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The CCAT 25m diameter submillimeter-wave telescope

Woody, David and Padin, Steve and Chauvin, Eric and Clavel, Bruno and Cortes, German and Kissil, Andy and Lou, John and Rasmussen, Paul and Redding, David and Zolkower, Jeff (2012) The CCAT 25m diameter submillimeter-wave telescope. In: Ground-based and Airborne Telescopes IV. Proceedings of SPIE. No.8444. International Society for Optical Engineering , Bellingham, WA, Art. No. 84442M. ISBN 9780819491459.

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CCAT will be a 25 m diameter telescope operating in the 2 to 0.2 mm wavelength range. It will be located at an altitude of 5600 m on Cerro Chajnantor in Northern Chile. The telescope will be equipped with wide-field, multi-color cameras for surveys and multi-object spectrometers for spectroscopic follow up. Several innovations have been developed to meet the <0.5 arcsec pointing error and 10 µm surface error requirements while keeping within the modest budget appropriate for radio telescopes.

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Additional Information:© 2012 SPIE. This work was supported by the John B. and Nelly Kilroy Foundation.
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Subject Keywords:Telescopes, optics, telescope structures, telescope mounts, telescope surface control
Series Name:Proceedings of SPIE
Issue or Number:8444
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Official Citation:David Woody ; Steve Padin ; Eric Chauvin ; Bruno Clavel ; German Cortes ; Andy Kissil ; John Lou ; Paul Rasmussen ; David Redding ; Jeff Zolwoker; The CCAT 25m diameter submillimeter-wave telescope. Proc. SPIE 8444, Ground-based and Airborne Telescopes IV, 84442M (September 27, 2012); doi:10.1117/12.925229
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