Dr. Gil Moretto
Scientist at Ctr de Recherche Astronomique de Lyon
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Dr. Moretto is a CNRS scientist with 20 years of research activities around the conception of dedicated high resolution and high dynamic range instrumentation for ground- and spaced-based astronomy. In USA – NSF/NOAO&NSO – he has proposed, designed and built: the SOAR Telescope and some of its instruments; the first-in-sky MCAO system at NSO Dunn Solar Telescope. He has proposed and designed the preliminary optical design for the ATST/NSF 4m off-axis solar telescope, its MCAO relay system and also its Fabry-Perot interferometer. He has designed the novel instrument exciting concept – the High Dynamic Range Telescope, a diluted 6x6.5m off-axis mirror design (Kuhn, Moretto, Racine and Roddier, PASP, 2001) – a concept proposed as replacement for the CFHT and also become the concept for the 25m Giant Magellan Telescope and The Colossus Telescope. In France – CNRS – he served as the project manager for the proposals: JWST/NIRSpec/IFU to ESA/Astrium; the “Wide Field Spectrograph – A Multi Object Adaptive Optics Instrument” for ESO/EELT. He also served as a lab CNRS’ Technical Director for one term. Nowadays he has pursuing the to design and to develop The Colossus Telescope and novel infrared survey off-axis telescope concept for Antarctica astronomy.
Publications (26)

PROCEEDINGS ARTICLE | August 8, 2016
Proc. SPIE. 9906, Ground-based and Airborne Telescopes VI
KEYWORDS: Diffraction, Point spread functions, Telescopes, Mirrors, Stars, Image segmentation, Coronagraphy, Exoplanets, Space telescopes, Phased array optics

PROCEEDINGS ARTICLE | July 27, 2016
Proc. SPIE. 9906, Ground-based and Airborne Telescopes VI
KEYWORDS: Actuators, Telescopes, Telescopes, Spectrographs, Solar telescopes, Cameras, Error analysis, Wavefronts, Polarimetry, Polarimetry, Adaptive optics, Adaptive optics, Microlens

PROCEEDINGS ARTICLE | July 22, 2014
Proc. SPIE. 9145, Ground-based and Airborne Telescopes V
KEYWORDS: Actuators, Telescopes, Mirrors, Stars, Glasses, Wavefronts, Control systems, Coronagraphy, Exoplanets, Phased array optics

PROCEEDINGS ARTICLE | July 22, 2014
Proc. SPIE. 9145, Ground-based and Airborne Telescopes V
KEYWORDS: Diffraction, Point spread functions, Telescopes, Mirrors, Image segmentation, Light scattering, Adaptive optics, Coronagraphy, Space telescopes, Large telescopes

PROCEEDINGS ARTICLE | September 17, 2012
Proc. SPIE. 8444, Ground-based and Airborne Telescopes IV
KEYWORDS: Diffraction, Telescopes, Mirrors, Astronomy, Polishing, Light scattering, Adaptive optics, Space telescopes, Astronomical telescopes, Off axis mirrors

PROCEEDINGS ARTICLE | September 17, 2012
Proc. SPIE. 8444, Ground-based and Airborne Telescopes IV
KEYWORDS: Thermography, Telescopes, Mirrors, Astronomy, Space telescopes, Astronomical telescopes, Infrared telescopes, James Webb Space Telescope, Off axis mirrors, Atmospheric optics

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