11 July 2006 Progress in the ULTRA 1-m ground-based telescope
Author Affiliations +
Abstract
We present the technical status of the Ultra Lightweight Telescope for Research in Astronomy (ULTRA) program. The program is a 3-year Major Research Instrumentation (MRI) program funded by NSF. The MRI is a collaborative effort involving Composite Mirror Applications, Inc. (CMA), University of Kansas, San Diego State University and Dartmouth College. Objectives are to demonstrate the feasibility of carbon fiber reinforced plastic (CFRP) composite mirror technology for ground-based optical telescopes. CMA is spearheading the development of surface replication techniques to produce the optics, fabricating the 1m glass mandrel, and constructing the optical tube assembly (OTA). Presented will be an overview and status of the 1-m mandrel fabrication, optics development, telescope design and CFRP telescope fabrication by CMA for the ULTRA Telescope.
© (2006) COPYRIGHT Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers (SPIE). Downloading of the abstract is permitted for personal use only.
Robert C. Romeo, Robert C. Romeo, Robert N. Martin, Robert N. Martin, Bruce Twarog, Bruce Twarog, Barbara Anthony-Twarog, Barbara Anthony-Twarog, Ray Taghavi, Ray Taghavi, Rick Hale, Rick Hale, Paul Etzel, Paul Etzel, Rob Fesen, Rob Fesen, Steve Shawl, Steve Shawl, } "Progress in the ULTRA 1-m ground-based telescope", Proc. SPIE 6267, Ground-based and Airborne Telescopes, 62670D (11 July 2006); doi: 10.1117/12.672132; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.672132
PROCEEDINGS
7 PAGES


SHARE
RELATED CONTENT

Introduction of Chinese Antarctic optical telescopes
Proceedings of SPIE (July 05 2018)
The 3,6 m Indo Belgian Devasthal Optical Telescope assembly,...
Proceedings of SPIE (September 16 2012)
3.5-m mirror project at NOAO
Proceedings of SPIE (June 30 1990)
Large Optical Generator
Proceedings of SPIE (December 08 1983)

Back to Top