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Title: 3.6-m Devasthal Optical Telescope Project: Completion and first results
Authors: Kumar, Brijesh
Omar, A
Maheswar, G
Pandey, A. K
Sagar, R
Uddin, W
Sanwal, B. B
Bangia, T
Kumar, T. S
Yadav, S
Sahu, S
Pant, J
Reddy, B. K
Gupta, A. C
Chand, H
Pandey, J. C
Joshi, M. K
Jaiswar, M
Nanjappa, N
Yadav, R. K. S
Sharma, S
Pandey, S. B
Joshi, S
Joshi, Y. C
Lata, S
Mehdi, B. J
Misra, K
Singh, M
Keywords: Astronomy;Astrophysics;Instrumentation;Observatories;Visible
Issue Date: Apr-2018
Publisher: Bulletin de la Societe Royale des Sciences de Liege
Citation: Bulletin de la Societe Royale des Sciences de Liege, Vol. 87, pp. 29-41
Abstract: We present an update on the 3.6-m aperture optical telescope, which has been installed at Devasthal in the year 2016. In this paper, a brief overview of installation activities at site and first results are presented. The 3.6-m Devasthal Optical Telescope project was initiated in 2007 by the Aryabhatta Research Institute of Observational Sciences (ARIES; Nainital, India) in partnership with Belgium. The telescope has Ritchey-Chretien optics, an alt-azimuth mount, an active control of the primary and a corrected science field of view of 30' at the Cassegrain focus. The construction of the telescope enclosure building was completed in June 2014 and after successful installation of the telescope. The first engineering light was obtained on 22 March 2015. The on-sky performance of the telescope was carried out till February 2016.
Description: Open Access
ISSN: 0037-9565
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