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High time resolution astrophysics and ELTs: Which wavelength?
Author(s): Andy Shearer; John Cunniffe; Bruno Voisin; Vitaly Neustroev; Michael Browne; Torben Andersen; Anita Enmark; Peter Linde
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Paper Abstract

Observational High Time Resolution Astrophysics differs from conventional astrophysics in regard to the detectors employed which have a time resolution less than that obtainable through CCD with a normal readout τ < a few minutes. This paper looks at the implications for HTRA from extremely large telescopes and specifically, as an exemplar its possible impact on pulsar astrophysics. We demonstrate, by using the derived point-spread-function from models of the Euro50 telescope, the possible effects active and adaptive mirrors have on observing rapidly varying astronomical objects.

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Date Published: 22 April 2008
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 6986, Extremely Large Telescopes: Which Wavelengths? Retirement Symposium for Arne Ardeberg, 69860A (22 April 2008); doi: 10.1117/12.801261
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Andy Shearer, National Univ. of Ireland, Galway (Ireland)
John Cunniffe, National Univ. of Ireland, Galway (Ireland)
Bruno Voisin, National Univ. of Ireland, Galway (Ireland)
Vitaly Neustroev, National Univ. of Ireland, Galway (Ireland)
Michael Browne, National Univ. of Ireland, Galway (Ireland)
Torben Andersen, Lund Observatory, Univ. of Lund (Sweden)
Anita Enmark, Lund Observatory, Univ. of Lund (Sweden)
Peter Linde, Lund Observatory, Univ. of Lund (Sweden)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6986:
Extremely Large Telescopes: Which Wavelengths? Retirement Symposium for Arne Ardeberg

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