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The working progress of 1m rich-field telescope in Urumqi Observatory (UO)
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1m rich-field telescope of Urumqi Observatory made a contract with Germany APM-Telescopes Company by means of international competitive bidding in May 2009.

The demonstration meeting about the preliminary design of infrastructure and observed terminal of the 1m rich-field telescope was held in UO from Jan. 22nd to Jan. 23rd, 2010. After listening to relevant reports, the experts discussed telescope architecture design details and long-term planning, then put forward reasonable suggestions. The meeting about development of 1m telescope’s control system and terminal system and the detailed design of the dome was held in Nanjing between Mar.9th and Mar.10th, 2010. The participants discussed the design proposal of 1m rich-field telescope in depth.

The project team members of National Astronomical Observatories (NAOC) and UO went to Germany to check and accept the telescope at Sep.14th, 2010. The components and accessories of the telescope were field tested, and then the certificates and technical parameters of outsourced equipments and accessories were audited. On the basis of project progress, project team put forward the working requirements in next step, and discussed with APM-telescopes Company about the shipping issue and import of the telescope. The telescope was assembled and adjusted by the end of September, meanwhile. Our project team had communicated with APM-Telescopes Company in time to learn the progress and the technical index of telescope. APM-Telescopes Company also informed the problems and solutions timely during regulation. Both sides had reached an agreement on making a perfect telescope.

APM-Telescopes Company informed project team that the assembly and debug of the telescope had been successfully completed and had operated as expected at Dec.17th, 2010. The testing reports and audiovisual materials of 1m rich-field telescope were sent to project team via E-mail. According to testing reports, the indexes met the requirements of contract well, and parts of index even exceed.

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