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6 July 2018 Recent developments at the OAN-SPM
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The Observatorio Astron´omico Nacional on the Sierra San Pedro M´artir (OAN-SPM) in Baja California, Mexico is currently undergoing a substantial expansion in its observational infrastructure. The OAN-SPM’s three principal telescopes were installed in the 1970s. In 2015, the BOOTES-5 telescope was installed and is now operational (partners: Mexico, Spain, South Korea). In 2011 the construction of the TAOS-II project begun and its three telescopes are now in commissioning (partners: Taiwan, Mexico, USA, Canada). Also undergoing commissioning are the COATLI and DDOTI projects (both: Mexico, USA). Two projects, COLIBR´I and SAINT-EX are about to begin construction (COLIBR´I: Mexico, France; SAINT-EX: Switzerland, Mexico, UK). Finally, the Telescopio San Pedro M´artir project is advancing through its design phase (partners: Mexico, USA). All save the TSPM are fully funded, so the OAN-SPM will host 11-12 telescopes by the 2020’s, ranging in size from 28cm to 6.5m.
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J. Jesús González, Mauricio Reyes Ruiz, William H. Lee, Alan M. Watson, Elena Jiménez Bailón, Yilen Gómez Maqueo Chew, Laurence Sabin, David Hiriart, Michael G. Richer, and Fabián Rosales-Ortega "Recent developments at the OAN-SPM", Proc. SPIE 10700, Ground-based and Airborne Telescopes VII, 107005F (6 July 2018); https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2314404
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