27 July 2016 GMT site, enclosure, and facilities design and development overview and update
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The Giant Magellan Telescope (GMT) will have a 25.4-meter diameter effective aperture, and is one the three currently planned next generation extremely large telescopes (ELTs). The GMT will be located at the summit of Cerro Campanas at the Las Campanas Observatory (LCO) in Chile, one the world’s best observing sites. This paper provides an overview of the site master plan comprising site infrastructure, enclosure, and facilities, and outlines the analysis of alternative trade studies that will lead to the final design. Also presented is an update of the site infrastructure development and preconstruction activities currently underway that will be completed prior to the beginning of enclosure construction near the end of 2016.
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Jose Teran, Jose Teran, William S. Burgett, William S. Burgett, Eric Grigel, Eric Grigel, Bruce C. Bigelow, Bruce C. Bigelow, Eduardo Donoso, Eduardo Donoso, Francisco Figueroa, Francisco Figueroa, } "GMT site, enclosure, and facilities design and development overview and update", Proc. SPIE 9906, Ground-based and Airborne Telescopes VI, 990610 (27 July 2016); doi: 10.1117/12.2232573; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2232573
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