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Proceedings of SPIE Volume 5382

Second Backaskog Workshop on Extremely Large Telescopes
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Volume Number: 5382
Date Published: 7 July 2004
Softcover: 91 papers (820) pages
ISBN: 9780819452993

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The science case for ELTs
Author(s): Isobel M. Hook
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Gravitational lensing with ELTs
Author(s): Ray G. Carlberg
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Exoearth study with TMT
Author(s): Richard G. Dekany
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Detecting and characterizing exoplanets with multicolor detector assemblies
Author(s): Rene Doyon; David Lafreniere; Christian Marois; Rene Racine; Daniel Nadeau
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Science case for the LAMA telescope
Author(s): Kenneth M. Lanzetta; Paul Hickson
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Science drivers of a 50-m AO telescope
Author(s): Arne L. Ardeberg
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Clusters as probes of distance, evolution, and chemistry of galaxies
Author(s): Arne L. Ardeberg; Peter Linde
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Some aspects of science with a 50-m AO telescope
Author(s): Ralph C. Snel; Arne L. Ardeberg; Ralf C. Flicker
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The Thirty-Meter Telescope project design and development phase
Author(s): Larry M. Stepp; Stephen E. Strom
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Concept for a second Giant Magellan Telescope (GMT) in Antarctica
Author(s): James Roger P. Angel; Jon S. Lawrence; John W.V. Storey
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Giant Magellan Telescope (GMT)
Author(s): Matthew W. Johns
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GISMO, an ELT in space: a giant (30-m) far-infrared and submillimeter space observatory
Author(s): Timothy G. Hawarden; Callum Johnstone; Graeme Johnstone
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VLOT: a modest Canadian 20-m telescope
Author(s): Dennis R. Crabtree; Scott C. Roberts; Joeleff T. Fitzsimmons; John Stanley Pazder; Glen Herriot; Malcolm J. Smith; Jennifer Dunn; Leslie K. Saddlemyer
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Large aperture mirror array (LAMA): project overview
Author(s): Paul Hickson; Kenneth M. Lanzetta
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A concept for a thirty-meter telescope
Author(s): Denis Burgarella; Frederic Zamkotsian; Kjetil Dohlen; Marc Ferrari; Francois Hammer; Frederic Sayede; Francois Rigaud
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GSMT
Author(s): Jeremy Mould
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OPTICON: a (small) part of European astronomy
Author(s): Gerard F. Gilmore
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Extremely large telescopes as a motor of socio-economic development and implications of their construction and installation
Author(s): J. Burgos-Martin; M. Sanchez-Padron; F. Sanchez; Carlos Martinez-Roger
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Japan’s future planning of optical/infrared astronomy
Author(s): Masanori Iye
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Progress of ESO's 100-m OWL optical telescope design
Author(s): Enzo T. Brunetto; Philippe Dierickx; Roberto Gilmozzi; Miska Le Louarn; Franz Koch; Lothar Noethe; Christophe Verinaud; Natalia Yaitskova
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Euro50
Author(s): Torben E. Andersen; Arne L. Ardeberg; Jacques Maurice Beckers; Alexander V. Goncharov; Mette Owner-Petersen; Holger Riewaldt
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Optical design of a giant telescope: aspheric versus spherical design
Author(s): Eli Atad-Ettedgui
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Large telescope project dedicated to an origins survey
Author(s): Melville P. Ulmer; Edward Joseph Kibblewhite; Terry L. Herter; Laird A. Thompson; Riccardo Giovanelli; Doyal Al Harper; Richard G. Kron; Joe J. Mohr; Gordon J. Stacey; J. Tumlinson; Donald G. York
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Feasibility of coupling Euro50 interferometrically to a Carlina hypertelescope
Author(s): Antoine Labeyrie
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Some design considerations for an extremely large synthesis array
Author(s): Andreas Quirrenbach
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Dimensional metrology of mirror segments for extremely large telescopes
Author(s): Graham N. Peggs; Richard May-Miller; David D. Walker; Eli Atad-Ettedgui; Paul R. Shore; David J. Smith
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The GTC: a convenient test bench for ELT demonstrations
Author(s): Jose Miguel Rodriguez Espinosa; Peter L. Hammersley; Carlos Martinez-Roger
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Experience with the design and construction of huge telescope pedestals
Author(s): Hans Juergen Kaercher
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Many segments and few dollars: SALT solutions for ELTs?
Author(s): David A. H. Buckley; Jacobus G. Meiring; Jian Swiegers; Gerhard Pieter Swart
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Lightweight off-axis 8-m class telescope: a case study to ELT approximation
Author(s): Elfego Ruiz; Erika Sohn; Esteban Luna; Luis Salas; Irene Cruz-Gonzalez
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The LAMA prototype telescope
Author(s): Bruce E. Truax; Kenneth M. Lanzetta; Paul Hickson
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Manufacture of segments for extremely large telescopes: a new perspective
Author(s): David D. Walker; Paul R. Shore
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ZERODUR mirror blanks for ELTs: technology and production capacity at SCHOTT
Author(s): Thorsten Dohring; Peter Hartmann; Ralf Jedamzik; Armin Thomas
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Fabrication of blanks, figuring, polishing, and testing of solid and segmented astronomical mirrors
Author(s): Magomed A. Abdulkadyrov; Sergey P. Belousov; Alexandr N. Ignatov; Alexey P. Patrikeev; Vladimir E. Patrikeev; Vitaliy V. Pridnya; Andrey V. Polyanchikov; Victor Rumyantsev; Anatoly V. Samuylov; Alexandr P. Semenov; Yury A. Sharov
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Composite materials for extremely large mirrors and optical structures
Author(s): Tsuyoshi Ozaki; Steven Hahn
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Optical performance of pupil segmentation for 20- to 30-m class telescopes
Author(s): Frederic Zamkotsian; Kjetil Dohlen; Thierry Fusco
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Replication as an alternative approach for large segmented telescopes
Author(s): Melville P. Ulmer; Michael Edward Graham; Semyon Vanyman; Steven J. Varlese; Dean Baker
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100 years of mirror blanks from SCHOTT
Author(s): Peter Hartmann; Hans F. Morian
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Active optics challenges of a thirty-meter segmented mirror telescopy
Author(s): George Z. Angeli; Robert S. Upton; Anna Segurson; Brent L. Ellerbroek
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Integrated modeling of the Canadian Very Large Optical Telescope
Author(s): Scott C. Roberts; John Stanley Pazder; Joeleff T. Fitzsimmons; Glen Herriot; Nathan Loewen; Malcolm J. Smith; Jennifer Dunn; Leslie K. Saddlemyer
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Integrated modeling for the VLTI
Author(s): Michael Muller; Rainer C. Wilhelm; Horst J. Baier; Franz Koch
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Integrated modeling of the Euro50
Author(s): Torben E. Andersen; Michael T. Browne; Anita Enmark; Dan Moraru; Mette Owner-Petersen; Holger Riewaldt
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Numerical simulations of airflow in very large telescope enclosures
Author(s): David S. De Young; Konstantinos Vogiatzis
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Aerodynamic modeling of the Canadian Very Large Optical Telescope
Author(s): Joeleff T. Fitzsimmons; Glen Herriot; Laurent Jolissaint; Scott C. Roberts; Kevin Cooper; Mahmoud Mamou
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Advances in composite mirror and telescope technology
Author(s): Peter C. Chen; Robert C. Romeo
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The optical modeling tools for the Canadian Very Large Optical Telescope integrated model
Author(s): John Stanley Pazder; Scott C. Roberts; Malcolm J. Smith; Jean-Francois Lavigne; Hannah McKenzie
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Experience with wind-excited mirror vibrations
Author(s): Hans Juergen Kaercher
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Efficient method for the reduction of large piston errors in segmented-mirror telescopes
Author(s): Gary A. Chanan; Agusti Pinto
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Cophasing techniques for extremely large telescopes
Author(s): Nicholas Devaney; Achim Schumacher
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Subaperture approaches to finishing and testing astronomical optics
Author(s): Gregory W. Forbes; Marc Tricard
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Physical optics modeling of large segmented telescopes: a problem for distributed computing
Author(s): Tully Peacocke
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AO for ELTs: How much margin for innovation?
Author(s): Roberto Ragazzoni
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Sensing the atmosphere on the upward path: LGSs without focal anisoplanatism for ELTs
Author(s): Gordon D. Love; Richard M. Myers; Richard W. Wilson; David Felix Buscher; Tim Butterley; Timothy J. Morris
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Wide field adaptive optics upper limit performances
Author(s): Laurent Jolissaint; Jean-Pierre Veran; Jeffrey A. Stoesz
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Wavefront reconstruction algorithms and simulation results for multiconjugate adaptive optics on giant telescopes
Author(s): Brent L. Ellerbroek
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Ground layer sensing and compensation
Author(s): Andrei A. Tokovinin
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The fast (optics) and the furious (design): challenging optical design for multiple reference wavefront sensors on 8- to 100-m telescopes
Author(s): Emiliano Diolaiti; Roberto Ragazzoni; Jacopo Farinato; Elise Vernet; Matteo Lombini
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Sodium beacon wavefront sensing for the Euro50 telescope in the presence of perspective elongation
Author(s): Jacques Maurice Beckers; Mette Owner-Petersen; Torben E. Andersen
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PIGS on sky - dream or reality?
Author(s): Stephan Kellner; Roberto Ragazzoni; Wolfgang Gassler; Emiliano Diolaiti; Jacopo Farinato; Carmelo Arcidiacono; Richard M. Myers; Tim J. Morris; Adriano Ghedina
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Development of lightweight mirror elements for the Euro50 mirrors
Author(s): Harold E. Bennett; Robert C. Romeo; Joseph J. Shaffer; Peter C. Chen
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Primary adaptive mirrors for ELTs: a report on preliminary studies
Author(s): Armando Riccardi; Ciro Del Vecchio; Piero Salinari; Guido Brusa; Olivier Lardiere; Daniele Gallieni; Roberto Biasi; Paolo Mantegazza
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Performance analysis of the improved seeing limited mode for the Euro50
Author(s): Mette Owner-Petersen; Alexander V. Goncharov
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Adaptive optics and site requirements for the search of Earth-like planets with ELTs
Author(s): Olivier Lardiere; Piero Salinari; Laurent Jolissaint; Marcel Carbillet; Armando Riccardi; Simone Esposito
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Dynamic performance and stability analysis for layer-oriented MCAO controllers
Author(s): Douglas P. Looze; Robert Weiss
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Separation of atmospheric layers
Author(s): Erez N. Ribak
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Mitigation of spot elongation effects
Author(s): Erez N. Ribak; Roberto Ragazzoni
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Layer-Oriented on paper, laboratory, and soon on the sky
Author(s): Jacopo Farinato; Roberto Ragazzoni; Carmelo Arcidiacono; Bagnara Paolo; Andrea Baruffolo; Harald Baumeister; Raffaella Bisson; Hermann Bohnhardt; Angela Brindisi; Joar Brynnel; Massimo Cecconi; Julien Coyne; Bernhard Delabre; Emiliano Diolaiti; Rob Donaldson; Enrico Fedrigo; Francis Franza; Wolfgang Gassler; Adriano Ghedina; Thomas M. Herbst; Norbert N. Hubin; Stephan Kellner; Johann Kolb; Jean-Louis Lizon; Matteo Lombini; Enrico Marchetti; Gianluigi Meneghini; Lars Mohr; Roland Reiss; Ralf-Rainer Rohloff; Roberto Soci; Elise Vernet; Robert Weiss; Marco Xompero; Wenli Xu
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An active wavefront sensor to make feasible adaptive optics on 100-m class telescopes
Author(s): Marco Xompero; Carmelo Arcidiacono; Roberto Ragazzoni; Elise Vernet
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The Lund dual-conjugate adaptive optics demonstrator
Author(s): Per A. Knutsson; Mette Owner-Petersen
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Efficient simulation of adaptive optics technologies for the Euro50 telescope
Author(s): Ralf C. Flicker; Patrick C. McGuire
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Site selection for the European ELT
Author(s): Casiana Munoz-Tunon; Jean Vernin; Marc S. Sarazin
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Turbulence profiles in the observatories of the Canary Islands: preliminary statistics for adaptive optics
Author(s): Jesus Jimenez Fuensalida; Sergio Chueca; Jose Miguel Delgado; Begona M. Garcia-Lorenzo; Jose M. Gonzalez-Rodriguez; Claudia Karin Hoegemann; Esteban Gonzales Mendizabal; Marcos Reyes; Manuel Verde; Jean Vernin
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Site characterization through the use of computational fluid dynamics
Author(s): Konstantinos Vogiatzis; David S. De Young
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San Pedro Mártir: astronomical site evaluation
Author(s): Irene Cruz-Gonzales; Remy Avila; Mario Tapia; Fernando Angeles; Esperanza Carrasco; Rodolphe Conan; Rafael Costero; D. X. Cruz; Salvador Cuevas; J. Echevarria; Fernando Garfias; S. I. Gonzalez; Leonel Gutierrez; Oswaldo N. Harris; D. Hiriart; F. Ibanez; Luis Artemio Martinez; Elena Masciadri; Raul M. Michel; Valeri G. Orlov; L. Parrao; Beatriz Sanchez; Leonardo J. Sanchez; Marc S. Sarazin; W. J. Schuster; Valeri V. Voitsekhovich; A. Agabi; Max Azouit; Julien Borgnino; Francois Martin; Jean Vernin; Aziz Ziad
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An automatically controlled SCIDAR instrument for Roque de los Muchachos Observatory
Author(s): Jesus Jimenez Fuensalida; Jose Miguel Delgado; Begona M. Garcia-Lorenzo; Claudia Karin Hoegemann; Marcos Reyes; Manuel Verde; Jean Vernin
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University of Tokyo DIMM: a portable DIMM for site testing at Atacama
Author(s): Kentaro Motohara; Mamoru Doi; Takao Soyano; Masuo Tanaka; Kotaro Kohno; Takashi Miyata; Naruhisa Takato; Fumihiro Uraguchi
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The influence of spot saturation on DIMM seeing measurements
Author(s): Antonia Maria Varela; Casiana Munoz-Tunon; Jean Vernin
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SLODAR turbulence characterization for ELTs
Author(s): Richard W. Wilson; Christopher D. Saunter; Juan Carlos Guerra
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Detailed study of 200-mbar wind speed at the Canary Islands
Author(s): Begona M. Garcia-Lorenzo; Sergio Chueca; Casiana Munoz-Tunon; Jesus Jimenez Fuensalida; Esteban Gonzales Mendizabal
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The importance of geotechnical studies for siting an ELT
Author(s): German R. Pescador
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The use of alternative energies for powering ELTs
Author(s): German R. Pescador
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Instrumentation studies for a European extremely large telescope: a strawman instrument suite and implications for telescope design
Author(s): Adrian P. G. Russell; Timothy G. Hawarden; Eli Atad; Suzanne K. Ramsay-Howat; Andreas Quirrenbach; Roland Bacon; R. Michael Redfern
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Instrumentation for the Giant Magellan Telescope
Author(s): Stephen A. Shectman
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Designer detectors: a new paradigm for instrument development
Author(s): James W. Beletic
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Smart focal plane technologies for ELT instruments
Author(s): Colin R. Cunningham; Suzanne K. Ramsay-Howat; Francisco Garzon; Ian Robert Parry; Eric Prieto; David J. Robertson; Frederic Zamkotsian
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FALCON: a concept to extend adaptive optics corrections to cosmological fields
Author(s): Francois Hammer; Mathieu Puech; Francois F. Assemat; Eric Gendron; Frederic Sayede; Philippe Laporte; Michel Marteaud; Arnaud Liotard; Frederic Zamkotsian
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Optimizing telescopes for instrumentation
Author(s): Richard G. Bingham
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LINC-NIRVANA: first attempt of an instrument for a 23-m-class telescope
Author(s): Wolfgang Gassler; Thomas M. Herbst; Roberto Ragazzoni; David R. Andersen; Carmelo Arcidiacono; Harald Baumeister; Udo Beckmann; Thomas Bertram; Peter Bizenberger; Hermann Bohnhardt; Emiliano Diolaiti; Andreas Eckart; Jacopo Farinato; Sebastiano Ligori; Hans-Walter Rix; Ralf-Rainer Rohloff; Piero Salinari; Roberto Soci; Christian Straubmeier; Elise Vernet-Viard; Gerd Weigelt; Robert Weiss; Wenli Xu
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High time resolution astrophysics and extremely large telescopes
Author(s): Andrew Shearer
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Prototyping results for a wide-field fibre positioner for the Giant Segmented Mirror Telescope
Author(s): Anna Marie Moore; Andrew J. McGrath
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The future of ELTs (Extremely Large Telescopes): a very personal view
Author(s): C. Matt Mountain
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