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The instrument development and selection process for the Giant Magellan Telescope

Jacoby, George H; Bouchez, A; Colless, Matthew; DePoy, Darren; Fabricant, Dan; Hinz, Philip; Jaffe, Daniel T; Johns, Matt; McCarthy, Patrick; McGregor, Peter; Shectman, Stephen; Szentgyorgyi, Andrew

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The Giant Magellan Telescope (GMT) is a 25.4-m optical/infrared telescope constructed from seven 8.4-m primary mirror segments. The collecting area is equivalent to a 21.6-m filled aperture. The instrument development program was formalized about two years ago with the initiation of 14-month conceptual design studies for six candidate instruments. These studies were completed at the end of 2011 with a design review for each. In addition, a feasibility study was performed for a fiber-feed...[Show more]

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Date published: 2012
Type: Conference paper
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/71423
Source: Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
DOI: 10.1117/12.925402

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