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26 September 1989 New Technologies In The VLT Program
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Proceedings Volume 1130, New Technologies for Astronomy; (1989) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.961505
Event: 1989 International Congress on Optical Science and Engineering, 1989, Paris, France
Abstract
The Very Large Telescope program (VLT) is based on an array of four 8 m telescopes which can work in individual or combined modes. This program will, and has already initiated the development of a number of new technologies in a wide variety of domains. Some of them are listed here below. - Development of thin zero expansion glass mirrors. - Development of metal mirror technology. - Active support of deformable mirrors. - Replication of optical surfaces. - Wide band optical coatings. - Very large brushless torque motors. - Adaptive optical systems.
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Daniel Enard "New Technologies In The VLT Program", Proc. SPIE 1130, New Technologies for Astronomy, (26 September 1989); https://doi.org/10.1117/12.961505
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