10 July 2008 Advanced Technology Solar Telescope: a progress report
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The four-meter Advanced Technology Solar Telescope (ATST) will be the most powerful solar telescope and the world's leading resource for studying solar magnetism that controls the solar wind, flares, coronal mass ejections and variability in the Sun's output. Development of a four-meter solar telescope presents many technical challenges (e.g., thermal control of the enclosure, telescope structure and optics). We give a status report of the ATST project (e.g., system design reviews, PDR, Haleakalä site environmental impact statement progress) and summarize the design of the major subsystems, including the telescope mount assembly, enclosure, mirror assemblies, wavefront correction, and instrumentation.
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J. Wagner, J. Wagner, T. R. Rimmele, T. R. Rimmele, S. Keil, S. Keil, R. Hubbard, R. Hubbard, E. Hansen, E. Hansen, L. Phelps, L. Phelps, M. Warner, M. Warner, B. Goodrich, B. Goodrich, K. Richards, K. Richards, S. Hegwer, S. Hegwer, R. Kneale, R. Kneale, J. Ditsler, J. Ditsler, } "Advanced Technology Solar Telescope: a progress report", Proc. SPIE 7012, Ground-based and Airborne Telescopes II, 70120I (10 July 2008); doi: 10.1117/12.789436; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.789436


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