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21 March 1997 Hobby-Eberly Telescope: a progress report
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Proceedings Volume 2871, Optical Telescopes of Today and Tomorrow; (1997)
Event: Optical Telescopes of Today and Tomorrow, 1996, Landskrona/Hven, Sweden
The Hobby-Eberly Telescope, nearing completion at McDonald Observatory in west Texas is an optical Arecibo-type telescope utilizing an 11-meter primary mirror and a 9.2-meter effective aperture. Innovative approaches have been employed to provide this large modern telescope at a total cost of $13.5 million. A joint project of the University of Texas, The Pennsylvania State University, Stanford University, the University of Munich, and the University of Goettingen, the telescope will be completed in mid 1997. First light is expected in mid 1996.
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Thomas A. Sebring and Lawrence W. Ramsey "Hobby-Eberly Telescope: a progress report", Proc. SPIE 2871, Optical Telescopes of Today and Tomorrow, (21 March 1997);


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