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foundations
Thomas A. Sebring

Foundations
The foundations of the HET are rooted 24 feet below the ground in weathered tuff (the predominant rock on Mt. Fowlkes). The exterior enclosure and the telescope pier have separate foundations so that, although wind might shake the outer enclosure, the vibration cannot be transmitted to the telescope itself.



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13 May 2003
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