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Design of the chilled glycol instrument cooling system for the CFHT
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Paper Abstract

The Canada-France-Hawaii Telescope was modified with the addition of a chilled glycol cooling system to support Wide-field instrumentation. This paper outlines the design and lessons learned during implementation of this major system addition to the Observatory. Our research indicated that different Telescopes used a variety of approaches and there were many options in the commercial market that requires careful selection for use in a Telescope environment. We wish to share our valuable experience with future designers of cooling systems for instruments on large and small Telescopes alike.

Paper Details

Date Published: 28 September 2004
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 5489, Ground-based Telescopes, (28 September 2004); doi: 10.1117/12.549987
Show Author Affiliations
Rohendra Atapattu, Canada-France-Hawaii Telescope Corp. (United States)
Ivan Look, Canada-France-Hawaii Telescope Corp. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5489:
Ground-based Telescopes
Jacobus M. Oschmann Jr., Editor(s)

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