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New Technologies In The VLT Program
Author(s): Daniel Enard
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Paper Abstract

The Very Large Telescope program (VLT) is based on an array of four 8 m telescopes which can work in individual or combined modes. This program will, and has already initiated the development of a number of new technologies in a wide variety of domains. Some of them are listed here below. - Development of thin zero expansion glass mirrors. - Development of metal mirror technology. - Active support of deformable mirrors. - Replication of optical surfaces. - Wide band optical coatings. - Very large brushless torque motors. - Adaptive optical systems.

Paper Details

Date Published: 26 September 1989
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 1130, New Technologies for Astronomy, (26 September 1989); doi: 10.1117/12.961505
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Daniel Enard, European Southern Observatory (Germany)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1130:
New Technologies for Astronomy
Jean-Pierre Swings, Editor(s)

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