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Paper: The Discovery Channel Telescope: A Wide-field Telescope in Northern Arizona
Volume: 338, Astrometry in the Age of the Next Generation of Large Telescopes
Page: 71
Authors: Dunham, E.W.; Millis, R.L.; Smith, B.; Sebring, T.A.
Abstract: The Discovery Channel Telescope (DCT) is a 4.2-meter clear aperture telescope that is currently in its design phase. It features a prime focus camera with a 2° field of view and a standard Ritchey-Chrétien focus for infrared imaging and optical and infrared spectroscopy. The prime focus will be occupied by a mosaic camera containing 40 2Kx4K CCDs. The camera will incorporate guiding and wavefront sensing functions. The DCT will be located at a site southeast of Flagstaff, Arizona that exhibits 0.6″FWHM first quartile seeing. Lowell Observatory and Discovery Communications, Inc. are the partners currently developing the telescope.
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