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, Holland C. Ford, Pierre Y. Bely, Pierre Y. Bely, John Bally, John Bally, James H. Crocker, James H. Crocker, Mike Dopita, Mike Dopita, James N. Tilley, James N. Tilley, Ronald J. Allen, Ronald J. Allen, Frank Bartko, Frank Bartko, Richard L. White, Richard L. White, Richard Burg, Richard Burg, Christopher J. Burrows, Christopher J. Burrows, Mark Clampin, Mark Clampin, Doyal A. Harper, Doyal A. Harper, Garth D. Illingworth, Garth D. Illingworth, Richard McCray, Richard McCray, Stephan Meyer, Stephan Meyer, Jeremy Mould, Jeremy Mould, Colin Norman, 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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