22 July 2014 The progress of Chinese Giant Solar Telescope
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Chinese Giant Solar Telescope (CGST) is the next generation ground-based solar telescope which was formally listed into the National Plans of Major Science and Technology Infrastructures. We have got series progresses of CGST in the recent years, from site testing to detailed designs. CGST is currently designed to be an 8m Ring Solar Telescope (RST). As an 8-meter solar telescope, the designing of CGST still faces some serious problems, although the ring structure is propitious to the thermo controlling and the high precision magnetic field measuring. The active control and the optical system of CGST are introduced. Then, simulations and the key calculations of the telescope, including the polarization analysis and the thermo calculation result are displayed. The present site testing methods and some results are introduced too. Finally, as the comparison in science and technology, the Chinese space solar telescope plans, such as the Deep Space Solar Observatory (DSO) and its progress are simply introduced.
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Zhong Liu, Zhong Liu, Zhenyu Jin, Zhenyu Jin, Shu Yuan, Shu Yuan, Jun Lin, Jun Lin, Yuanyong Deng, Yuanyong Deng, Haisheng Ji, Haisheng Ji, Yihua Yan, Yihua Yan, } "The progress of Chinese Giant Solar Telescope", Proc. SPIE 9145, Ground-based and Airborne Telescopes V, 914526 (22 July 2014); doi: 10.1117/12.2055382; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2055382
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