1 July 1990 Progress report on the Magellan 8-m telescope project
Author Affiliations +
The Magellan Project has as its goal the construction of an 8-m aperture optical telescope at Las Campanas, Chile, whose f/1.2 parabolic primary mirror is of borosilicate honeycomb type. The principal configuration of the telescope will be with Cassegrain focus at f/6.26; image sizes are expected to be of the order of 0.25 arcsec rms over the entire field, from 0.33 to 1.10 microns without refocus. An IR Cassegrain focus is planned at f/15, with a chopping secondary of low emissivity. Despite the fast primary-mirror f-ratio, spherical aberration will be acceptably low when chopping is accomplished via rotation of the mirror about its vertex.
© (1990) COPYRIGHT Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers (SPIE). Downloading of the abstract is permitted for personal use only.
Alan M. Dressler, Alan M. Dressler, } "Progress report on the Magellan 8-m telescope project", Proc. SPIE 1236, Advanced Technology Optical Telescopes IV, (1 July 1990); doi: 10.1117/12.19170; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.19170


Magellan 6.5-m Telescopes Project: status report
Proceedings of SPIE (March 20 1997)
GMT overview
Proceedings of SPIE (August 06 2010)
WIN 3.5-m telescope project
Proceedings of SPIE (June 30 1990)
Status of the Magellan Project
Proceedings of SPIE (May 31 1994)
The F/5 instrumentation suite for the Clay Telescope
Proceedings of SPIE (September 23 2012)
The Discovery Channel Telescope optical coating system
Proceedings of SPIE (August 05 2010)

Back to Top