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The Cornell Caltech Atacama Telescope status and technical progress

Sebring, Thomas A. and Radford, Simon and Giovanelli, Riccardo and Glenn, Jason and Woody, David (2008) The Cornell Caltech Atacama Telescope status and technical progress. In: Ground-based and Airborne Telescopes II. Proceedings of SPIE. No.7012. Society of Photo-optical Instrumentation Engineers (SPIE) , Bellingham, WA, Art. No. 70121H. ISBN 9780819472229.

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Five partners have currently joined a Consortium to develop the Cornell Caltech Atacama Telescope (CCAT.) Included are Cornell University, the California Institute of Technology (Caltech), the University of Colorado at Boulder, the United Kingdom as represented by the Astronomy Technology Centre (ATC), and Canada as represented by the Universities of British Columbia and Waterloo. This consortium has continued work toward the design of the telescope and instrumentation, pursued fund raising, and further developed the science case for CCAT. An Engineering Design Phase is being planned for 2009-2011 with construction planned to begin shortly thereafter. CCAT continues as a wide field (20 arc min) FOV telescope operating from a shortest wavelength of 200µ. Testing has continued near the summit of Cerro Chajnantor in the Atacama Region of Chile above 5600 meters altitude and data indicates significantly lower water vapor in the seeing column than measured at the ALMA site on the plateau below. Work over the past two years has included research on manufacturing methods for optical segments, extensive study of mirror alignment sensing and control techniques, additional concepts for major structures, and further development of instrumentation.

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Official Citation:Thomas A. Sebring, Simon Radford, Riccardo Giovanelli, Jason Glenn, David Woody, "The Cornell Caltech Atacama Telescope status and technical progress," Proc. SPIE 7012, Ground-based and Airborne Telescopes II, 70121H (10 July 2008)
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