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1 July 1990 Columbus Project Telescope
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The design for the Columbus binocular telescope has been completed and the project is now proceeding to the construction phase. The two 8-m f/1.2 borosilicate honeycomb mirrors will give an effective collecting area of 11.3 m and a baseline of 22 m for interferometry. The optics are supported on an exceedingly compact and rigid 'C-ring' mount with a lowest eigenfrequency of around 10 Hz. The system will be housed in a corotating enclosure and will be located on Mt. Graham in southeastern Arizona. Instrumentation priorities have been established for the telescope and conceptual designs are now under development.
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Peter A. Strittmatter "Columbus Project Telescope", Proc. SPIE 1236, Advanced Technology Optical Telescopes IV, (1 July 1990);


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