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Session 121 - Instrumentation: Status and Plans.
Oral session, Thursday, January 18
La Condesa, Hilton

[121.03] The Hobby-Eberly Telescope: A Progress Report

T. A. Sebring, M. T. Adams (McDonald Obs., Univ. of Texas at Austin), L. W. Ramsey (Penn State Univ.)

The Hobby-Eberly Telescope (HET) Project has made substantial progress in design and construction of an 11-meter primary, 9-meter pupil, optical Arecibo-type telescope. Construction of the facility will be complete by early 1996 and will be followed by systems integration leading to engineering first light in the third quarter of 1996. The telescope structure and primary mirror truss are already in place and the telescope azimuth rotation system has been tested. The first dozen of the 91 identical mirror segments are complete.

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