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27 July 2016 Telescopio San Pedro Mártir Observatory preliminary design and project approach
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The Instituto de Astronomia of the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM) along with Instituto Nacional de Astrofisica, Optica y Electronica, the University of Arizona and the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory are developing the Telescopio San Pedro Mártir (TSPM) project, a 6.5m diameter optical telescope. M3 Engineering and Technology Corp. (M3) is the design and construction management firm responsible for all site infrastructure, enclosure and support facilities. The Telescopio San Pedro Mártir project (TSPM) will be located within the San Pedro Mártir National Park in Baja California, Mexico at 2,830 m. above sea level, approximately 65 km. east of the Pacific Ocean, 55km west of the Sea of Cortes (Gulf of California) and 180km south of the United States and México border. The aim of the paper is to present the preliminary design of the site infrastructure, enclosure and support facilities to date and share the design and construction approach.
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Jose Teran, William H. Lee, Michael G. Richer, Beatriz S. Sánchez, David Urdaibay, Derek Hill, David Adriaanse, and Regina Hernandez-Limonchi "Telescopio San Pedro Mártir Observatory preliminary design and project approach", Proc. SPIE 9906, Ground-based and Airborne Telescopes VI, 99062D (27 July 2016); https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2230767
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