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SELECTING, SCHEDULING AND CARRYING OUT OBSERVING PROGRAMMES AT CFHT

  • CHRISTIAN VEILLET
Part of the ASTROPHYSICS AND SPACE SCIENCE LIBRARY book series (ASSL, volume 343)

Abstract

From paper proposals and photographic plate observations of the early days to today’s submission, CFHT (Canada-France-Hawaii Telescope) went through many changes. However, a few basic features of the observatory did not change over the years, reflecting the very nature of an international collaboration deeply rooted in the concept of equal role and responsibilities of its two main partners, Canada and France. Nevertheless, the overall role of the observatory strongly evolved over the past years, as demonstrated by a more business-like management emphasizing the services rendered by the observatory to its customers, a move made possible by the Queues Service Observing mode. Together with a careful selection of its new generation of instruments, it allows the observatory to play a significant role in astronomy in spite of the relatively small size of its telescope.

Keywords

Main Partner Dark Time Calibration Frame Paper Proposal Joint Proposal 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • CHRISTIAN VEILLET
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  1. 1.Canada-France-Hawaii TelescopeU.S.A.

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