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8 October 2004 The large Atacama submillimeter telescope
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Cornell and Caltech are undertaking a two year conceptual design study for a 25-m class sub-mm telescope. The nominal location for this facility will be the high Atacama Desert of Northern Chile. The baseline design is a segmented mirror telescope optimized for operation at wavelengths longer than 200 microns to take advantage of a low precipitable water vapor at the site. We discuss science drivers and their implications for telescope design and technical requirements, and planned technical study areas.
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Terry Herter, Robert Brown, Riccardo Giovanelli, Gordon J. Stacey, Jonas Zmuidzinas, David P. Woody, Sunil Golwala, and Andrew Blain "The large Atacama submillimeter telescope", Proc. SPIE 5498, Millimeter and Submillimeter Detectors for Astronomy II, (8 October 2004);


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