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Optical instruments for JNLT


The plan for optical instruments for the Japanese National Large Telescope is described. Performance of the first-generation instruments is computed on the basis of tentative designs, and the capability of the telescope is demonstrated.

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Okamura, S. Optical instruments for JNLT. Astrophys Space Sci 160, 297–311 (1989).

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  • Optical Instrument
  • Tentative Design
  • Large Telescope