Stellar astrophysics on the Hobby-Eberly telescope

Lawrence W. Ramsey

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Abstract

We briefly describe the Hobby-Eberly Telescope (HET) and its present status and give several examples of successful stellar astrophysics programs. The HET was primarily driven by a science mission of conducting spectroscopic surveys. In addition the HET's unique design derives from considering that telescopes are largely used for exposure times of an hour or less at moderate zenith distances and modest image quality that is based on median site seeing which is consistent with a survey mission. We present results from planet searches, large radial velocity surveys, and Sloan Digital Sky Survey follow up programs in this context. The queue-scheduled nature of the HET makes it especially effective at synoptic programs that require a large aperture.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationStellar Astrophysics with the World's Largest Telescopes - First International Workshop on Stellar Astrophysics with the World's Largest Telescopes
Pages3-12
Number of pages10
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2005
Event1st International Workshop on Stellar Astrophysics with the World's Largest Telescopes - Torun, Poland
Duration: Sep 7 2004Sep 10 2004

Publication series

NameAIP Conference Proceedings
Volume752
ISSN (Print)0094-243X
ISSN (Electronic)1551-7616

Other

Other1st International Workshop on Stellar Astrophysics with the World's Largest Telescopes
CountryPoland
CityTorun
Period9/7/049/10/04

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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    Ramsey, L. W. (2005). Stellar astrophysics on the Hobby-Eberly telescope. In Stellar Astrophysics with the World's Largest Telescopes - First International Workshop on Stellar Astrophysics with the World's Largest Telescopes (pp. 3-12). (AIP Conference Proceedings; Vol. 752). https://doi.org/10.1063/1.1893326