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Current concept for the 4m European Solar Telescope (EST) optical design
Author(s): J. Sánchez-Capuchino; M. Collados; D. Soltau; R. López; J. L. Rasilla; B. Gelly
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Paper Abstract

The European Solar Telescope (EST) is a pan-european project (with 29 partners, plus 7 collaborating institutions, from 14 countries) for the conceptual design study of a 4-meter class solar telescope promoted by the European Association for Solar Telescopes (EAST) to be located in the Canary Islands. The telescope, in the conceptual study, provides a Coudé focus with an F/50 telecentric beam. It is diffraction-limited in a FOV of 1 arcmin and it will be optimized in throughput for several instruments observing simultaneously in a spectral range from 0.39 μm to 2.3 μm. Its innovative concept integrates an optical transfer stage assembling multiconjugated adaptive optics with optical field de-rotation and with a perfect balance of the whole system in terms of polarization being time and wavelength invariant.

Paper Details

Date Published: 4 August 2010
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 7733, Ground-based and Airborne Telescopes III, 773336 (4 August 2010); doi: 10.1117/12.857315
Show Author Affiliations
J. Sánchez-Capuchino, Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias (Spain)
M. Collados, Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias (Spain)
D. Soltau, Kiepenheuer-Institut für Sonnenphysik (Germany)
R. López, Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias (Spain)
J. L. Rasilla, Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias (Spain)
B. Gelly, Themis S.L. (Spain)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7733:
Ground-based and Airborne Telescopes III
Larry M. Stepp; Roberto Gilmozzi; Helen J. Hall, Editor(s)

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