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1 July 1990 WIN 3.5-m telescope project
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The University of Wisconsin-Indiana University-National Optical Astronomy Observatories ('WIN') 3.5-m aperture telescope project's design concepts and development status are assessed. The WIN telescope employs a wide field of view in order to take advantage of recent advancements in multiobject fiber-optic spectroscopy. A novel support system is under development for the borosilicate honeycomb primary mirror blank which acts solely on the mirror's rear surface; mirror temperature will be actively controlled. The WIN telescope's control system will use a distributed, easily expanded and upgraded network of microprocessors connected to a master computer via serial bus.
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Matthew W. Johns and Catherine A. Pilachowski "WIN 3.5-m telescope project", Proc. SPIE 1236, Advanced Technology Optical Telescopes IV, (1 July 1990);


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