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NASA 3-Meter Infrared Telescope Facility at Mauna Kea
Author(s): E. E. Becklin
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Paper Abstract

The demonstrated pointing, tracking and offsetting characteristics of the NASA 3-meter infrared telescope are reviewed. Other special features of the telescope such as low thermal background and versatile chopping secondary are also discussed. Experience is presented as to why these design features are important when making infrared observations of astronomical objects.

Paper Details

Date Published: 3 April 1981
PDF: 4 pages
Proc. SPIE 0265, Shuttle Pointing of Electro-Optical Experiments, (3 April 1981); doi: 10.1117/12.959853
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E. E. Becklin, University of Hawaii (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0265:
Shuttle Pointing of Electro-Optical Experiments
William Jerkovsky, Editor(s)

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