Accession Number:

ADA421038

Title:

The SOAR Telescope Project Southern Observatory for Astronomical Research (SOAR)

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. 22 Dec 1997-21 Dec 2002

Corporate Author:

NORTH CAROLINA UNIV AT CHAPEL HILL DEPTOF PHYSICS AND ASTRONOMY

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2003-03-21

Pagination or Media Count:

29.0

Abstract:

This document is the final report on progress in constructing the SOAR telescope. SOAR has been built with partial support from an AFRL grant F29601-98-l-0032 to the University of North Carolina. This report is intended to provide the Air Force Research Laboratory AFRL with both an overview of the work done in the past 12 months from March 2002 through March 2003 and an overall summary of the status of the telescope and facility at the completion of the grant. SOAR is a 4.2-meter aperture telescope employing state-of-the-art technologies to deliver high-resolution images, which are limited only by the excellent seeing conditions of its site on Cerro Pachon in northern Chile. It is designed to operate from the near-ultraviolet through the

Subject Categories:

  • Optical Detection and Detectors

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE