3 June 1987 Structural Innovations In The Columbus Project: An 11.3 Meter Optical Telescope
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Proceedings Volume 0748, Structural Mechanics of Optical Systems II; (1987) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.939814
Event: OE LASE'87 and EO Imaging Symposium, 1987, Los Angeles, CA, United States
Abstract
The Columbus Project's goal is to develop and construct an 11.3 meter telescope by the 500th anniversary of the discovery. of American, 1992. The consortium that was formed to complete this task with this optimistic time schedule includes the University. of Arizona, Ohio State University, Arcetri Observatory (representing the Italian Telescope Group), and the University of Chicago. The mirror work being done by Roger Angel at the University of Arizona is the major defining parameter. The telescope is foreseen as being constructed of two 8-meter diameter, F:1 primaries with a 14 meter center separation.
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Warren B. Davison, "Structural Innovations In The Columbus Project: An 11.3 Meter Optical Telescope", Proc. SPIE 0748, Structural Mechanics of Optical Systems II, (3 June 1987); doi: 10.1117/12.939814; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.939814
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