1 June 1994 Spectroscopic survey telescope project
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We describe the concept, basic design and capability of an eight meter class telescope currently being constructed by a international consortium of universities led by The Pennsylvania State University and The University of Texas at Austin. This unique telescope concept represents a deliberate trade between the science mission and technical cost drives. The basic science driver for the Spectroscopic Survey Telescope has traditionally been the need to obtain a large number of spectroscopic exposures in a short time. An efficient design that meets this need is a tilted Arecibo type telescope with a large segmented primary mirror. The SST has a number of other unique features that allow it to meet its science mission with unusual cost effectiveness.
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Lawrence W. Ramsey, Lawrence W. Ramsey, Thomas A. Sebring, Thomas A. Sebring, Christopher A. Sneden, Christopher A. Sneden, } "Spectroscopic survey telescope project", Proc. SPIE 2199, Advanced Technology Optical Telescopes V, (1 June 1994); doi: 10.1117/12.176221; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.176221
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