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Discovery Channel Telescope – Technical Information

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Prime Focus Mount Configurations

Below are various conceptual models of the DCT in the f/2.3 prime focus configuration. With a wide-field camera top end installed, the telescope will be able to take images with a 2-degree field of view. Construction of the prime focus camera has been deferred at least until the telescope is fully operational at its RC focus. All graphics courtesy of VertexRSI, 2006.

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Prime focus configuration images

Ritchey-Chretien configuration images

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