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Perception For A Large Deployable Reflector Telescope
Author(s): J. B. Breckinridge; P. N. Swanson; A. B. Meinel; M. P. Meinel
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Paper Abstract

Optical science and technology concepts for a large deployable reflector for far-infrared and submillimeter astronomy from above the earth's atmosphere are discussed. Requirements given at the Asilomar Conference are reviewed. The technical challenges of this large-aperture (about 20-meter) telescope, which will be diffraction limited in the infrared, are highlighted in a brief discussion of one particular configuration.

Paper Details

Date Published: 3 November 1983
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 0444, Advanced Technology Optical Telescopes II, (3 November 1983); doi: 10.1117/12.937956
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J. B. Breckinridge, California Institute of Technology (United States)
P. N. Swanson, California Institute of Technology (United States)
A. B. Meinel, University of Arizona (United States)
M. P. Meinel, University of Arizona (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0444:
Advanced Technology Optical Telescopes II
Lawrence D. Barr; Brian Mack, Editor(s)

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