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Discovery Channel Telescope – Technical Information

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Ritchey-Chretien Mount Configurations

Below are various conceptual models of the DCT in the f/6.1 RC configuration. With the secondary mirror top end installed, the telescope will deliver light to scientific instruments at the Cassegrain and Nasmyth focal stations. All graphics courtesy of VertexRSI, 2006.

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Prime focus configuration images

Ritchey-Chretien configuration images

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FIRST LIGHT INSTRUMENTS

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Environment in the dome

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