29 June 2000 Early science results from the Hobby-Eberly telescope
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We present science results from the first four months of early operations of the Hobby-Eberly Telescope (HET). During this period the HET was used for science approximately two weeks per month centered on new moon. We discuss the types of science program that are bets suited to the unique nature of the HET and give examples of survey and synoptic observations that are on-going. The Marcario Low Resolution Spectrograph is the only facility instrument currently in service, so the science result from this instrument are emphasized. Future facility instruments are briefly discussed, along with a description of current HET performance.
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Gary J. Hill, Gary J. Hill, Phillip J. MacQueen, Phillip J. MacQueen, Lawrence W. Ramsey, Lawrence W. Ramsey, Edward Larry Robinson, Edward Larry Robinson, } "Early science results from the Hobby-Eberly telescope", Proc. SPIE 4005, Discoveries and Research Prospects from 8- to 10-Meter-Class Telescopes, (29 June 2000); doi: 10.1117/12.390147; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.390147

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