25 August 1998 Early performance and present status of the Hobby-Eberly Telescope
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Abstract
The Hobby-Eberly telescope (HET) is a recently completed 9- meter telescope designed to specialize in spectroscopy. It saw first light in December 1996 and during July 1997, it underwent its first end-to-end testing acquiring its first spectra of target objects. We review the basic design of the HET. In addition we summarize the performance of the telescope used with a commissioning spherical aberration correlator and spectrograph, the status of science operations and plans for the implementation of the final spherical aberration corrector and facility class instruments.
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Lawrence W. Ramsey, Mark T. Adams, Thomas G. Barnes, John A. Booth, Mark E. Cornell, James R. Fowler, Niall I. Gaffney, John W. Glaspey, John M. Good, Gary J. Hill, Philip W. Kelton, Victor L. Krabbendam, Larry Edwin Long, Phillip J. MacQueen, Frank B. Ray, Randall L. Ricklefs, J. Sage, Thomas A. Sebring, William J. Spiesman, M. Steiner, "Early performance and present status of the Hobby-Eberly Telescope", Proc. SPIE 3352, Advanced Technology Optical/IR Telescopes VI, (25 August 1998); doi: 10.1117/12.319287; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.319287
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