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30 January 2003 Progress on the California Extremely Large Telescope (CELT)
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The California Extremely Large Telescope (CELT) is a joint project of the University of California and the California Institute of Technology to build and operate a 30-meter diameter telescope for research in astronomy at visible and infrared wavelengths. The current optical design calls for a primary, secondary, and tertiary mirror with Ritchey-Chretién foci at two Nasmyth platforms. The primary mirror is a mosaic of 1080 actively stabilized hexagonal segments. This paper summarizes the recent progress on the conceptual design of this telescope.
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Jerry E. Nelson "Progress on the California Extremely Large Telescope (CELT)", Proc. SPIE 4840, Future Giant Telescopes, (30 January 2003);


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