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The progress of Chinese Giant Solar Telescope
Author(s): Zhong Liu; Zhenyu Jin; Shu Yuan; Jun Lin; Yuanyong Deng; Haisheng Ji; Yihua Yan
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Paper Abstract

Chinese Giant Solar Telescope (CGST) is the next generation ground-based solar telescope which was formally listed into the National Plans of Major Science and Technology Infrastructures. We have got series progresses of CGST in the recent years, from site testing to detailed designs. CGST is currently designed to be an 8m Ring Solar Telescope (RST). As an 8-meter solar telescope, the designing of CGST still faces some serious problems, although the ring structure is propitious to the thermo controlling and the high precision magnetic field measuring. The active control and the optical system of CGST are introduced. Then, simulations and the key calculations of the telescope, including the polarization analysis and the thermo calculation result are displayed. The present site testing methods and some results are introduced too. Finally, as the comparison in science and technology, the Chinese space solar telescope plans, such as the Deep Space Solar Observatory (DSO) and its progress are simply introduced.

Paper Details

Date Published: 22 July 2014
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 9145, Ground-based and Airborne Telescopes V, 914526 (22 July 2014); doi: 10.1117/12.2055382
Show Author Affiliations
Zhong Liu, Yunnan Astronomical Observatory (China)
Zhenyu Jin, Yunnan Astronomical Observatory (China)
Shu Yuan, Yunnan Astronomical Observatory (China)
Jun Lin, Yunnan Astronomical Observatory (China)
Yuanyong Deng, National Astronomical Observatories (China)
Haisheng Ji, Purple Mountain Observatory (China)
Yihua Yan, National Astronomical Observatories (China)

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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