Buyer's guide to telescopes at the best sites: Dome A, L2 and shackleton rim

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Abstract

Buyer's guide to telescopes at the best sites including Dome A, L2 and Shackleton Rim, both on the ground and in space, and telescope concepts to take advantage of their complementary scientific potential are discussed. A telescope at L2 requires only a little fuel to stay on orbit and can be accurately pointed despite solar torques by well established active methods based on star trackers, gyros and reaction wheels. Solar shielding on the Moon requires a polar location such as the high rim of the Shackleton crater, adjacent to the south pole, where there is also nearly continuous solar power. The disposable character of space telescopes to data is in contrast to ground telescopes, which are built as long-lived observatories.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
EditorsJ.C. Mather
Pages1-12
Number of pages12
Volume5487
EditionPART 1
DOIs
StatePublished - 2004
EventOptical, Infrared, and Millimeter Space Telecopes - Glasgow, United Kingdom
Duration: Jun 21 2004Jun 25 2004

Other

OtherOptical, Infrared, and Millimeter Space Telecopes
CountryUnited Kingdom
CityGlasgow
Period6/21/046/25/04

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Domes
domes
rims
Telescopes
telescopes
Antenna grounds
wheels
Star trackers
Space telescopes
reaction wheels
star trackers
Moon
Observatories
Shielding
Solar energy
gyroscopes
Poles
Wheels
moon
guy wires

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Condensed Matter Physics

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Angel, J. R. P. (2004). Buyer's guide to telescopes at the best sites: Dome A, L2 and shackleton rim. In J. C. Mather (Ed.), Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering (PART 1 ed., Vol. 5487, pp. 1-12) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.596320

Buyer's guide to telescopes at the best sites : Dome A, L2 and shackleton rim. / Angel, J Roger P.

Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering. ed. / J.C. Mather. Vol. 5487 PART 1. ed. 2004. p. 1-12.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Angel, JRP 2004, Buyer's guide to telescopes at the best sites: Dome A, L2 and shackleton rim. in JC Mather (ed.), Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering. PART 1 edn, vol. 5487, pp. 1-12, Optical, Infrared, and Millimeter Space Telecopes, Glasgow, United Kingdom, 6/21/04. https://doi.org/10.1117/12.596320
Angel JRP. Buyer's guide to telescopes at the best sites: Dome A, L2 and shackleton rim. In Mather JC, editor, Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering. PART 1 ed. Vol. 5487. 2004. p. 1-12 https://doi.org/10.1117/12.596320
Angel, J Roger P. / Buyer's guide to telescopes at the best sites : Dome A, L2 and shackleton rim. Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering. editor / J.C. Mather. Vol. 5487 PART 1. ed. 2004. pp. 1-12
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