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22 April 2008 The European ELT: status, science, size
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Proceedings Volume 6986, Extremely Large Telescopes: Which Wavelengths? Retirement Symposium for Arne Ardeberg; 698604 (2008) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.801255
Event: Extremely Large Telescopes: Which Wavelengths? Retirement Symposium for Arne Ardeberg, 2007, Lund, Sweden
Abstract
The EELT project is in Phase B (detailed design), a 3-year, 57.2 Mσ activity that will result in a Proposal for Construction by end 2009 or early 2010. The requirements for the basic reference design, starting point for the current phase, were defined through a community process that led to the convergence of earlier concepts into a single European project. That process owed much to Arne's wisdom and vision. This paper reports on the status of the Phase B and on the development of the EELT science case and Design Reference Mission, and examines the issue of the impact of the telescope size on science and how much this impact depends on Adaptive Optics technology. The design of the telescope is described in a separate paper in these proceedings.
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Roberto Gilmozzi "The European ELT: status, science, size", Proc. SPIE 6986, Extremely Large Telescopes: Which Wavelengths? Retirement Symposium for Arne Ardeberg, 698604 (22 April 2008); https://doi.org/10.1117/12.801255
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