2 August 2000 VST project: technical overview
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The VST (Very Large Telescope Survey Telescope) is an 2.6 m class Alt-Az telescope which will be installed in the European Southern Observatory (ESO) Paranal site, Chile. It has been designed by the Technology Working Group of the Astronomical Observatory of Capodimonte, Italy. The VST is an 1 degree(s) X 1 degree(s) wide-field imaging facility planned to supply databases for the ESO VLT science and carry out stand-alone observations in the UV to I spectral range starting in the year 2001. All the solutions adopted in the VST design comply to the ESO VLT standards. This paper reports a technical overview of the telescope design.
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Dario Mancini, Dario Mancini, Giorgio Sedmak, Giorgio Sedmak, Massimo Brescia, Massimo Brescia, Fausto Cortecchia, Fausto Cortecchia, D. Fierro, D. Fierro, Valentina Fiume Garelli, Valentina Fiume Garelli, Gabriella Marra, Gabriella Marra, Francesco Perrotta, Francesco Perrotta, F. Rovedi, F. Rovedi, Pietro Schipani, Pietro Schipani, } "VST project: technical overview", Proc. SPIE 4004, Telescope Structures, Enclosures, Controls, Assembly/Integration/Validation, and Commissioning, (2 August 2000); doi: 10.1117/12.393895; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.393895
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