20 July 2000 Design considerations for CELT adaptive optics
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California Institute of Technology and University of California have begun conceptual design studies for a new telescope for astronomical research at visible and infrared wavelengths. The California Extremely Large Telescope (CELT) is currently envisioned as a filled-aperture, steerable, segmented telescope of approximately 30 m diameter. The key to satisfying many of the science goals of this observatory is the availability of diffraction-limited wavefront control. We describe potential observing modes of CELT, including a discussion of the several major outstanding AO system architectural design issues to be resolved prior to the initiation of the detailed design of the adaptive optics capability.
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Richard G. Dekany, Richard G. Dekany, Jerry E. Nelson, Jerry E. Nelson, Brian J. Bauman, Brian J. Bauman, } "Design considerations for CELT adaptive optics", Proc. SPIE 4003, Optical Design, Materials, Fabrication, and Maintenance, (20 July 2000); doi: 10.1117/12.391511; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.391511
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