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27 June 2006 Discovery Channel Telescope: progress and status
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The Discovery Channel Telescope (DCT) is a 4.2-m telescope being built at a new site near Happy Jack, in northern Arizona. The DCT features a 2-degree-diameter field of view at prime focus and a Ritchey-Chretien (RC) configuration with Cassegrain and Nasmyth focus capability for optical/IR imaging and spectroscopy. Formal groundbreaking at the Happy Jack site for the DCT occurred on 12 July 2005, with construction of major facility elements underway.
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B. W. Smith, T. A. Bida, R. L. Millis, E. W. Dunham, O. M. Wiecha, and H. K. Marshall "Discovery Channel Telescope: progress and status", Proc. SPIE 6267, Ground-based and Airborne Telescopes, 626705 (27 June 2006); https://doi.org/10.1117/12.672500
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