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Proceedings of SPIE Volume 7733

Ground-based and Airborne Telescopes III
Editor(s): Larry M. Stepp; Roberto Gilmozzi; Helen J. Hall
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Volume Number: 7733
Date Published: 22 July 2010
Softcover: 177 papers (1998) pages
ISBN: 9780819482235

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Front Matter: Volume 7733
Author(s): Proceedings of SPIE
The GTC project: from commissioning to regular science operation. Current performance and first science results
Author(s): P. Álvarez; J. Castro; R. Rutten; M. van der Hoeven; C. Álvarez; A. M. Perez-García
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VISTA: status and performance
Author(s): J. P. Emerson; W. J. Sutherland
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The compact, low scattered-light 2m Wendelstein Fraunhofer Telescope
Author(s): Ulrich Hopp; Ralf Bender; Frank Grupp; Heinz Barwig; Claus Gössl; Florian Lang-Bardl; Wolfgang Mitsch; Hans Thiele; Peter Aniol; Markus Schmidt; Michael Hartl; Dirk Kampf; Roland Schöggl
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The University of Tokyo Atacama Observatory 6.5m telescope project
Author(s): Yuzuru Yoshii; Tsutomu Aoki; Mamoru Doi; Toshihiro Handa; Kimiaki Kawara; Daisuke Kato; Kotaro Kohno; Masahiro Konishi; Shintaro Koshida; Takeo Minezaki; Natsuko Mitani; Takashi Miyata; Kentaro Motohara; Shigeyuki Sako; Takao Soyano; Toshihiko Tanabe; Masuo Tanaka; Ken'ichi Tarusawa; Leonardo Bronfman; Maria Teresa Ruiz; Mario Hamuy
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The optical performance of LAMOST telescope
Author(s): Xiangqun Cui; Ding-qiang Su; Ya-nan Wang; Guoping Li; Genrong Liu; Yong Zhang; Yeping Li
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The Discovery Channel Telescope: early integration
Author(s): Byron Smith; Tomas Chylek; Bill DeGroff; David Finley; Jeffrey Hall; Paul J. Lotz; Brad McCreight; Alexander Venetiou
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Southern LAMOST for all sky spectroscopic survey
Author(s): Xiangqun Cui; Shou-guan Wang; Ding-qiang Su; Yongheng Zhao; Ya-nan Wang; Yaoquan Chu; Guoping Li
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The Large Binocular Telescope
Author(s): J. M. Hill; R. F. Green; D. S. Ashby; J. G. Brynnel; N. J. Cushing; J. Little; J. H. Slagle; R. M. Wagner
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The Large Synoptic Survey Telescope preliminary design overview
Author(s): V. L. Krabbendam; D. Sweeney
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The Pan-STARRS wide-field optical/NIR imaging survey
Author(s): Nick Kaiser; William Burgett; Ken Chambers; Larry Denneau; Jim Heasley; Robert Jedicke; Eugene Magnier; Jeff Morgan; Peter Onaka; John Tonry
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LSST Telescope mount and pier design overview
Author(s): Douglas R. Neill; Victor L. Krabbendam
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The Advanced Technology Solar Telescope: beginning construction of the world's largest solar telescope
Author(s): T. R. Rimmele; J. Wagner; S. Keil; D. Elmore; R. Hubbard; E. Hansen; M. Warner; P. Jeffers; L. Phelps; H. Marshall; B. Goodrich; K. Richards; S. Hegwer; R. Kneale; J. Ditsler
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European Solar Telescope: project status
Author(s): M. Collados; F. Bettonvil; L. Cavaller; I. Ermolli; B. Gelly; C. Grivel-Gelly; A. Pérez; H. Socas-Navarro; D. Soltau; R. Volkmer
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NLST: the Indian National Large Solar Telescope
Author(s): S. S. Hasan; D. Soltau; H. Kärcher; M. Süss; T. Berkefeld
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Mechanical design of a completely open-foldable dome for EST
Author(s): Robert H. Hammerschlag; Johannes N. M. Kommers; Simon J. van Leverink; Felix C. M. Bettonvil; Simon Visser; Aswin P. L. Jägers; Guus Sliepen
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GREGOR telescope: start of commissioning
Author(s): R. Volkmer; O. von der Lühe; C. Denker; S. Solanki; H. Balthasar; T. Berkefeld; P. Caligari; M. Collados; C. Halbgewachs; F. Heidecke; A. Hofmann; M. Klvana; F. Kneer; A. Lagg; E. Popow; D. Schmidt; W. Schmidt; M. Sobotka; D. Soltau; K. Strassmeier
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SOFIA: progress to initial science flights
Author(s): Erick T. Young; Eric Becklin; Pam Marcum; Alfred Krabbe; Helen Hall
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The Stratospheric THz Observatory (STO)
Author(s): C. Walker; C. Kulesa; P. Bernasconi; H. Eaton; N. Rolander; C. Groppi; J. Kloosterman; T. Cottam; D. Lesser; C. Martin; A. Stark; D. Neufeld; C. Lisse; D. Hollenbach; J. Kawamura; P. Goldsmith; W. Langer; H. Yorke; J. Sterne; A. Skalare; I. Mehdi; S. Weinreb; J. Kooi; J. Stutzki; U. Graf; M. Brasse; C. Honingh; R. Simon; M. Akyilmaz; P. Puetz; Mark Wolfire
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A fast EM-CCD camera as performance monitor for the SOFIA Telescope with science capabilities
Author(s): Jürgen Wolf; Hans-Peter Röser; Alfred Krabbe; Enrico Pfüller
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Improvement of the SOFIA secondary mirror controller
Author(s): Andreas Reinacher; Emmanuel Onillon; Hans-Peter Roeser
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Preparation of the pointing and control system of the SOFIA Airborne Telescope for early science missions
Author(s): Ulrich Lampater; Terry Herter; Paul Keas; Franziska Harms; Christian Engfer; Peter Salewsky; Holger Jakob; Hans-Peter Roeser
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Optical measurement of the pointing stability of the SOFIA Telescope using a fast EM-CCD camera
Author(s): Enrico Pfüller; Jürgen Wolf; Hans-Peter Röser
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Multi-objective transforming telescope for wide-field optical monitoring of the sky with high-temporal resolution
Author(s): Grigory Beskin; Sergey Bondar; Sergey Karpov; Vladimir Plokhotnichenko; Adriano Guarnieri; Corrado Bartolini; Giuseppe Greco
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Path to the stars: the evolution of the species in the hunting to the GRBs
Author(s): Fabrizio Vitali; Guido Chincarini; Mario Zannoni; Stefano Covino; Emilio Molinari; Stefano Benetti; Carlotta Bonoli; Favio Bortoletto; Enrico Cascone; Rosario Cosentino; Francesco D'Alessio; Paolo D'Avanzo; Vincenzo De Caprio; Massimo Della Valle; Alberto Fernandez-Soto; Dino Fugazza; Enrico Giro; Demetrio Magrin; Giuseppe Malaspina; Lech Mankiewicz; Raffaella Margutti; Ruben Mazzoleni; Luciano Nicastro; Alberto Riva; Marco Riva; Ruben Salvaterra; Paolo Spanò; Monica Sperandio; Mauro Stefanon; Gino Tosti; Vincenzo Testa
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Mechanical design considerations for a 3m class fast pointing telescope
Author(s): M. Riva; F. Bortoletto; C. Bonoli; V. De Caprio; P. Spanó; S. Covino; E. Molinari; F. Vitali; M. Zannoni; G. Chincarini
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Future ground-based telescopes design requirements
Author(s): Michael Ramsay; Robert Sobek; Blaise Canzian; Jeffrey Maloney
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QUIJOTE telescope design and fabrication
Author(s): Alberto Gomez; Gaizka Murga; Borja Etxeita; Rubén Sanquirce; Rafael Rebolo; Jose Alberto Rubiño-Martin; José-Miguel Herreros; Roger Hoyland; Francisca Gomez; Ricardo T. Genova; Lucio Piccirillo; Bruno Maffei; Robert Watson
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Optical design of the CCD/Transit Instrument with Innovative Instrumentation (CTI-II) Telescope
Author(s): Mark R. Ackermann; John T. McGraw; Malcolm J. MacFarlane; Tom Williams; Peter Zimmer; Walter Gerstle; Francisco Roybal
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The Large Millimeter Telescope
Author(s): David H. Hughes; Juan-Carlos Jáuregui Correa; F. Peter Schloerb; Neal Erickson; Jose Guichard Romero; Mark Heyer; David Huerta Reynoso; Gopal Narayanan; Alfonso Serrano Perez-Grovas; Kamal Souccar; Grant Wilson; Min Yun
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High-precision pointing with the Sardinia Radio Telescope
Author(s): Sergio Poppi; Claudio Pernechele; Tonino Pisanu; Marco Morsiani
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ALMA: status report on construction and early results from commissioning
Author(s): Richard E. Hills; Richard J. Kurz; Alison B. Peck
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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 expanded very large array
Author(s): Mark McKinnon; Rick Perley; Jim Jackson; Bryan Butler; Michael Rupen; Barry Clark
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Heterogeneous array imaging with the CARMA Telescope
Author(s): M. C. H. Wright
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Thermal imaging of the Large Millimeter Telescope structure
Author(s): David R. Smith
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Wind-induced pointing errors and surface deformation of a 10-m submillimeter antenna
Author(s): Nobuharu Ukita; Hajime Ezawa; Sachiko Onodera; Masao Saito
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LSST primary/tertiary mirror thermal control system
Author(s): Douglas R. Neill
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Main axes control of E-ELT
Author(s): B. Sedghi; M. Müller; T. Erm; E. Brunetto; F. Koch; N. Di Lieto
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The development of high-precision hexapod actuators for the Hobby-Eberly Telescope wide field upgrade
Author(s): Joseph J. Zierer; Jason R. Mock; Joseph H. Beno; John Good; John A. Booth; Paolo Lazzarini; Pierluigi Fumi; Enzo Anaclerio
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The Magellan Telescopes: a performance update
Author(s): Povilas Palunas; David Floyd; Glenn Eychaner; David J. Osip; Paul Schechter
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Development of a wide-field spherical aberration corrector for the Hobby Eberly Telescope
Author(s): James H. Burge; S. Benjamin; M. Dubin; A. Manuel; M. Novak; C. J. Oh; M. Valente; C. Zhao; J. A. Booth; J. M. Good; Gary J. Hill; H. Lee; P. J. MacQueen; M. Rafal; R. Savage; M. P. Smith; B. Vattiat
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New phase compensating secondary mirrors for the NASA Infrared Telescope Facility
Author(s): Eric V. Tollestrup; Alan T. Tokunaga
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Giant Magellan Telescope site testing: summary
Author(s): Joanna E. Thomas-Osip; Patrick McCarthy; Gabriel Prieto; Mark M. Phillips; Matt Johns
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Support for site testing of the European Extremely Large Telescope: precipitable water vapor over Paranal
Author(s): Florian Kerber; Richard R. Querel; Reinhard W. Hanuschik; Arlette Chacón; Marta Caneo; Lissette Cortes; Michel Cure; Lizett Illanes; David A. Naylor; Alain Smette; Marc Sarazin; David Rabanus; Gregory Tompkins
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Where is the surface-layer turbulence?
Author(s): Andrei Tokovinin
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First characterization of Jbel Aklim in Moroccan Anti-Atlas as a potential site for the E-ELT
Author(s): A. Benhida; Z. Benkhaldoun; M. Sabil; Y. Hach; M. Lazrek; A. Habib
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Mt. Graham: optical turbulence vertical distribution with standard and high resolution
Author(s): Elena Masciadri; Jeff Stoesz; Susanna Hagelin; Franck Lascaux
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Optical turbulence above mountains seen in 3D
Author(s): S. G. Els; K. Vogiatzis; A. Otárola; R. Riddle; M. Schöck; W. Skidmore; T. Travouillon
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Boundary layer seeing measurements in the Canadian High Arctic
Author(s): Paul Hickson; Ray Carlberg; Ronald Gagne; Thomas Pfrommer; René Racine; Matthias Schöck; Eric Steinbring; Tony Travouillon
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Gattini 2010: cutting edge science at the bottom of the world
Author(s): Anna M. Moore; Sara Ahmed; Michael C. B. Ashley; Max K. Barreto; Xiangqun Cui; Alex Delacroix; Longlong Feng; Xuefei Gong; Jon Lawrence; Daniel M. Luong-Van; D. Christopher Martin; Reed Riddle; Nicole Rowley; Zhaohui Shang; John W. V. Storey; Nick F. H. Tothill; Tony Travouillon; Lifan Wang; Huigen Yang; Ji Yang; Xu Zhou; Zhengxi Zhu
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Performance of the autonomous PLATO Antarctic Observatory over two full years
Author(s): Daniel M. Luong-Van; Michael C. B. Ashley; Xiangqun Cui; Jon R. Everett; Longlong Feng; Xuefei Gong; Shane Hengst; Jon S. Lawrence; John W. V. Storey; Lifan Wang; Huigen Yang; Ji Yang; Xu Zhou; Zhengxi Zhu
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Antarctic Infra-Red Telescope with a 40cm primary mirror (AIRT40): development and improvement
Author(s): Hirofumi Okita; Takashi Ichikawa; Tomohiro Yoshikawa; Ramsey Guy Lundock; Kentaro Kurita
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Progress of Antarctic Schmidt Telescopes (AST3) for Dome A
Author(s): Xiangyan Yuan; Xiangqun Cui; Xuefei Gong; Daxing Wang; Zhengqiu Yao; Xinnan Li; Haikun Wen; Yajun Zhang; Ru Zhang; Lingzhe Xu; Fang Zhou; Lifan Wang; Zhaohui Shang; LongLong Feng
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Thermal design and de-icing system for the Antarctic Telescope ICE-T
Author(s): Klaus G. Strassmeier; Hans J. Kärcher; Jürgen Kühn; Igor DiVarano
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The Cornell Caltech Atacama Telescope: progress and plans 2010
Author(s): T. Sebring
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GMT overview
Author(s): Stephen Shectman; Matt Johns
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Pancake ELT: a practical design for an Extremely Large Telescope
Author(s): Mark R. Ackermann; John T. McGraw; Peter C. Zimmer
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Enclosure design status for Thirty Meter Telescope
Author(s): N. Loewen; C. Breckenridge
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The E-ELT Project: the Dome design status
Author(s): G. Marchiori; S. de Lorenzi; A. Busatta
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Detail design and construction plans for a dome for the European Extremely Large Telescope (E-ELT)
Author(s): Gaizka Murga; Armando Bilbao; Alberto Vizcargüenaga; Iñigo Eletxigerra; Javier Ariño; Michael Schneermann; Enzo Brunetto
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Modeling a large submillimeter-wave observatory
Author(s): John Z. Lou; Andy Kissil; Dave C. Redding; Matt C Bradford; Steve Padin; David Woody
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Giant Magellan Telescope primary mirror cells
Author(s): Charlie Hull; Steven Gunnels; Matt Johns; Jonathan Kern; Amnon Talmor; Michael Ward; Stephen Shectman
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Tinsley progress on stress mirror polishing (SMP) for the Thirty Meter Telescope (TMT) primary mirror segments II
Author(s): Jay Daniel; Ulrich Mueller; Tracy Peters; Stephen F. Sporer; Tony Hull
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Wavefront controls for a large submillimeter-wave observatory
Author(s): David Redding; John Z. Lou; Andy Kissil; Matt Bradford; Steve Padin; David Woody
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CFRP truss for the CCAT 25m diameter submillimeter-wave telescope
Author(s): David P. Woody; Stephen Padin; Thomas Sebring
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Shack-Hartmann phasing of segmented telescopes: systematic effects from lenslet arrays
Author(s): Mitchell Troy; Gary Chanan; Jennifer Roberts
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Inductive sensors for controlling segmented mirrors: a full industrial and turnkey product solution
Author(s): Bruno Luong; Christian Néel; Ambroise Périn; Didier Rozière
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Dynamical aspects in control of E-ELT segmented primary mirror (M1)
Author(s): B. Sedghi; M. Müller; M. Dimmler; B. Bauvir; T. Erm; H. Bonnet; M. Cayrel
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Servo design and analysis for the Thirty Meter Telescope primary mirror actuators
Author(s): Peter M. Thompson; Douglas G. MacMynowski; Martin W. Regehr; M. Mark Colavita; Mark J. Sirota
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Dynamic characterization of a prototype of the Thirty Meter Telescope primary segment assembly
Author(s): Martin W. Regehr; Peter M. Thompson; M. Mark Colavita; James D. Moore; Mark Sirota; Eric C. Williams
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Meeting highest performance requirements for lowest price and mass for the M1 segment support unit for E-ELT
Author(s): Jan Nijenhuis; Roger Hamelinck; Ben Braam; M. Cayrel
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First results of the wind evaluation breadboard for ELT primary mirror design
Author(s): Marcos Reyes García-Talavera; Teodora Viera; Miguel Núñez
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Commissioning results from the Large Binocular Telescope
Author(s): Joar G. Brynnel; Norman J. Cushing; Richard F. Green; John M. Hill; Douglas L. Miller; Andrew Rakich; David Thompson
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VISTA Telescope opto-mechanical integration
Author(s): Paul Jeffers; David Henry
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Main axis control of the Large Millimeter Telescope
Author(s): David R. Smith; Kamal Souccar
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Friction compensation strategies in large telescopes
Author(s): David R. Smith; Kamal Souccar
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Mechanical principles of large mirror supports
Author(s): Hans J. Kärcher; Peter Eisenträger; Martin Süss
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VISTA M1 support system
Author(s): Brian Stobie; Paul Jeffers; Malcolm Stewart; Andy Foster; Juan Delgadillo
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LSST Telescope primary/tertiary mirror cell assembly
Author(s): Douglas Neill; Edward Hileman
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Six degrees of freedom, sub-micrometer positioning system for secondary mirrors
Author(s): Ryan C. Sneed; Michael F. Cash; Trevor S. Chambers; Paul C. Janzen
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An alternative architecture and control strategy for hexapod positioning systems to simplify structural design and improve accuracy
Author(s): Joseph H. Beno; John A. Booth; Jason Mock
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Design and construction of the Discovery Channel Telescope enclosure
Author(s): Heather K. Marshall; Jose U. Teran; Kevin Bond
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All reflective 2 mirror unobscured wide field telescope/collimator designs
Author(s): R. F. Horton; Thom Peck; Art Colgate
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The Robotic Earthshine Telescope
Author(s): Ahmad Darudi; Mette Owner-Petersen; Peter Thejll; Hans Gleisner; David Taylor; Majid Ale-Ebrahem; Torben Andersen
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Update and image quality error budget for the LSST camera optical design
Author(s): Brian J. Bauman; Gordon Bowden; John Ku; Martin Nordby; Scot Olivier; Vincent Riot; Andrew Rasmussen; Lynn Seppala; Hong Xiao; Nadine Nurita; David Gilmore; Steven Kahn
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LCOGT Telescope network capabilities
Author(s): A. Pickles; W. Rosing; T. M. Brown; J. de Vera; M. Dubberley; B. Haldeman; S. Hausler; R. Haynes; A. Hjelstrom; R. Lobdill; D. Mullins; V. Posner; J. Tufts; Z. Walker
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Mirror seeing control of large infrared solar telescope
Author(s): Haiying Zhang; Xinnan Li; Xiaohui Meng; Houkun Ni
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The heat stop for the 4-m European Solar Telescope EST
Author(s): F. Berrilli; A. Egidi; D. Del Moro; F. Manni; M. Cocciolo; A. Scotto; R. Volkmer; F. C. M. Bettonvil; M. Collados Vera; L. Cavaller Marquez; J. Sanchez Capuchino
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First light of the 1.6 meter off-axis New Solar Telescope at Big Bear Solar Observatory
Author(s): Wenda Cao; Nicolas Gorceix; Roy Coulter; Aaron Coulter; Philip R. Goode
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European Solar Telescope (EST) transfer optics
Author(s): Rubén Sanquirce; Gaizka Murga; Alberto Gómez; Borja Etxeita
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Foldable dome climate measurements and thermal properties
Author(s): Guus Sliepen; Aswin P. L. Jägers; Robert H. Hammerschlag; Felix C. M. Bettonvil
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The enclosure for the European Solar Telescope (EST)
Author(s): F. C. M. Bettonvil; R. Codina; R. H. Hammerschlag; A. P. L. Jägers; J. N. M. Kommers; S. J. van Leverink; G. Sliepen; S. Visser
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The pier and building of the European Solar Telescope (EST)
Author(s): F. C. M. Bettonvil; R. Codina; A. Gómez Merchán; R. H. Hammerschlag; J. J. M. Hartman; E. Hernández Suárez; A. P. L. Jägers; G. Murga Llano; J. W. Pelser; G. Sliepen
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Multi-Application Solar Telescope: assembly, integration, and testing
Author(s): Stefan Denis; Pierre Coucke; Eric Gabriel; Christophe Delrez; Parameshwaran Venkatakrishnan
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Current concept for the 4m European Solar Telescope (EST) optical design
Author(s): J. Sánchez-Capuchino; M. Collados; D. Soltau; R. López; J. L. Rasilla; B. Gelly
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Testing the e2v CCD47-20 as the new sensor for the SOFIA target acquisition and tracking cameras
Author(s): Manuel Wiedemann; Jürgen Wolf; Hans-Peter Röser
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SOFIA in operation: status of the telescope in-flight commissioning
Author(s): Hans J. Kärcher; Alfred Krabbe; Jörg Wagner; Christian Engfer; Ulrich Lampater; Jürgen Wolf
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Measuring the water vapor above the SOFIA Observatory
Author(s): Thomas L. Roellig; Lunming Yuen; David Sisson; Allan Meyer
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The Primordial Inflation Polarization Explorer (PIPER): optical design
Author(s): Joseph R. Eimer; Peter A. R. Ade; Dominic J. Benford; Charles L. Bennett; David T. Chuss; Dale J. Fixsen; Alan J. Kogut; Paul Mirel; Carole E. Tucker; George M. Voellmer; Edward J. Wollack
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An off-axis, wide-field, diffraction-limited, reflective Schmidt Telescope
Author(s): Will Saunders
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New approaches to the design of non-redundant aperture masks
Author(s): A. Carlotti; T. Groff
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Light-weight telescope structure optimized by genetic algorithm
Author(s): Mikio Kurita; Hiroshi Ohmori; Masashi Kunda; Hiroaki Kawamura; Noriaki Noda; Takayuki Seki; Yuji Nishimura; Michitoshi Yoshida; Shuji Sato; Tetsuya Nagata
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Technical specifications of the KMTNet observation system
Author(s): Seung-Lee Kim; Byeong-Gon Park; Chung-Uk Lee; In-Soo Yuk; Cheongho Han; Thomas O'Brien; Andrew Gould; Jae Woo Lee; Dong-Jin Kim
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A new optical design for dismountable and portable catadioptric telescope
Author(s): Rinaldo Sperotto; Sergio Poppi; Claudio Pernechele
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Introduction of a 2.5m telescope mount and its performance
Author(s): Bozhong Gu; Guomin Wang; Jiang Xiang; Zhiyong Zhang; Christophe Daugny; Shihai Yang; Dongsheng Niu; Yuefei Wang
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DEMONEX: the DEdicated MONitor of EXotransits
Author(s): Jason Eastman; B. Scott Gaudi; Rob Siverd; Mark Trueblood; Pat Trueblood
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A scalable, cost-effective radio telescope drive and axis system
Author(s): Silversun Sturgis; Jingquan Cheng; Xun Zhang; Dehua Yang
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A new efficient laser angle metrology system for maintaining the Large Radio Telescope active reflecting antenna
Author(s): Yong Zhang; Dehua Yang; Yeping Li; Guohua Zhou; Aihua Li; Guoping Li; Zhenchao Zhang
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MicroCLINE: an innovative tiltmeter concept and its application the ALMA-EU antennas' dynamic metrology
Author(s): Roberto Biasi; Dietrich Pescoller; Francesco Rampini
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The mechanical performances and the metrology system of the European ALMA antenna
Author(s): F. Rampini; G. Marchiori; R. Biasi; S. Stanghellini; L. Ghedin
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DSS-28: a novel wide bandwidth radio telescope devoted to educational outreach
Author(s): Glenn Jones; Sander Weinreb; Hamdi Mani; Stephen Smith; Lawrence Teitelbaum; Mark Hofstadter; Thomas B. H. Kuiper; William A. Imbriale; Ryan Dorcey; John Leflang
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Optical offset pointing of radio interferometers: applications at the Combined Array for Research in Millimeter-wave Astronomy
Author(s): Stuartt A. Corder; Melvyn C. H. Wright; John M. Carpenter
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Design and analysis of a lightweight prestressed antenna back-up structure
Author(s): Zengxiang Ma; Dehua Yang; Jingquan Cheng
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Characterization of surface tilt of foundations for high-precision radio-astronomic antennas
Author(s): Brian D. Hoff; Jose P. Puga
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Path length errors of VLBI antennas
Author(s): Hans J. Kaercher; Eberhard Sust; Peter Emde; Jürgen Kühn
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Atmospheric phase correction using the CARMA paired antennas calibration system
Author(s): Laura M. Pérez; James W. Lamb; David P. Woody; B. Ashley Zauderer; John M. Carpenter; Alberto D. Bolatto; Erik M. Leitch; Daniel P. Marrone; Lee G. Mundy; Richard L. Plambeck; Peter J. Teuben; Melvyn C. H. Wright
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The Advanced Technology Solar Telescope coude lab thermal environment
Author(s): LeEllen Phelps; Thomas Rimmele; Robert P. Hubbard; David Elmore
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Low-vibration high-cooling power 2-stage cryocoolers for ground-based astronomical instrumentation
Author(s): Gerd Jakob; Jean-Louis Lizon
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A partially foldable light weighted dome for fast pointing 3m-class telescopes
Author(s): M. Riva
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Monitoring of the environmental conditions inside the dome of the 4m Blanco Telescope at CTIO
Author(s): S. G. Els; T. M. C. Abbott; E. B. Bustos; J. Seguel; D. E. Walker; A. Berdja; R. Riddle; M. Schöck; W. Skidmore; T. Travouillon
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Advances in thermal control and performance of the MMT M1 mirror
Author(s): J. D. Gibson; G. G. Williams; S. Callahan; B. Comisso; R. Ortiz; J. T. Williams
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Wind loading analysis and strategy for deflection reduction on HET wide field upgrade
Author(s): Brian J. South; Ian M. Soukup; Michael S. Worthington; Joseph J Zierer; John A. Booth; John M. Good
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Field stabilization (tip/tilt control) of E-ELT
Author(s): B. Sedghi; M. Müller; H. Bonnet; M. Dimmler; B. Bauvir
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Vibration suppression for the Gemini Planet Imager
Author(s): Joseph R. Maly; Darren Erickson; Timothy J. Pargett
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Design and analysis of the tracker bridge for the Hobby-Eberly Telescope wide field upgrade
Author(s): Michael S. Worthington; Nicholas T. Mollison; Ian M. Soukup; Joseph J Zierer; John M. Good; Steven P. Nichols
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Kinematic optimization of upgrade to the Hobby-Eberly Telescope through novel use of commercially available three-dimensional CAD package
Author(s): Gregory A. Wedeking; Joseph J Zierer; John R. Jackson
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Current status of the Hobby-Eberly Telescope wide field upgrade
Author(s): Richard Savage; John Booth; Mark Cornell; John Good; Gary J. Hill; Hanshin Lee; Phillip MacQueen; Marc Rafal; Brian Vattiat; Karl Gebhardt; Joseph Beno; Joseph Zierer; Dave Perry; Tom Rafferty; Chuck Ramiller; Charles Taylor; Timothy Beets; Richard Hayes; James Heisler; Sarah Hinze; Ian Soukup; John Jackson; Jason Mock; Michael Worthington; Nicholas Mollison; Omar Molina; Brian South; Douglas Wardell; Gregory Wedeking
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Design and development of a long-travel positioning actuator and tandem constant force actuator safety system for the Hobby Eberly Telescope wide-field upgrade
Author(s): Nicholas T. Mollison; Jason R. Mock; Ian M. Soukup; Timothy A. Beets; John M. Good; Joseph H. Beno; Herman J. Kriel; Sarah E. Hinze; Douglas R. Wardell; James T. Heisler
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Improving the Blanco Telescope's delivered image quality
Author(s): Timothy M. C. Abbott; Andrés Montane; Roberto Tighe; Alistair R. Walker; Brooke Gregory; R. Christopher Smith; Alfonso Cisternas
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Tracker controls development and control architecture for the Hobby-Eberly Telescope Wide Field Upgrade
Author(s): Jason R. Mock; Joe Beno; Tom H. Rafferty; Mark E. Cornell
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Integration of VIRUS spectrographs for the Hobby-Eberly Telescope Dark Energy Experiment
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