Advanced

Euro50: Proposal for a 50 m Optical and Infrared Telescope

Ardeberg, Arne LU ; Andersen, Torben LU and Rodriguez Espinosa, Jose Miguel (2001) In Reviews in modern astronomy. 15, Astronomy with large telescopes from ground and space 18.
Abstract
Staff from Instituto de Astrofisica de Canarias, Lund Observatory,Physics Department and Larmor Research Institute at Galway, and TuorlaObservatory is collaborating on studies for a 50 m optical and infraredtelescope. The telescope concepts are based on the work on extremelylarge telescopes carried out during 1991-2000 at Lund Observatory, andon the experience from the 10.4 m segmented Grantecan telescopepresently under construction. The proposed 50 m telescope is a fullyadaptive Nasmyth telescope with a Ritchey Chretien configuration. Itwill have an aspherical, segmented primary mirror with 2 m largesegments and a deformable secondary. Adaptive optics will be implementedin several steps. From the beginning, there will be... (More)
Staff from Instituto de Astrofisica de Canarias, Lund Observatory,Physics Department and Larmor Research Institute at Galway, and TuorlaObservatory is collaborating on studies for a 50 m optical and infraredtelescope. The telescope concepts are based on the work on extremelylarge telescopes carried out during 1991-2000 at Lund Observatory, andon the experience from the 10.4 m segmented Grantecan telescopepresently under construction. The proposed 50 m telescope is a fullyadaptive Nasmyth telescope with a Ritchey Chretien configuration. Itwill have an aspherical, segmented primary mirror with 2 m largesegments and a deformable secondary. Adaptive optics will be implementedin several steps. From the beginning, there will be single-conjugateadaptive optics for the K-band. Next, and within the first year ofoperation, the telescope will have single-conjugate adaptive optics forvisible wavelengths. As a third step, and another year of operation,dual-conjugate adaptive optics will be made available for the K-band.The telescope will be housed in a co-rotating enclosure at the Roque delos Muchachos observatory on La Palma. Further studies are in progressaiming at preparation of a proposal during the first half of 2002. (Less)
Please use this url to cite or link to this publication:
author
organization
publishing date
type
Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceeding
publication status
published
subject
in
Reviews in modern astronomy. 15, Astronomy with large telescopes from ground and space
editor
Schielicke, Reinhard E.
volume
18
publisher
John Wiley & Sons
language
English
LU publication?
yes
id
9c5bea7a-98ec-4f6d-a662-71f775e1b439 (old id 527960)
date added to LUP
2007-09-12 15:43:18
date last changed
2016-04-16 09:57:34
@inproceedings{9c5bea7a-98ec-4f6d-a662-71f775e1b439,
  abstract     = {Staff from Instituto de Astrofisica de Canarias, Lund Observatory,Physics Department and Larmor Research Institute at Galway, and TuorlaObservatory is collaborating on studies for a 50 m optical and infraredtelescope. The telescope concepts are based on the work on extremelylarge telescopes carried out during 1991-2000 at Lund Observatory, andon the experience from the 10.4 m segmented Grantecan telescopepresently under construction. The proposed 50 m telescope is a fullyadaptive Nasmyth telescope with a Ritchey Chretien configuration. Itwill have an aspherical, segmented primary mirror with 2 m largesegments and a deformable secondary. Adaptive optics will be implementedin several steps. From the beginning, there will be single-conjugateadaptive optics for the K-band. Next, and within the first year ofoperation, the telescope will have single-conjugate adaptive optics forvisible wavelengths. As a third step, and another year of operation,dual-conjugate adaptive optics will be made available for the K-band.The telescope will be housed in a co-rotating enclosure at the Roque delos Muchachos observatory on La Palma. Further studies are in progressaiming at preparation of a proposal during the first half of 2002.},
  author       = {Ardeberg, Arne and Andersen, Torben and Rodriguez Espinosa, Jose Miguel},
  booktitle    = {Reviews in modern astronomy. 15, Astronomy with large telescopes from ground and space},
  editor       = {Schielicke, Reinhard E.},
  language     = {eng},
  publisher    = {John Wiley & Sons},
  title        = {Euro50: Proposal for a 50 m Optical and Infrared Telescope},
  volume       = {18},
  year         = {2001},
}