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22 July 2014 Design of enclosure and support facilities for the University of Tokyo Atacama Observatory 6.5-m Telescope
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A basic design of enclosure and support facilities for the University of Tokyo Atacama observatory (TAO) 6.5-m telescope is described in this paper. The enclosure facility has a carousel shape with an open-space near the ground surface. The upper carousel rotates independently of the telescope. Horizontally opened slit doors, a dozen ventilation windows, wind and moon shields, and an overhead bridge-crane are equipped. For safety reasons, most of maintenance walkways are placed inside of the enclosure facility. An observation floor of the enclosure facility is connected to the support facility via a bridge for maintenance of observation instruments and a primary mirror of the telescope. Air inside of the enclosure and support facilities is exhausted to an underground tunnel.
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S. Sako, Y. Yoshii, M. Doi, K. Kohno, T. Miyata, K. Motohara, K. Kawara, M. Tanaka, Takeo Minezaki, T. Morokuma, Y. Tamura, T. Tanabe, H. Takahashi, M. Konishi, Takafumi Kamizuka, S. Koshida, Natsuko Kato, T. Aoki, T. Soyano, K. Tarusawa, T. Handa, L. Bronfman, M. T. Ruiz, M. Hamuy, and R. Mendez "Design of enclosure and support facilities for the University of Tokyo Atacama Observatory 6.5-m Telescope", Proc. SPIE 9145, Ground-based and Airborne Telescopes V, 91454P (22 July 2014); https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2056944
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