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29 August 2022 CCAT-prime: the Fred Young Submillimeter Telescope (FYST) final design and fabrication
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The Fred Young Submillimeter Telescope (FYST) is a 6-meter diameter telescope currently being built by the CCAT-prime project that will observe at millimeter and submillimeter wavelengths. It will deliver a total wavefront error of less than 22 microns at the focal plane. The optics follow a modified crossed-Dragone configuration, yielding a 7.8° field of view across a ~2 meter diameter focal plane. The telescope will be located at 5600 meters on Cerro Chajnantor in the Atacama Desert. The demands of first-generation and future instruments significantly drove the design of the telescope. The telescope layout consists of multiple instrument bays, which provide the capacity to house a total of 11 tons of focal plane instrumentation across 23 square meters of floor space. The Yoke Traverse is divided into telescope servo, instrument electronics, and process spaces, and can support an additional 8 tons of instrument equipment. We discuss the final design and fabrication status of FYST.
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Stephen C. Parshley, Scott Gramke, Ronan Higgins, Jörg Kronshage, Karl Steeger, and Klaus Willmeroth "CCAT-prime: the Fred Young Submillimeter Telescope (FYST) final design and fabrication", Proc. SPIE 12182, Ground-based and Airborne Telescopes IX, 121821J (29 August 2022);
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