Journal of Astronomical Telescopes, Instruments, and Systems

Interim Editor-in-Chief: Megan Eckart, Lawrence Livermore National Lab, USA

The Journal of Astronomical Telescopes, Instruments, and Systems (JATIS) covers development, testing, and application of telescopes, instrumentation, techniques, and systems for ground- and space-based astronomy.

On the cover: The figure is from "AIROPA III: testing simulated and on-sky data" by Paolo Turri et al. in Vol. 8, Issue 3.

Call For Papers
How to Submit a Manuscript

Regular papers: Submissions of regular papers are always welcome.

Special section papers: Open calls for papers are listed below. A cover letter indicating that the submission is intended for a particular special section should be included with the paper.

To submit a paper, please prepare the manuscript according to the journal guidelines and use the online submission systemLeaving site. All papers will be peer‐reviewed in accordance with the journal's established policies and procedures. Authors have the choice to publish with open access.

Extremely Large Telescopes
Publication Date
Vol. 8, Issue 2
Submission Deadline
Closed
Guest Editors
Sandrine Thomas

Vera C. Rubin Observatory
Chile
SThomas@lsst.org

Gelys Trancho

Thirty Meter Telescope International Observatory
United States
gtrancho@tmt.org

Elise Vernet

European Southern Observatory
Germany
evernet@eso.org

Tony Travouillon

The Australian National University
Australia
travouillon@anu.edu.au

Scope

The construction of the next generation of extremely large telescopes is underway: the Giant Magellan Telescope (GMT), ESO’s Extremely Large Telescope (ELT), and the Thirty Meter Telescope (TMT) are becoming reality and involve contributing teams from all over the world. Scaling telescope constructions to these dimensions introduces some challenges that lots of researchers and engineers are working on. This special section of JATIS is intended to provide a centralized reference on the ELTs' development. We would like to encourage collaborative papers as much as possible. So we are encouraging combined papers to show a comparison between at least two of the next big telescopes. Topics of discussion include but are not limited to: 

  • Metrology and alignment. 
  • Phasing of mirrors. For example. phasing test beds. 
  • Telescope and subsystem performance modeling and measurement.
    • Vibration
      • How do you manage the vibration? 
      • Also linked to utilities: coolant, glycol, compressor, etc.
    • Thermal, heat dissipation 
    • Modeling of dome seeing 
    • Adaptive Optics for ELTs: How much do we model? What is the expected performance?
  • AIV papers (technical commissioning).
  • Operation plan: similitudes and differences.
    • Science commissioning 
    • Transition
  • Preventive maintenance to keep the observatory to specifications from the beginning. Issues with complexity.
  • SE processes and tools.
    • Requirements management
    • SE performances: Technical Performance Matrix indicators (TPM)

To submit a manuscript for consideration in the special section, please prepare the manuscript according to the journal guidelines and submit the paper via the online submission system. Once the special section is opened online, each paper will be published as soon as the copyedited and typeset proofs are approved by the author. A cover letter indicating that the submission is intended for this special section should be included with the paper. Manuscripts published in the Proceedings of SPIE are welcome for submission to this special section after proper revision to meet the standards of a journal publication. Regular submissions will be peer-reviewed in accordance with the journal's established policies and procedures.

 

Published Special Sections

SKA Observatory (January-March 2022)
Guest Editors: Anna Bonaldi, Stefan J. Wijnholds, Luca Stringhetti, and Justin Jonas

Starshades (April-June 2021)
Guest Editors: Jonathan W. Arenberg, Anthony Harness, and Rebecca Jensen-Clem

Origins Space Telescope, Part 2
(January-March 2021)
Guest Editors: George Helou and Antonios Seas

Origins Space Telescope, Part 1 (October-December 2020)
Guest Editors: George Helou and Antonios Seas

Detectors for Astronomy and Cosmology, Part 2 (January-March 2020)
Guest Editors: Shouleh Nikzad, Erika Hamden, Michael Hoenk, John MacKenty, Andrei Nomerotski, Chaz Shapiro, Roger Smith

Detectors for Astronomy and Cosmology, Part 1 (October-December 2019)
Guest Editors: Shouleh Nikzad, Erika Hamden, Michael Hoenk, John MacKenty, Andrei Nomerotski, Chaz Shapiro, Roger Smith
 
The Lynx X-Ray Observatory
(April-June 2019)
Guest Editors: Alexey Vikhlinin, Feryal Özel, Jessica Gaskin, Douglas Swartz

The Hitomi X-Ray Observatory, Part 2
(April-June 2018)
Guest Editors: Richard L. Kelley and Kazuhiro Nakazawa

The Hitomi X-Ray Observatory, Part 1 (January-March 2018)
Guest Editors: Richard L. Kelley and Kazuhiro Nakazawa

Polarimetry in X- and Gamma-Ray Astronomy: the Ultimate Dimension (January-March 2018)
Guest Editors: Stanley Hunter and Ezio Caroli

Future Large-Aperture Ultraviolet/Optical/Infrared Space Observatory (October-December 2016)
Guest Editors: Harley Thronson, Avi Mandell, Ron Polidan, and Jason Tumlinson

WFIRST-AFTA Coronagraphs (January-March 2016)
Guest Editors: Olivier Guyon and Motohide Tamura

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