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Lgsf top end design
December 6th, 2023

The diagram showcases key components such as the LGSF Top End Support Structure, the asterism generator, the K mirror, the collimator, the Laser Launch Telescope, and the aircraft detection system.

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December 6th, 2023

Nearly 30 engineers and scientists attended the review in person at the Pasadena project office or remotely. The international review panel included experts from ESO, Durham University, NRC, and TIO.

Tmt lgsf laser system
December 6th, 2023

The TMT LGSF Laser System configuration includes eight laser units and the Laser Cooling System mounted on the laser platform. Each of the laser units is composed of a Laser Head and a Laser Electronic cabinet.

November 16th, 2023

TMT M2SSP Conceptual Design. The secondary mirror will be mounted in a steel mirror cell that contains the axial and lateral supports for the mirror.

Kick off meeting at amos
November 14th, 2023

TMT Secondary Mirror Support System and Positioner (M2SSP) Kickoff Meeting at AMOS, on 24 and 25 October 2023 held on site at M2SSP supplier AMOS offices in Belgium. The meeting participants, including representatives from TIO Optics, Systems Engineering, Structure, and Controls groups, conducted a thorough review of the M2SSP requirements with AMOS.

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November 13th, 2023

TMT participated in the U.S. Extremely Large Telescope Program exhibit at the 2023 NSBP (National Society of Black Physicists) annual conference in Knoxville, Tennessee on 9–12 November 2023.

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November 6th, 2023

TIO joined US-ELTP partners NOIRLab and the Giant Magellan Telescope to participate in SHPE. SHPE is the nation's largest association dedicated to fostering Hispanic leadership in STEM fields.

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November 6th, 2023

Staff from TMT International Observatory, the Giant Magellan Telescope, and NOIRLab attended the SHPE (Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers) conference that is the country’s largest annual gathering of Hispanic STEM students and professionals.

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November 2nd, 2023

TMT partnered with NOIRLab and the Giant Magellan Telescope to participate in the U.S. Extremely Large Telescope Program exhibit at the 2023 SACNAS (Society for Advancement of Chicanos and Native Americans in Science) Conference in October 2023.

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October 20th, 2023

View of the TMT Adaptive Optics and telescope optics Alignment and Phasing Systems and the MODHIS Front End Instrument. The blue box structure is the Adaptive Optics System enclosure. The beam is steered into the system by the tertiary mirror (out view off the lower right) through the circular entrance on the white Science Calibration Unit. The Adaptive Optics System corrects for the distorting effects of the Earth’s atmosphere and delivers a diffraction limited beam to the instruments mounted to it. On top of the Adaptive Optics enclosure is the hexagonal shaped MODHIS Front End Instrument where light from exoplanets, stars and any other being studied is fed into optical fibers. The Alignment and Phasing System (APS) is the charcoal structure alongside the Adaptive Optics System. APS will measure the position and shape of all of optical elements in the telescope, the secondary and tertiary mirrors and all 492 segments in the primary mirror, and generate the corrections needed to be applied by the Telescope Control System to perfectly align all of the optics. In this view, the telescope tube is oriented straight up toward the zenith

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October 19th, 2023

Rendering of the completed Thirty Meter Telescope after sunset.

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October 3rd, 2023

Saeko Hayashi (TMT/NAOJ) and Takashi Nakamoto (TMT/NAOJ) described the design of the M1 segment, its support structure, and associated control systems.

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