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Thomas A. Sebring

Tracker
Unlike any other optical telescope of its size, the HET will combine focusing and tracking of astronomical objects into a single system. Developed by Orbital Sciences Corporation in Tempe, Arizona, the tracker will be installed 13 meters above the primary mirror, and will serve as eyepiece of the telescope, routing collected light through fiber optic feeds to various spectrographic and other instruments.



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23 January 2010
Astronomy Program · The University of Texas at Austin · Austin, Texas 78712
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