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Toward NGST
Author(s): James Roger P. Angel; James H. Burge; Neville J. Woolf
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Paper Abstract

A telescope to follow the HST does not necessarily have to be a lot bigger to make a dramatic advance in the observing capability. Provided it is cooled to allow exploration the 2-4 micrometers window of very dark sky background, and has several times the 0.85 m aperture of SIRTF, it would have already unique capability to resolve and study the crowded fields of the most strongly red-shifted, distant galaxies. Such a telescope could test many of the advanced technologies needed for the mirror elements in future deployed telescope or interferometers of very large size.

Paper Details

Date Published: 28 August 1998
PDF: 2 pages
Proc. SPIE 3356, Space Telescopes and Instruments V, (28 August 1998); doi: 10.1117/12.324487
Show Author Affiliations
James Roger P. Angel, Steward Observatory/Univ. of Arizona (United States)
James H. Burge, Optical Sciences Ctr./Univ. of Arizona (United States)
Neville J. Woolf, Steward Observatory/Univ. of Arizona (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3356:
Space Telescopes and Instruments V
Pierre Y. Bely; James B. Breckinridge, Editor(s)

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