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Some aspects of science with a 50-m AO telescope

Snel, Ralph LU ; Ardeberg, Arne LU and Flicker, Ralf LU (2003) 2nd Backaslog Workshop on Extremely Large Telescopes 5382. p.57-66
Abstract
Among the science challenges of the Extremely Large Telescopes (ELTs),four object types are studied for performance with a 50 m ELT withadaptive optics (AO), Euro50. Emphasis is on planetary systems and verydistant objects. For planetary systems and their evolution, we examinehigh resolution imaging of the nuclei of comets and high-resolutionimaging, photometry and low and intermediate resolution spectroscopy ofKuiper-Belt objects. Imaging of Earth-like planets is discussed. Thevery high contrast imaging necessary for these purposes is discussedtogether with the relevant error sources. Finally, photometry andclassification of supernovae is discussed and examined. The performanceof a 50 m AO ELT is compared to corresponding data obtainable... (More)
Among the science challenges of the Extremely Large Telescopes (ELTs),four object types are studied for performance with a 50 m ELT withadaptive optics (AO), Euro50. Emphasis is on planetary systems and verydistant objects. For planetary systems and their evolution, we examinehigh resolution imaging of the nuclei of comets and high-resolutionimaging, photometry and low and intermediate resolution spectroscopy ofKuiper-Belt objects. Imaging of Earth-like planets is discussed. Thevery high contrast imaging necessary for these purposes is discussedtogether with the relevant error sources. Finally, photometry andclassification of supernovae is discussed and examined. The performanceof a 50 m AO ELT is compared to corresponding data obtainable withcurrent VLTs equipped with AO. (Less)
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intermediate resolution spectroscopy, planet photometry, comet nuclei high resolution imaging, planetary system evolution, adaptive optics, Extremely Large Telescopes, 50 m AO telescope, VLTs AO, supernovae, Earth-like planets, Kuiper-Belt objects
host publication
Second Backaskog Workshop on Extremely Large Telescopes (Proceedings of the SPIE)
editor
Ardeberg, Arne L. ; Andersen, Torben ; and
volume
5382
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57 - 66
publisher
SPIE
conference name
2nd Backaslog Workshop on Extremely Large Telescopes
conference dates
2003-09-09 - 2003-09-11
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  • wos:000223325000008
  • scopus:5444265057
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0-8194-5299-8
DOI
10.1117/12.566103
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English
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  author       = {Snel, Ralph and Ardeberg, Arne and Flicker, Ralf},
  booktitle    = {Second Backaskog Workshop on Extremely Large Telescopes (Proceedings of the SPIE)},
  editor       = {Ardeberg, Arne L. and Andersen, Torben},
  isbn         = {0-8194-5299-8},
  language     = {eng},
  pages        = {57--66},
  publisher    = {SPIE},
  title        = {Some aspects of science with a 50-m AO telescope},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1117/12.566103},
  doi          = {10.1117/12.566103},
  volume       = {5382},
  year         = {2003},
}