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The Antarctica Wide-field High-resolution Infrared Telescope (WHITE)
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Paper Abstract

What is a good astronomical site? It must be cold, dry, stable, dark. There is one site on Earth that qualifies : Antarctica. To make the best use of these characteristics, we propose a Wide-field (0.5-degree in diameter) High-resolution (~0.3 arcsec using GLAO from the ice), IR (0.8-5 μm) 2.4-m TElescope (WHITE). WHITE will be dedicated to carrying out surveys: a deep extragalactic field over a few square degrees, a survey of the Magellanic Clouds. By adding one more year, WHITE would be able to add one kilo-degree survey.

Paper Details

Date Published: 10 July 2008
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 7012, Ground-based and Airborne Telescopes II, 70122C (10 July 2008); doi: 10.1117/12.789077
Show Author Affiliations
Denis Burgarella, Observatoire Astronomique Marseille Provence, Lab. d'Astrophysique de Marseille (France)
Brice Le Roux, Observatoire Astronomique Marseille Provence, Lab. d'Astrophysique de Marseille (France)
Maud Langlois, Observatoire Astronomique Marseille Provence, Lab. d'Astrophysique de Marseille (France)
Gérard Lemaître, Observatoire Astronomique Marseille Provence, Lab. d'Astrophysique de Marseille (France)
Thierry Fusco, ONERA-DOTA (France)
Gilberto Moretto, Observatoire Astronomique Marseille Provence, Lab. d'Astrophysique de Marseille (France)
Marc Ferrari, Observatoire Astronomique Marseille Provence, Lab. d'Astrophysique de Marseille (France)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7012:
Ground-based and Airborne Telescopes II
Larry M. Stepp; Roberto Gilmozzi, Editor(s)

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