22 July 2014 GMT site: facilities and enclosure design overview
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The Giant Magellan Telescope (GMT), one of several next generation Extremely Large Telescopes (ELTs), is a 25.4 meter diameter altitude over azimuth design set to be built at the summit of Cerro Campanas at the Las Campanas Observatory in Chile. This paper provides an update and overview of the ongoing efforts for the GMT site, infrastructure, facilities and enclosure design. The paper provides insight of the proposed systems, trade studies and approach resulting in the current design solution.
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Jose Teran, Jose Teran, Michael Sheehan, Michael Sheehan, Daniel H. Neff, Daniel H. Neff, Eric Grigel, Eric Grigel, David Adriaanse, David Adriaanse, Arash Farahani, Arash Farahani, } "GMT site: facilities and enclosure design overview", Proc. SPIE 9145, Ground-based and Airborne Telescopes V, 91452K (22 July 2014); doi: 10.1117/12.2054326; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2054326


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