25 July 2000 Hobby-Eberly Telescope operations model
Author Affiliations +
Abstract
The Hobby-Eberly telescope (HET) is an innovative, low cost 9- meter class telescope that specializes in visible and near- infrared, queue observing mode spectroscopy. The operations costs for this telescope follow the capital cost model, being approximately 15 - 20% that of other 9-meter telescopes. In this contribution we describe the HET operations model and our early operations and scientific experience with this telescope, emphasizing those aspects that most directly impact the scientific productivity of the HET and describing the actions we have taken to optimize the telescope's scientific return.
© (2000) COPYRIGHT Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers (SPIE). Downloading of the abstract is permitted for personal use only.
Mark T. Adams, Thomas G. Barnes, Craig E. Nance, Lawrence W. Ramsey, "Hobby-Eberly Telescope operations model", Proc. SPIE 4010, Observatory Operations to Optimize Scientific Return II, (25 July 2000); doi: 10.1117/12.392506; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.392506
PROCEEDINGS
9 PAGES


SHARE
KEYWORDS
Telescopes

Observatories

Mirrors

Astronomical telescopes

Image quality

Instrumentation engineering

Spectrographs

Back to Top