1 June 1994 POST: a polar stratospheric telescope
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The lower stratosphere in the polar regions offers conditions for observation in the near-infrared comparable to those obtained from space. We describe a concept for a 6-meter, diluted aperture, near-infrared telescope carried by a tethered aerostat flying at 12 km altitude, to serve as a testbed for future space astronomical observatories while producing frontier science.
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Holland C. Ford, Pierre Y. Bely, John Bally, James H. Crocker, Mike Dopita, James N. Tilley, Ronald J. Allen, Frank Bartko, Richard L. White, Richard Burg, Christopher J. Burrows, Mark Clampin, Doyal A. Harper, Garth D. Illingworth, Richard McCray, Stephan Meyer, Jeremy Mould, Colin Norman, "POST: a polar stratospheric telescope", Proc. SPIE 2199, Advanced Technology Optical Telescopes V, (1 June 1994); doi: 10.1117/12.176198; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.176198


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