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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, Michael Sheehan, Daniel H. Neff, Eric Grigel, David Adriaanse, and Arash Farahani "GMT site: facilities and enclosure design overview", Proc. SPIE 9145, Ground-based and Airborne Telescopes V, 91452K (22 July 2014);


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