Columbus Project telescope

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Abstract

The design for the Columbus binocular telescope has been completed and the project is now proceeding to the construction phase. The two 8 meter f/1.2 borosilicate honeycomb mirrors will give an effective collecting area of 11.3 m and a baseline of 22 m for interferometry. The optics are supported on an exceedingly compact and rigid 'C-ring' mount with a lowest eigen frequency of around 10 Hz. The system will be housed in a corotating enclosure and will be located on Mt. Graham in southeastern Arizona. Instrumentation priorities have been established for the telescope and conceptual designs are now under development. The Columbus Project is a collaboration between the Osservatorio Astrofisico di Arcetri, Italy, the Ohio State University and the University of Arizona.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
EditorsLawrence D. Barr
PublisherPubl by Int Soc for Optical Engineering
Pages71-84
Number of pages14
Volume1236 pt 1
ISBN (Print)081940280X
StatePublished - 1990
EventAdvanced Technology Optical Telescopes IV - Tuscon, AZ, USA
Duration: Feb 12 1990Feb 16 1990

Other

OtherAdvanced Technology Optical Telescopes IV
CityTuscon, AZ, USA
Period2/12/902/16/90

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Telescopes
honeycomb mirrors
telescopes
Binoculars
enclosure
Conceptual design
Enclosures
Interferometry
Italy
Optics
interferometry
optics
low frequencies
rings

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Condensed Matter Physics

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Strittmatter, P. A. (1990). Columbus Project telescope. In L. D. Barr (Ed.), Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering (Vol. 1236 pt 1, pp. 71-84). Publ by Int Soc for Optical Engineering.

Columbus Project telescope. / Strittmatter, Peter A.

Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering. ed. / Lawrence D. Barr. Vol. 1236 pt 1 Publ by Int Soc for Optical Engineering, 1990. p. 71-84.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Strittmatter, PA 1990, Columbus Project telescope. in LD Barr (ed.), Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering. vol. 1236 pt 1, Publ by Int Soc for Optical Engineering, pp. 71-84, Advanced Technology Optical Telescopes IV, Tuscon, AZ, USA, 2/12/90.
Strittmatter PA. Columbus Project telescope. In Barr LD, editor, Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering. Vol. 1236 pt 1. Publ by Int Soc for Optical Engineering. 1990. p. 71-84
Strittmatter, Peter A. / Columbus Project telescope. Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering. editor / Lawrence D. Barr. Vol. 1236 pt 1 Publ by Int Soc for Optical Engineering, 1990. pp. 71-84
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