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The E-ELT instrument roadmap: a status report
Author(s): S. K. Ramsay; M. M. Casali; J. C. González; N. Hubin
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We present the status of the instrumentation programme for the European Extremely Large Telescope. The instrumentation planning is governed by the E-ELT Instrument Roadmap, which synthesises the scientific, technical and managerial influences on the instrument programme into a staged development plan. Preparations for the start of the design and build phases of the first light instruments and their adaptive optics systems are well underway and are summarised here. In parallel, the process for development of the next three instruments has begun. Recent work on the instrument interface to the telescope is described.

Paper Details

Date Published: 28 July 2014
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 9147, Ground-based and Airborne Instrumentation for Astronomy V, 91471Z (28 July 2014); doi: 10.1117/12.2056341
Show Author Affiliations
S. K. Ramsay, European Southern Observatory (Germany)
M. M. Casali, European Southern Observatory (Germany)
J. C. González, European Southern Observatory (Germany)
N. Hubin, European Southern Observatory (Germany)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9147:
Ground-based and Airborne Instrumentation for Astronomy V
Suzanne K. Ramsay; Ian S. McLean; Hideki Takami, Editor(s)

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