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Enclosure and infrastructure requirements for OWL: possible solutions
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Paper Abstract

The paper discusses the requirements of the enclosure and infrastructure for OWL. Although predicted to have no serious technological risks, these items will constitute a significant investment within the OWL project. An enclosure for such a large telescope does not have to provide the same functions as the actual enclosures built as of today. Protection from wind disturbance is not provided as efficiently as by enclosures with dimensions in the order of 30 m. The conditioning of such large volumes is economically not viable. A none co-rotating enclosure is shortly discussed as a solution and the reasons, which could make it effective are analyzed. The pier of the telescope is sketched and its effect on the telescope dynamics is discussed.

Paper Details

Date Published: 2 August 2000
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 4004, Telescope Structures, Enclosures, Controls, Assembly/Integration/Validation, and Commissioning, (2 August 2000); doi: 10.1117/12.393926
Show Author Affiliations
Marco Quattri, European Southern Observatory (Germany)
Franz Koch, 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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