National Large Solar Telescope

Dome

The bows A, B, C, D, E and F are moved only one at a time. With this concept, the power required to resist wind velocity comes down drastically since the projected surface area at any time during bow movement will be restricted to projection of only one sector. Each bow at the beginning and closing end makes an angle of 25 degrees and the remaining 4 sectors make an angle of 45 degrees each.

Figure 9 Concept for Dome.