Very large ground-based telescopes for optical and IR astronomy

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Abstract

Optical and IR astronomers are taking a hard look at their ground-based facilities and devising new ways of making more economic, bigger and better telescopes. Features of instruments of the 15-m class are likely to include servo control to compensate for atmospheric wavefront errors as well as structural deformation, large honeycomb mirror blanks and mirror surfaces produced by economical techniques developed for aspherics.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)651-657
Number of pages7
JournalNature
Volume295
Issue number5851
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 1982

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