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27 June 2006 The Large Millimeter Telescope
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We present a summary of the Large Millimeter Telescope (LMT) Project and its current status. The LMT is a joint project of the University of Massachusetts (UMass) in the USA and the Instituto Nacional de Astrofisica, Optica y Electronica (INAOE) in Mexico to build a 50m-diameter millimeter-wave telescope. The LMT site is at an altitude of 4600 m atop Volcan Sierra Negra, an extinct volcanic peak in the state of Puebla, Mexico, approximately 100 km east of the city of Puebla. Construction of the antenna steel structure has been completed and the antenna drive system has been installed. Fabrication of the reflector surface is underway. The telescope is expected to be completed in 2008.
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Alfonso Serrano Pérez-Grovas, F. Peter Schloerb, David Hughes, and Min Yun "The Large Millimeter Telescope", Proc. SPIE 6267, Ground-based and Airborne Telescopes, 626701 (27 June 2006); https://doi.org/10.1117/12.672584
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