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PILOT the Pathfinder for an International Large Optical Telescope

Storey, J. W. V. et al., 2007, EAS Publications Series, 25, 255 | View on ADS (2007EAS....25..255S) | Access via DOI

Abstract

PILOT is proposed as a partnership between Australia and Europe to develop a 2.4 m optical/infrared telescope for Dome C, Antarctica. Funding for a detailed designed study is being sought from Australian sources, with a view to commencing construction in early 2008. The current “strawman” design is for an f/10 dual Nasmyth configuration with provision for both a silicon carbide fast tip-tilt secondary mirror for the thermal infrared, and an adaptive secondary mirror to achieve diffraction-limited imaging at wavelengths as short as V-band.

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