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Opto-mechanical design of the Antarctic Telescope ICE-T
Author(s): Klaus G. Strassmeier; Igor DiVarano; Manfred Woche; Hans J. Kaercher; Peter Eisenträger
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Paper Abstract

The International Concordia Explorer Telescope (ICE-T) is two 60cm wide-field robotic Schmidt telescopes optimized for high-precision CCD photometry in two separate bandpasses. The project is under final design by an international consortium led by the Astrophysical Institute Potsdam, Germany, and was foreseen to be placed at the French-Italian Concordia Station on Dome C in Antarctica. Its core scientific objective would be to detect and investigate the combined effects of extra-solar planets, stellar magnetic activity and non-radial pulsations on the structure and evolution of stars. We present the optical, the mechanical, and the electronic design of the telescope and lay out the operational constraints for its search for extrasolar planets and magnetic stellar activity.

Paper Details

Date Published: 6 August 2010
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 7733, Ground-based and Airborne Telescopes III, 77334U (6 August 2010); doi: 10.1117/12.856246
Show Author Affiliations
Klaus G. Strassmeier, Astrophysikalisches Institut Potsdam (Germany)
Igor DiVarano, Astrophysikalisches Institut Potsdam (Germany)
Manfred Woche, Astrophysikalisches Institut Potsdam (Germany)
Hans J. Kaercher, MT Mechatronics GmbH (Germany)
Peter Eisenträger, MT Mechatronics GmbH (Germany)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7733:
Ground-based and Airborne Telescopes III
Larry M. Stepp; Roberto Gilmozzi; Helen J. Hall, Editor(s)

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