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10 July 2008 The Antarctica Wide-field High-resolution Infrared Telescope (WHITE)
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What is a good astronomical site? It must be cold, dry, stable, dark. There is one site on Earth that qualifies : Antarctica. To make the best use of these characteristics, we propose a Wide-field (0.5-degree in diameter) High-resolution (~0.3 arcsec using GLAO from the ice), IR (0.8-5 μm) 2.4-m TElescope (WHITE). WHITE will be dedicated to carrying out surveys: a deep extragalactic field over a few square degrees, a survey of the Magellanic Clouds. By adding one more year, WHITE would be able to add one kilo-degree survey.
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Denis Burgarella, Brice Le Roux, Maud Langlois, Gérard Lemaître, Thierry Fusco, Gilberto Moretto, and Marc Ferrari "The Antarctica Wide-field High-resolution Infrared Telescope (WHITE)", Proc. SPIE 7012, Ground-based and Airborne Telescopes II, 70122C (10 July 2008); https://doi.org/10.1117/12.789077
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