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A roadmap for the E-ELT instrument suite
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Paper Abstract

We present plans for instrumentation on the European Extremely Large Telescope. ESO is working with its community of astronomers and instrument builders to develop the E-ELT Instrumentation Roadmap. The roadmap is a timeline of the steps towards the full instrument programme, from specification of the scientific requirements, via a technology development phase, to selection of the instrument concepts. Key goals are to be flexibile to new ideas and to ensure the timely, on-budget delivery of instruments that meet the community's scientific needs. The result is an exciting programme of seven instruments planned over the first decade of the telescope construction phase.

Paper Details

Date Published: 31 January 2013
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 8446, Ground-based and Airborne Instrumentation for Astronomy IV, 84461E (31 January 2013); doi: 10.1117/12.926256
Show Author Affiliations
Suzanne K. Ramsay, European Southern Observatory (Germany)
Mark M. Casali, European Southern Observatory (Germany)
Norbert Hubin, European Southern Observatory (Germany)
Markus Kissler-Patig, European Southern Observatory (Germany)
Hans-Ulrich Käufl, European Southern Observatory (Germany)
Jean-Louis Lizon, European Southern Observatory (Germany)
J. Strasser, European Southern Observatory (Germany)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8446:
Ground-based and Airborne Instrumentation for Astronomy IV
Ian S. McLean; Suzanne K. Ramsay; Hideki Takami, Editor(s)

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