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GMT enclosure structure and mechanism design
Author(s): Jose Teran; Michael Sheehan; Daniel H. Neff; Nilesh Korde; Eric Manuel; Allan Ortega
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Paper Abstract

The Giant Magellan Telescope (GMT), one of several next generation Extremely Large Telescopes (ELTs), is a 25.4 meter diameter altitude over azimuth design set to be built at the summit of Cerro Campánas at the Las Campánas Observatory in Chile. This paper describes the current status of the GMT enclosure structure and mechanisms design as it evolves in the current preliminary design phase.

Paper Details

Date Published: 22 July 2014
PDF: 16 pages
Proc. SPIE 9145, Ground-based and Airborne Telescopes V, 91454L (22 July 2014); doi: 10.1117/12.2055189
Show Author Affiliations
Jose Teran, M3 Engineering & Technology Corp. (United States)
Michael Sheehan, Giant Magellan Telescope Organization Corp. (United States)
Daniel H. Neff, M3 Engineering & Technology Corp. (United States)
Nilesh Korde, M3 Engineering & Technology Corp. (United States)
Eric Manuel, M3 Engineering & Technology Corp. (United States)
Allan Ortega, M3 Engineering & Technology Corp. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9145:
Ground-based and Airborne Telescopes V
Larry M. Stepp; Roberto Gilmozzi; Helen J. Hall, Editor(s)

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