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The ESO's ELT construction status
Author(s): Roberto Tamai; Bertrand Koehler; Michele Cirasuolo; Fabio Biancat-Marchet; Mauro Tuti; Juan Carlos Gonzáles Herrera
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Paper Abstract

Over the last few years, the ESO’s ELT has made tremendous progress in defining and procuring the many components of one of the future world largest optical-infrared telescopes. More than two dozen large scale contracts have been placed to industry to design and manufacture several items, among them the dome, the telescope structure, the mirrors and their supports, the control system, the infrastructure, and more. In addition, four agreements were signed with consortia of astronomical research institutes to develop the first suite of scientific instruments. As of today, this represents a financial commitment of more than 90% of the total ESO material budget for the ELT.

Paper Details

Date Published: 6 July 2018
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 10700, Ground-based and Airborne Telescopes VII, 1070014 (6 July 2018); doi: 10.1117/12.2309515
Show Author Affiliations
Roberto Tamai, European Southern Observatory (Germany)
Bertrand Koehler, European Southern Observatory (Germany)
Michele Cirasuolo, European Southern Observatory (Germany)
Fabio Biancat-Marchet, European Southern Observatory (Germany)
Mauro Tuti, European Southern Observatory (Germany)
Juan Carlos Gonzáles Herrera, European Southern Observatory (Germany)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 10700:
Ground-based and Airborne Telescopes VII
Heather K. Marshall; Jason Spyromilio, Editor(s)

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