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An off-axis telescope concept for Antarctic astronomy
Author(s): Gil Moretto; Nicolas Epchtein; Maud Langlois; Isabelle Vauglin
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Paper Abstract

The Antarctic plateau offers exceptional atmospheric and environmental conditions for astronomical observations over a wide range of wavelengths and uniquely favorable to infrared astronomy. Exceptional low sky brightness throughout the near- and mid-infrared and a telescope facility complying with the highest possible dynamic range for photometry, angular resolution and the widefield leads to the possibility of a modest-sized 2m off-axis telescope achieving comparable sensitivity to that of a larger ground-based 8-10m class telescope or a same sized space-based ones.

Paper Details

Date Published: 17 September 2012
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 8444, Ground-based and Airborne Telescopes IV, 84445E (17 September 2012); doi: 10.1117/12.927257
Show Author Affiliations
Gil Moretto, Lyon Institute of Origins, Institute of Nuclear Physics of Lyon, CNRS (France)
Nicolas Epchtein, Lab. J.L. Lagrange, CNRS, Univ. of Nice Sophia-Antipolis (France)
Maud Langlois, Ctr. de Recherche Astronomique de Lyon, CNRS (France)
Isabelle Vauglin, Ctr. de Recherche Astronomique de Lyon, CNRS (France)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8444:
Ground-based and Airborne Telescopes IV
Larry M. Stepp; Roberto Gilmozzi; Helen J. Hall, Editor(s)

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