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25 August 1998 Large Zenith Telescope project: a 6-m mercury-mirror telescope
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The Large Zenith Telescope is a zenith-pointing telescope with a 6-meter diameter rotating mercury mirror. Located in mountains near Vancouver, Canada, it is expected to see first light in 1998. Equipped with a low-noise drift- scanning CCD camera, the telescope will survey a 17-arcmin- wide strip of sky using a set of medium-band filters. The data are expected to provide spectral energy distributions and photometric redshifts for over a million galaxies which will form a base for studies of galaxy evolution and large- scale structure.
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Paul Hickson, Ermanno F. Borra, Remi Cabanac, Scott C. Chapman, V. de Lapparent, M. Mulrooney, and Gordon A. H. Walker "Large Zenith Telescope project: a 6-m mercury-mirror telescope", Proc. SPIE 3352, Advanced Technology Optical/IR Telescopes VI, (25 August 1998); https://doi.org/10.1117/12.319286
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