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Brijesh Kumar, Amitesh Omar, Maheswar Gopinathan, Anil Kumar Pandey, Ram Sagar, Wahab Uddin, Basant Ballabh Sanwal, Tarun Bangia, Tripurari Satyanarayana Kumar, Shobhit Yadav, Sanjit Sahu, Jayshreekar Pant, Bheemireddy Krishna Reddy, Alok Chandra Gupta, Hum Chand, Jeewan Chandra Pandey, Mohit Kumar Joshi, Mukeshkumar Jaiswar, Nandish Nanjappa, Purushottam, Rama Kant Singh Yadav, Saurabh Sharma, Shashi Bhushan Pandey, Santosh Joshi, Yogesh Chandra Joshi, Sneh Lata, Biman Jyoti Medhi, Kuntal Misra & Mahendra Singh

3.6-m Devasthal Optical Telescope Project: Completion and first results

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Mots-clés : astronomie, astrophysique, instrumentation, observatoires, visible

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We present an update on the 3.6-m aperture optical telescope, which has been installed at Devasthal in the year 2016. In this paper, a brief overview of installation activities at site and first results are presented. The 3.6-m Devasthal Optical Telescope project was initiated in 2007 by the Aryabhatta Research Institute of Observational Sciences (ARIES; Nainital, India) in partnership with Belgium. The telescope has Ritchey-Chretien optics, an alt-azimuth mount, an active control of the primary and a corrected science field of view of 30' at the Cassegrain focus. The construction of the telescope enclosure building was completed in June 2014 and after successful installation of the telescope. The first engineering light was obtained on 22 March 2015. The on-sky performance of the telescope was carried out till February 2016.

Keywords : astronomy, astrophysics, instrumentation, observatories, visible

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Brijesh Kumar, Amitesh Omar, Maheswar Gopinathan, Anil Kumar Pandey, Ram Sagar, Wahab Uddin, Basant Ballabh Sanwal, Tarun Bangia, Tripurari Satyanarayana Kumar, Shobhit Yadav, Sanjit Sahu, Jayshreekar Pant, Bheemireddy Krishna Reddy, Alok Chandra Gupta, Hum Chand, Jeewan Chandra Pandey, Mohit Kumar Joshi, Mukeshkumar Jaiswar, Nandish Nanjappa, Purushottam, Rama Kant Singh Yadav, Saurabh Sharma, Shashi Bhushan Pandey, Santosh Joshi, Yogesh Chandra Joshi, Sneh Lata, Biman Jyoti Medhi, Kuntal Misra & Mahendra Singh, «3.6-m Devasthal Optical Telescope Project: Completion and first results», Bulletin de la Société Royale des Sciences de Liège [En ligne], Volume 87 - Année 2018, Actes de colloques, First Belgo-Indian Network for Astronomy & Astrophysics (BINA) workshop - November 2016 - Nainital, India, 29 - 41 URL : https://popups.uliege.be:443/0037-9565/index.php?id=7454.

About: Brijesh Kumar

Aryabhatta Research Institute of Observational Sciences, Manora Peak, Nainital-263001, India, brij@aries.res.in

About: Amitesh Omar

Aryabhatta Research Institute of Observational Sciences, Manora Peak, Nainital-263001, India

About: Maheswar Gopinathan

Aryabhatta Research Institute of Observational Sciences, Manora Peak, Nainital-263001, India, and Indian Institute of Astrophysics, Sarajapur Road, Koramangala, Bangalore 560 034, India

About: Anil Kumar Pandey

Indian Institute of Astrophysics, Sarajapur Road, Koramangala, Bangalore 560 034, India

About: Ram Sagar

Aryabhatta Research Institute of Observational Sciences, Manora Peak, Nainital-263001, India and Indian Institute of Astrophysics, Sarajapur Road, Koramangala, Bangalore 560 034, India

About: Wahab Uddin

Aryabhatta Research Institute of Observational Sciences, Manora Peak, Nainital-263001, India

About: Basant Ballabh Sanwal

Aryabhatta Research Institute of Observational Sciences, Manora Peak, Nainital-263001, India

About: Tarun Bangia

Aryabhatta Research Institute of Observational Sciences, Manora Peak, Nainital-263001, India

About: Tripurari Satyanarayana Kumar

Aryabhatta Research Institute of Observational Sciences, Manora Peak, Nainital-263001, India

About: Shobhit Yadav

Aryabhatta Research Institute of Observational Sciences, Manora Peak, Nainital-263001, India

About: Sanjit Sahu

Aryabhatta Research Institute of Observational Sciences, Manora Peak, Nainital-263001, India

About: Jayshreekar Pant

Aryabhatta Research Institute of Observational Sciences, Manora Peak, Nainital-263001, India

About: Bheemireddy Krishna Reddy

Aryabhatta Research Institute of Observational Sciences, Manora Peak, Nainital-263001, India

About: Alok Chandra Gupta

Aryabhatta Research Institute of Observational Sciences, Manora Peak, Nainital-263001, India

About: Hum Chand

Aryabhatta Research Institute of Observational Sciences, Manora Peak, Nainital-263001, India

About: Jeewan Chandra Pandey

Aryabhatta Research Institute of Observational Sciences, Manora Peak, Nainital-263001, India

About: Mohit Kumar Joshi

Aryabhatta Research Institute of Observational Sciences, Manora Peak, Nainital-263001, India

About: Mukeshkumar Jaiswar

Aryabhatta Research Institute of Observational Sciences, Manora Peak, Nainital-263001, India

About: Nandish Nanjappa

Aryabhatta Research Institute of Observational Sciences, Manora Peak, Nainital-263001, India

About:  Purushottam

Aryabhatta Research Institute of Observational Sciences, Manora Peak, Nainital-263001, India

About: Rama Kant Singh Yadav

Aryabhatta Research Institute of Observational Sciences, Manora Peak, Nainital-263001, India

About: Saurabh Sharma

Aryabhatta Research Institute of Observational Sciences, Manora Peak, Nainital-263001, India

About: Shashi Bhushan Pandey

Aryabhatta Research Institute of Observational Sciences, Manora Peak, Nainital-263001, India

About: Santosh Joshi

Aryabhatta Research Institute of Observational Sciences, Manora Peak, Nainital-263001, India

About: Yogesh Chandra Joshi

Aryabhatta Research Institute of Observational Sciences, Manora Peak, Nainital-263001, India

About: Sneh Lata

Aryabhatta Research Institute of Observational Sciences, Manora Peak, Nainital-263001, India

About: Biman Jyoti Medhi

Aryabhatta Research Institute of Observational Sciences, Manora Peak, Nainital-263001, India

About: Kuntal Misra

Aryabhatta Research Institute of Observational Sciences, Manora Peak, Nainital-263001, India

About: Mahendra Singh

Aryabhatta Research Institute of Observational Sciences, Manora Peak, Nainital-263001, India