s): George G. Williams; J. Duane Gibson; Shawn Callahan; Dan Blanco; J. T. Williams; Peter Spencer
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The concept design of the Discovery Channel Telescope mount
Author(s): David S. Porter; Thomas A. Sebring; Byron Smith; David Finley; Fred Baine; Kerstan G. Hermann
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Experiment system of LAMOST active optics
Author(s): Xiangqun Cui; Ding Su; Guoping Li; Zhengqiu Yao; Zhengcao Zhang; Yeping Li; Yong Zhang; You Wang; Xinqi Xu; Hai Wang
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The new active optics system of TNG
Author(s): Adriano Ghedina; Manuel Gonzalez; Marcello Lodi; Massimo Cecconi; Ernesto Oliva; Salvo Scuderi; Rosario Cosentino; Alessandro Caproni
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Design of the Discovery Channel Telescope enclosure
Author(s): Jose Teran U.; Thomas A. Sebring; Daniel H. Neff; Mariana de Kock
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Backup secondary mirror and mechanism for SOFIA
Author(s): Edwin F. Erickson; Michael A. Honaker; Chad A. Brivkalns; Theodore M. Brown; Nans Kunz; Werner Preuss; Michael R. Haas
A Mach-Zehnder phasing sensor for extremely large segmented telescopes: laboratory results and close-loop algorithm
Author(s): Natalia Yaitskova; Luzma Montoya-Martinez; Kjetil Dohlen; Philippe Dierickx
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Image resolution and performance analysis of webcams for ground-based astronomy
Author(s): Albert C. Lim; Holger Jaenisch; James Handley; Miroslav Filipovic; Graeme White; Alex Hons; Cor Berrevoets; Gary Deragopian; Jeffrey Payne; Mark Schneider; Matthew Edwards
High-precision wavefront sensor for the SUNRISE Telescope
Author(s): Wolfgang Schmidt; Thomas Berkefeld; Ruediger Friedlein; Frank Heidecke; Thomas Kentischer; Oskar F.H. von der Luhe; Michael Sigwarth; Dirk Soltau; E. Walde
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APE: a breadboard to evaluate new phasing technologies for a future European Giant Optical Telescope
Author(s): Frederic Y. J. Gonte; Natalia Yaitskova; Philippe Dierickx; Robert Karban; Alain Courteville; Achim Schumacher; Nicholas Devaney; Simone Esposito; Kjetil Dohlen; Marc Ferrari; Luzma Montoya
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Opportune acquisition and tracking time for the fast-moving targets in a ground-based telescope
Author(s): Juan Chen; Jianli Wang; Tao Chen
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Preliminary considerations for CFGT control system
Author(s): Xinqi Xu; Chunhua Yan
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A high-coherence high-stability laser for the photonic local oscillator distribution of the Atacama Large Millimeter Array
Author(s): Jean-Francois Cliche; Bill Shillue; Christine Latrasse; Michel Têtu; Larry R. D'Addario
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Science and technology drivers for future giant telescopes
Author(s): Roberto Gilmozzi
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