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Lear jet telescope systemThe telescope system was designed as a multi-user facility for observations of celestial objects at infrared wavelengths, where ground-based observations are difficult or impossible due to the effects of telluric atmospheric absorption. The telescope is mounted in a Lear jet model 24B which typically permits 70 min. of observing per flight at altitudes in excess of 45,000 ft (13 km). Telescope system installation is discussed, along with appropriate setup and adjustment procedures. Operation of the guidance system is also explained, and checklists are provided which pertain to the recommended safe operating and in-flight trouble-shooting procedures for the equipment.
Document ID
19750003734
Document Type
Technical Memorandum (TM)
Authors
Erickson, E. F. (NASA Ames Research Center Moffett Field, CA, United States)
Goorvitch, D. (NASA Ames Research Center Moffett Field, CA, United States)
Dix, M. G. (NASA Ames Research Center Moffett Field, CA, United States)
Hitchman, M. J. (NASA Ames Research Center Moffett Field, CA, United States)
Date Acquired
September 3, 2013
Publication Date
September 1, 1974
Subject Category
ASTRONOMY
Report/Patent Number
NASA-TM-X-62389
Funding Number(s)
PROJECT: RTOP 352-02-01-02
Distribution Limits
Public
Copyright
Work of the US Gov. Public Use Permitted.

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