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Proceedings of SPIE Volume 7012

Ground-based and Airborne Telescopes II
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Volume Number: 7012
Date Published: 27 August 2008
Softcover: 157 papers (1756) pages
ISBN: 9780819472229

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Front Matter: Volume 7012
Author(s): Proceedings of SPIE
The GTC project: under commissioning
Author(s): P. Alvarez; J. M. Rodríguez Espinosa; F. J. Castro López-Tarruella; M. Pi; P. Hammersley; L. Cavaller; B. Siegel; J. Molgo; J. Pancorbo; R. Ascanio; G. Prieto; J. Calvo
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The Large Binocular Telescope
Author(s): J. M. Hill; R. F. Green; J. H. Slagle; D. S. Ashby; G. Brusa-Zappellini; J. G. Brynnel; N. J. Cushing; J. Little; R. M. Wagner
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Preparing first light of LAMOST
Author(s): Xiangqun Cui
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The Large Synoptic Survey Telescope concept design overview
Author(s): Victor L. Krabbendam
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New achievements of ASTE: the Atacama Submillimeter Telescope Experiment
Author(s): Hajime Ezawa; Kotaro Kohno; Ryohei Kawabe; Satoshi Yamamoto; Hirofumi Inoue; Hiroyuki Iwashita; Hiroshi Matsuo; Takeshi Okuda; Tai Oshima; Takeshi Sakai; Kunihiko Tanaka; Nobuyuki Yamaguchi; Grant W. Wilson; Min S. Yun; Itziar Aretxaga; David Hughes; Jason Austermann; Thushara A. Perera; Kimberly S. Scott; Leonardo Bronfman; Juan R. Cortes
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The architecture and initial results of the Large Millimeter Telescope control system
Author(s): Kamal Souccar; David Smith
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Opto-mechanical design of the 3,6 m Optical Telescope for ARIES
Author(s): Carlo Flebus; Eric Gabriel; Sébastien Lambotte; Nathalie Ninane; Maxime Piérard; Fréderic Rausin; Jean Marc Schumacher
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Current status of the Hobby-Eberly Telescope wide field upgrade and VIRUS
Author(s): Richard D. Savage; John A. Booth; Karl Gebhardt; John M. Good; Gary J. Hill; Phillip J. MacQueen; Marc D. Rafal; Michael P. Smith; Brian L. Vattiat
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The eSMA: description and first results
Author(s): Sandrine Bottinelli; Ken H. Young; Richard Chamberlin; Remo P. J. Tilanus; Mark A. Gurwell; Dave J. Wilner; Hiroko Shinnaga; Hiroshige Yoshida; Per Friberg; Huib Jan van Langevelde; Ewine F. van Dishoeck; Michiel R. Hogerheijde; A. Meredith Hughes; Robert D. Christensen; Richard E. Hills; John S. Richer; Emily Curtis
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The conceptual design and simulation of 30m RIT
Author(s): Zhong Liu; Dai Yichun; Zhenyu Jin; Xu Jun; Jing Lin
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Status of the Sardinia Radio Telescope project
Author(s): Gianni Tofani; Gianni Alvito; Roberto Ambrosini; Pietro Bolli; Claudio Bortolotti; Loredana Bruca; Franco Buffa; Alessandro Cattani; Gianni Comoretto; Andrea Cremonini; Luca Cresci; Nichi D'Amico; Gian Luigi Deiana; Antonietta Fara; Luigina Feretti; Franco Fiocchi; Enrico Flamini; Flavio Fusi Pecci; Gavril Grueff; Giuseppe Maccaferri; Andrea Maccaferri; Franco Mantovani; Sergio Mariotti; Carlo Migoni; Filippo Messina; Jader Monari; Marco Morsiani; Matteo Murgia; José Musmeci; Mauro Nanni; Vincenzo Natale; Alessandro Navarrini; Monia Negusini; Renzo Nesti; Luca Olmi; Alessandro Orfei; Andrea Orlati; Francesco Palla; Dario Panella; Claudio Pernechele; Salvatore Pilloni; Tonino Pisanu; Antonio Poddighe; Marco Poloni; Angelo Poma; Sergio Poppi; Ignazio Porceddu; Isabella Prandoni; Juri Roda; Mauro Roma; Pierguido Sarti; Alessandro Scalambra; Francesco Schillirò; Andrea Tarchi; Gian Paolo Vargiu; Giampaolo Zacchiroli
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The Infra-Red Imaging Survey (IRIS) system
Author(s): Klaus W. Hodapp; Rolf Chini; Bo Reipurth; Roland Lemke; Shane Jacobson; Taylor Chonis; Kaniela D. Dement; Karsten Bischoff
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A comparison of vibration damping methods for ground based telescopes
Author(s): Eric H. Anderson; Roger M. Glaese; Douglas Neill
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Advanced Technology Solar Telescope: a progress report
Author(s): J. Wagner; T. R. Rimmele; S. Keil; R. Hubbard; E. Hansen; L. Phelps; M. Warner; B. Goodrich; K. Richards; S. Hegwer; R. Kneale; J. Ditsler
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European Solar Telescope (EST): project status
Author(s): Manuel Collados
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Thermal characteristics of the solar telescope GREGOR
Author(s): R. Volkmer
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New telescopes for ground-based solar observations at submillimeter and mid-infrared
Author(s): Pierre Kaufmann; Hugo Levato; Marta M. Cassiano; Emilia Correia; Joaquim E. R. Costa; C. Guillermo Giménez de Castro; Rodolfo Godoy; Robert K. Kingsley; Jeffrey S. Kingsley; Amauri S. Kudaka; Rogério Marcon; Robert Martin; Adolfo Marun; Arline M. Melo; Pablo Pereyra; Jean-Pierre Raulin; Thomas Rose; Adriana Silva Valio; Achim Walber; Patrick Wallace; Azriel Yakubovich; Maria Beny Zakia
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Cornelis Zwaan, open principle, and the future of high-resolution solar telescopes
Author(s): Robert H. Hammerschlag; Felix C. M. Bettonvil; Aswin P. L. Jägers; Guus Sliepen
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The Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array
Author(s): Richard E Hills; Anthony J. Beasley
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The European ALMA project: new design and technologies for innovative performances
Author(s): G. Marchiori; F. Rampini; P. Lapeyre
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Manufacturing and on-site assembly of the European ALMA production antennas: a status report
Author(s): M. Apers; G. Marchiori; M. Pozzobon; P. Emde; P. Lapeyre; M. Suita; F. Rampini; S. Stanghellini
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The metrology system of the European ALMA project: thermal and wind pointing error corrections
Author(s): F. Rampini; G. Marchiori; L. Ghedin; R. Biasi; S. Stanghellini
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The Large Millimeter Telescope
Author(s): F. Peter Schloerb
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The study on the scheme of dynamic measurement of the main active reflector for FAST
Author(s): Lichun Zhu; Jinwen Hu; Weimin Li
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Wind induced surface deformation of the Nobeyama 45-m radio telescope
Author(s): N. Ukita
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Wind induced image degradation (jitter) of the LSST telescope
Author(s): Douglas R. Neill; Jacques Sebag; Michael Warner; Victor Krabbendam
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Wind Evaluation Breadboard: mechanical design and analysis, control architecture, dynamic model, and performance simulation
Author(s): Marcos Reyes García-Talavera; Teodora Viera; Miguel Núñez; Pablo Zuluaga; Bernardo Ronquillo; Mariano Ronquillo; Enzo Brunetto; Marco Quattri; Javier Castro; Elvio Hernández
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Active Phasing Experiment: preliminary results and prospects
Author(s): F. Gonte; C. Araujo; R. Bourtembourg; R. Brast; F. Derie; P. Duhoux; C. Dupuy; C. Frank; R. Karban; R. Mazzoleni; L. Noethe; I. Surdej; N. Yaitskova; R. Wilhelm; B. Luong; E, Pinna; S. Chueca; A. Vigan
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Advances in edge sensors for the Thirty Meter Telescope primary mirror
Author(s): Chris Shelton; Terry Mast; Gary Chanan; Jerry Nelson; Lewis C. Roberts; Mitchell Troy; Mark J. Sirota; Byoung-Joon Seo; Daniel R. MacDonald
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Cornell Caltech Atacama Telescope primary mirror surface sensing and controllability
Author(s): Daniel MacDonald; David Woody; C. Matt Bradford; Richard Chamberlin; Mark Dragovan; Paul Goldsmith; Simon Radford; Thomas Sebring; Jonas Zmuidzinas
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Optical phasing of a segmented mirror with sub-nanometer precision: experimental results of the APE Internal Metrology
Author(s): Rainer Wilhelm; Bruno Luong; Alain Courteville; Sébastien Estival; Frédéric Gonté
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DIPSI: measure of the tip-tilt with a diffraction image phase sensing instrument
Author(s): Sergio Chueca; Marcos Reyes; Achim Schumacher; Luzma Montoya
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Phasing segmented telescopes with long-exposure phase diversity images
Author(s): Serge Meimon; Enguerran Delavaquerie; Frédéric Cassaing; Thierry Fusco; Laurent M. Mugnier; Vincent Michau
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Diffraction halo by a segmented telescope
Author(s): Natalia Yaitskova
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Disentangling between low order telescope aberrations and segmentation errors using a Shack-Hartmann sensor
Author(s): R. Mazzoleni; N. Yaitskova; L. Noethe
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Inductive edge sensors: an innovative solution for ELT segmented mirror alignment monitoring
Author(s): Didier Rozière; Bruno Luong; Bernard Fuchs; Ambroise Périn; Christian Néel; Samuel Lévèque
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Preliminary results obtained with the ZEUS phasing sensor within the APE experiment
Author(s): I. Surdej; B. Luong; A. Vigan; C. Araujo; R. Bourtembourg; R. Brast; P. Duhoux; C. Dupuy; C. Frank; F. Gonte; R. Karban; R. Mazzoleni; L. Noethe; N. Yaitskova; K. Dohlen
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The 42m European ELT: status
Author(s): Roberto Gilmozzi; Jason Spyromilio
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The status of the Thirty Meter Telescope project
Author(s): Jerry Nelson; Gary H. Sanders
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Progress on the GMT
Author(s): Matt Johns
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Preliminary design for an enclosure for the European Extremely Large Telescope
Author(s): Gaizka Murga; Armando Bilbao; Alberto Vizcargüenaga; Alberto Fernández; Amaia Zarraoa; Michael Schneermann
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Enclosure design for Thirty Meter Telescope
Author(s): N. Loewen; C. Breckenridge; A. Vasiljevic
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Introduction to FAST: five hundred meter Aperture Spherical radio Telescope
Author(s): Rendong Nan
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Design of the primary mirror segment support system for the E-ELT
Author(s): Lluis Cavaller; Juan Marrero; Javier Castro; Esteban Morante; Mariano Ronquillo; Elvio Hernández
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ELTs, AO wavelengths, and science output
Author(s): Arne Ardeberg; Peter Linde
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The Cornell Caltech Atacama Telescope status and technical progress
Author(s): Thomas A. Sebring; Simon Radford; Riccardo Giovanelli; Jason Glenn; David Woody
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The Square Kilometre Array
Author(s): Richard T. Schilizzi; Peter E. F. Dewdney; T. Joseph W. Lazio
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The E-ELT project: the feasibility study
Author(s): G. Marchiori; S. De Lorenzi; A. Busatta; L. Giacomel
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Alignment of the Pan-STARRS PS1 prototype telescope optics
Author(s): Jeffrey S. Morgan; Nicholas Kaiser
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Use of field aberrations in the alignment of the Large Binocular Telescope optics
Author(s): A. Rakich; J. M. Hill; C. J. Biddick; D. L Miller; T. Leibold
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Prime focus active optics with the Large Binocular Telescope
Author(s): J. M. Hill; R. Ragazzoni; A. Baruffolo; C. J. Biddick; O. P. Kuhn; E. Diolaiti; D. Thompson; A. Rakich
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Control analysis of the TMT primary segment assembly
Author(s): Peter M. Thompson; Douglas G. MacMynowski; Mark J. Sirota
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E-ELT primary mirror control system
Author(s): M. Dimmler; T. Erm; B. Bauvir; B. Sedghi; H. Bonnet; M. Müller; A. Wallander
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Analysis of the TMT mount control system
Author(s): Peter M. Thompson; Douglas G. MacMynowski; Mark J. Sirota
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Acceleration feedback control on an AT
Author(s): B. Sedghi; B. Bauvir; M. Dimmler
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The Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy (SOFIA)
Author(s): R. D. Gehrz; E. E. Becklin
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A balloon-borne stratospheric telescope for Venus observations
Author(s): Eliot F. Young; Mark A. Bullock; Alan Kraut; Graham Orr; Kevin Swartzlander; Tony Wimer; Elton Wong; Patrick Little; Yusuke Nakaya; Russell Mellon; Lawrence Germann
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E-ELT site characterization status
Author(s): J. Vernin; C. Muñoz-Tuñon; M. Sarazin
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Giant Magellan Telescope site evaluation and characterization at Las Campanas Observatory
Author(s): Joanna E. Thomas-Osip; Gabriel Prieto; Matt Johns; Mark M. Phillips
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Inuksuit: robotic astronomical site-testing stations in the Canadian High Arctic
Author(s): Eric Steinbring; Brian Leckie; Paul Welle; Tim Hardy; Bruce Cole; Dell Bayne; Bryce Croll; David E. Walker; Raymond G. Carlberg; Gregory G. Fahlman; Brad Wallace; Paul Hickson
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G-Scidar measurements of the optical turbulence with standard and high vertical resolution at Mt. Graham
Author(s): Jeff Stoesz; Elena Masciadri; Susanna Hagelin; Franck Lascaux; Sebastian Egner
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Status of the Thirty Meter Telescope site selection program
Author(s): Matthias Schöck; Sebastian Els; Reed Riddle; Warren Skidmore; Tony Travouillon; Robert Blum; Edison Bustos; Paul Gillett; Brooke Gregory; Jerry Nelson; Angel Otarola; Juan Seguel; Joselino Vasquez; Konstantinos Vogiatzis; David Walker; Lianqi Wang
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Site selection for extremely large telescopes using the FriOWL software and global re-analysis climate data
Author(s): E. Graham; M. Sarazin; H. Kurlandczyk; M. Neun; C. Matzler
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Submillimeter observing conditions on Cerro Chajnantor
Author(s): Simon J. E. Radford; Riccardo Giovanelli; George E. Gull; Charles P. Henderson
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Temporal variability of the seeing of TMT sites
Author(s): T. Travouillon; S. G. Els; R. L. Riddle; M. Schöck; A. W. Skidmore; E. Bustos; J. Seguel; D. Walker; J. Vasquez; R. Blum; P. Gillett; B. Gregory
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Combining turbulence profiles from MASS and SLODAR: a statistical study of the evolution of the seeing at Paranal
Author(s): G. Lombardi; J. Navarrete; M. Sarazin
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The Multi Aperture Scintillation Sensor (MASS) used in the site selection of the Thirty Meter Telescope (TMT)
Author(s): S. G. Els; M. Schoeck; J. Seguel; W. Skidmore; D. Walker; A. Tokovinin; V. Kornilov; R. Riddle; T. Travouillon; E. Bustos; J. Vasquez; R. Blum; B. Gregory; P. Gillett
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An analysis of light pollution at the Thirty Meter Telescope candidate sites
Author(s): Reed L. Riddle; David Walker; Matthias Schöck; Sebastian G. Els; Warren Skidmore; Tony Travouillon; Edison Bustos; Juan Seguel; Joselino Vasquez; Robert D. Blum; Paul Gillett; Brooke Gregory
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Using All Sky Cameras to determine cloud statistics for the Thirty Meter Telescope candidate sites
Author(s): Warren Skidmore; Matthias Schöck; Eugene Magnier; David Walker; Dan Feldman; Reed Riddle; Sebastian Els; Tony Travouillon; Edison Bustos; Juan Seguel; Joselino Vasquez; Robert Blum; Paul Gillett; Brooke Gregory
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Optical turbulence and outer scales above Dome C in Antarctica
Author(s): Hervé Trinquet; Abdelkrim Agabi; Jean Vernin; Max Azouit; Eric Aristidi; Eric Fossat
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Gattini: a multisite campaign for the measurement of sky brightness in Antarctica
Author(s): Anna Moore; Graham Allen; Eric Aristidi; Michael Ashley; Tim Bedding; Chas Beichman; Runa Briguglio; Maurizio Busso; Maurizio Candidi; David Ciardi; Xiangqun Cui; Giuseppe Cutispoto; Elisa Distefano; Patrick Espy; Jon Everett; Longlong Feng; Jingyao Hu; Zhaoji Jiang; Suzanne Kenyon; Craig Kulesa; Jon Lawrence; Brice Le Roux; Tim Leslie; Yuangshen Li; Daniel Luong-Van; Andre Phillips; Weijian Qin; Roberto Ragazzoni; Reed Riddle; Lucia Sabbatini; Piero Salinari; Will Saunders; Zhaohui Shang; Dennis Stello; John Storey; Bo Sun; Nicolas Suntzeff; Melinda Taylor; Gino Tosti; Nick Tothill; Tony Travouillon; Gerard Van Belle; Kaspar Von Braun; Lifan Wang; Jun Yan; Huigen Yang; Xiangyan Yuan; Zhenxi Zhu; Xu Zhou
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The PLATO Antarctic site testing observatory
Author(s): J. S. Lawrence; G. R. Allen; M. C. B. Ashley; C. Bonner; S. Bradley; X. Cui; J. R. Everett; L. Feng; X. Gong; S. Hengst; J. Hu; Z. Jiang; C. A. Kulesa; Y. Li; D. Luong-Van; A. M. Moore; C. Pennypacker; W. Qin; R. Riddle; Z. Shang; J. W. V. Storey; B. Sun; N. Suntzeff; N. F. H. Tothill; T. Travouillon; C. K. Walker; L. Wang; J. Yan; J. Yang; H. Yang; D. York; X. Yuan; X. G. Zhang; Z. Zhang; X. Zhou; Z. Zhu
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A 30-m submillimeter telescope with active reflector
Author(s): Xiangqun Cui; Ding-qiang Su; Ya-nan Wang; Dehua Yang; Guoping Li
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A 40-cm infrared telescope in Antarctica
Author(s): Chihiro Murata; Takashi Ichikawa; Ramsey Guy Lundock; Yuichiro Taniguchi; Hirohumi Okita
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ACWI: an experiment to image the Cosmic Web from Antarctica
Author(s): Anna M. Moore; Christopher Martin; Noam C Maitless; Tony Travouillon
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Toward a large telescope facility for submm/FIR astronomy at Dome C
Author(s): Gilles Alphonse Durand; Vincent Minier; Pierre-Olivier Lagage; Emanuele Daddi; Samir El Khouloudi; Nicola Schneider-Bontemps; Michel Talvard; Christian Veyssière; Christian Walter; Lucia Sabbatini; Zalpha Challita; John W. V. Storey; Paolo Calisse; Alain Pierre; Maurizio Busso
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The Antarctica Wide-field High-resolution Infrared Telescope (WHITE)
Author(s): Denis Burgarella; Brice Le Roux; Maud Langlois; Gérard Lemaître; Thierry Fusco; Gilberto Moretto; Marc Ferrari
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Antarctic Schmidt Telescopes (AST3) for Dome A
Author(s): Xiangqun Cui; Xiangyan Yuan; Xuefei Gong
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Seismic hazard: analysis and design of large ground-based telescopes
Author(s): Frank W. Kan; Joseph Antebi
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The Giant Magellan Telescope (GMT): structure design update
Author(s): Steven Gunnels; Frank Kan; Andrew Sarawit
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TMT telescope structure system: design and development progress report
Author(s): Kei Szeto; Scott Roberts; Mike Gedig; Glenn Austin; Christie Lagally; Steven Patrick; Dominic Tsang; Doug MacMynowski; Mark Sirota; Larry Stepp; Peter M. Thompson
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Photogrammetry measurement of the AMiBA 6-meter platform
Author(s): Yau De Huang; Philippe Raffin; Ming-Tang Chen; Pablo Altamirano; Peter Oshiro
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Design concepts for primary mirror support structures of large telescopes for optical and submillimeter astronomy
Author(s): Christian L. Stutzki; Hiroki Tamai; Thomas A. Sebring
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Vibration measurements at the Large Binocular Telescope (LBT)
Author(s): M. Brix; V. Naranjo; U. Beckmann; R. Bertram; T. Bertram; J. Brynnel; S. Egner; W. Gaessler; T. M. Herbst; M. Kuerster; R. R. Rohloff; S. Rost; J. Schmidt
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AMiBA first year observation
Author(s): Kai-yang Lin; Chao-Te Li; Juin-Huei Proty Wu; Patrick M. Koch; Keiichi Umetsu; Guo-Chin Liu; Hiroaki Nishioka; Pablo Altamirano; Derek Kubo; Chih-Chiang Han; Yao-De Huang; Philippe Raffin; Michael Kesteven; Chih-Wei Huang; Yo-Wei Liao; Fu-Cheng Wang; Su-Wei Chang; Chia-Hao Chang; Peter Oshiro; Shu-Hao Chang; Homin Jiang; Ming-Tang Chen; Yue-Jing Hwang; Warwick Wilson; Ke-Jung Chen; Fabiola Ibanez-Romano; Paul T.-P. Ho; Wei-Yan Pauchy Hwang
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VST primary mirror active optics power distribution system
Author(s): C. Molfese; A. Busatta
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The Earthshine Telescope Project
Author(s): M. Owner-Petersen; T. Andersen; A. Ardeberg; P. Thejll; H. Gleisner
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Beating the cost curve and the resultant scientific telescope utility using 0.4-meter robotic cluster network
Author(s): Matthew A Dubberley; Zachary A. Walker; Benjamin J. Haldeman
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Observatorio UC at Santa Martina: a small observing facility operated by PUC
Author(s): M. Baffico; G. Avila; D. Baade; E. Bendek; C. Guirao; O. Gonzalez; P. Marchant; V. Salas; I. Toledo; S. Vasquez; L. Vanzi
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Transient optical sky survey automated telescope system
Author(s): Elena Hadjiyska; Philip Lubin; Scott Taylor; Gary Hughes
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Gemini primary mirror in situ wash
Author(s): Tomislav Vucina; Maxime Boccas; Claudio Araya; Clayton Ah Hee; Chas Cavedoni
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The Pan-STARRS PS4 telescope suite
Author(s): Jeffrey S. Morgan; William Burgett; Jose U. Teran
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Ground-based complex for detection and investigation of fast optical transients in wide field
Author(s): Emilio Molinari; Grigory Beskin; Sergey Bondar; Sergey Karpov; Vladimir Plokhotnichenko; Vjacheslav de-Bur; Guiseppe Greco; Corrado Bartolini; Adriano Guarnieri; Adalberto Piccioni
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The University of Tokyo Atacama 1.0-m telescope
Author(s): Shigeyuki Sako; Tsutomu Aoki; Mamoru Doi; Toshihiro Handa; Kimiaki Kawara; Kotaro Kohno; Takeo Minezaki; Natsuko Mitani; Takashi Miyata; Kentaro Motohara; Takao Soyano; Toshihiko Tanabe; Masuo Tanaka; Ken'ichi Tarusawa; Yuzuru Yoshii; Leonard Bronfman; Maria Teresa Ruiz
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High-resolution image reconstruction technique applied to the optical testing of ground-based astronomical telescopes
Author(s): Zhenyu Jin; Jing Lin; Zhong Liu
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CCD charge transfer efficiency test with the new DES clock board
Author(s): Julia Campa; Laia Cardiel; Javier Castilla; J. De Vicente; Juan Estrada; Inga Karliner; Donna Kubik; Gustavo Martinez; Terri Shaw; Walter Stuermer
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New robotic telescopes by Halfmann-Teleskoptechnik GmbH and Tuparev Technologies Inc.
Author(s): Karsten Bischoff; Frederic V. Hessman; Georg Tuparev; Ekatarina Atanasova; Peter Pessev
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The Gemini MCAO infrastructure: laser service enclosure and support structure
Author(s): Charles P. Cavedoni; S. Bombino; M. Sheehan; S. Karewicz; S. Hardash; G. Perez; P. Collins; C. d'Orgeville; M. Boccas; D. Maltes; G. Gausachs; R. Rogers
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The impact of seismicity on high angular resolution astronomy: the case of El Teide Observatory, Canary Islands
Author(s): Antonio Eff-Darwich; Begoña García-Lorenzo; Luciana Bonatto; Luis E. Hernández-Gutierrez; Ronaldo Viñas; Jose A. Rodriguez-Losada; María J. Blanco; Casiana Muñoz-Tuñón
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Evaluation of thermal control coatings exposed to ambient weather conditions at Haleakala High Altitude Observatory
Author(s): L. Phelps
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The feasibility of large refracting telescopes for solar coronal research
Author(s): Peter G. Nelson; Steven Tomczyk; David F. Elmore; Donald J. Kolinski
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The participation of the Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias in the European Solar Telescope
Author(s): M. Collados; A. Calcines; J. J. Diaz; F. Gracia; C. Grivel-Gelly; R. López; H. Mangharam; E. Páez; A. Perez; J. L. Rasilla; L. F. Rodríguez; J. Sánchez-Capuchino; H. Socas-Navarro
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Advanced Technology Solar Telescope M1 thermal control system design, modeling, and prototype testing
Author(s): Eric Hansen; Scott Bulau; LeEllen Phelps
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Assessment of local seeing within a telescope lab environment
Author(s): Rudolph Biérent; Thomas Rimmele; Jose Marino
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Optomechanical and thermal design of the Multi-Application Solar Telescope for USO
Author(s): Stefan Denis; Pierre Coucke; Eric Gabriel; Christophe Delrez; Parameshwaran Venkatakrishnan
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The array configuration design of the Atacama Compact Array
Author(s): Koh-Ichiro Morita; Mark A. Holdaway
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The European ALMA production antennas: new drive applications for better performances and low cost management
Author(s): L. Giacomel; C. Manfrin; G. Marchiori
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Replacement of the Green Bank Telescope azimuth track
Author(s): Robert Anderson; Arthur Symmes; Dennis Egan
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Improving the service life of the 100-meter Green Bank Telescope azimuth track
Author(s): Arthur Symmes; Robert Anderson; Dennis Egan
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Working space analysis and optimization of the main positioning system of FAST cabin suspension
Author(s): Hui Li; Rendong Nan; Hans J. Kärcher; Wenbai Zhu; Jinghai Sun; Markus Lazanowski; Simon Kern; Bruno Strah; Francis Fomi Wamba; Chengjin Jin
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Proposed design concepts of the FAST focus cabin suspension
Author(s): Hans J. Kärcher; Hui Li; Jinghai Sun; Rendong Nan; Markus Lazanowski; Simon Kern; Bruno Strah; Francis Fomi
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Design and performances of the Shack-Hartmann sensor within the Active Phasing Experiment
Author(s): R. Mazzoleni; F. Gonté; I. Surdej; C. Araujo; R. Brast; F. Derie; P. Duhoux; C. Dupuy; C. Frank; R. Karban; L. Noethe; N. Yaitskova
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A conceptual design for the Thirty Meter Telescope alignment and phasing system
Author(s): Mitchell Troy; Gary Chanan; Scott Michaels; Randy Bartos; Graham Bothwell; Amir Give'on; Randy Hein; Max Radin; Jenny Roberts; J. Michael Rodgers; Lawrence M. Scherr; Byoung-Joon Seo; David Zimmerman
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ASM: a scaled down Active Segmented Mirror for the Active Phasing Experiment
Author(s): Christophe Dupuy; Frédéric Gonté; Christoph Frank
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Large capture range cophasing with the Liquid Crystal Tunable Filter
Author(s): M. Bonaglia; E. Pinna; F. Quiros-Pacheco; A. Puglisi; S. Esposito
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The Pyramid Phasing Sensor (PYPS)
Author(s): E. Pinna; F. Quirós-Pacheco­; S. Esposito; A. Puglisi; P. Stefanini
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Double segmentation control with a single phasing sensor
Author(s): Fernando Quiros-Pacheco; Enrico Pinna; Simone Esposito; Armando Riccardi
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Development of a novel actuator concept for position control of segmented mirrors of ELT
Author(s): H. Janssen; R. Geurink; M. Teuwen; B. v. Bree
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SALT segmented primary mirror: commissioning capacitive edge sensing system and performance comparison with inductive sensor
Author(s): Sebastien Buous; John Menzies; Hitesh Gajjar
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Progress of LAMOST wavefront sensing
Author(s): Yong Zhang
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Ultra low wind resistance enclosure for a 100-m telescope
Author(s): Thomas D. Ditto; Joseph M. Ritter
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Cerro Tololo Inter-American Observatory, Victor M. Blanco 4-m Telescope: an upgrade to the telescope control system
Author(s): Timothy M. C. Abbott; German Schumacher; Michael Warner; Eduardo Mondaca; Ricardo E. Schmidt; Rolando Cantarutti; Manuel Martinez; Omar Estay; Francisco Delgado; Alistair Walker
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VST telescope azimuth and altitude axes control hardware
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