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Commissioning VLT unit telescopes: methods and results
Author(s): Anders Wallander; Jason Spyromilio; Krister Wirenstrand
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Paper Abstract

The first VLT unit telescope, Antu, saw first light in May 1998 and started science operation in April 1999, roughly at the same time as first light of unit telescope 2, Kueyen, was achieved. The time between first light and science operation is used to verify, quantify, qualify and optimize the functionality and performance of the telescopes and their instruments.

Paper Details

Date Published: 2 August 2000
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 4004, Telescope Structures, Enclosures, Controls, Assembly/Integration/Validation, and Commissioning, (2 August 2000); doi: 10.1117/12.393919
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Anders Wallander, European Southern Observatory (Germany)
Jason Spyromilio, European Southern Observatory (Germany)
Krister Wirenstrand, European Southern Observatory (Germany)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4004:
Telescope Structures, Enclosures, Controls, Assembly/Integration/Validation, and Commissioning
Thomas A. Sebring; Torben Andersen, Editor(s)

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