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Very large optical-infrared telescopes: today and tomorrow
Longair, Malcolm S.
The Scientific Requirements for Extremely Large Telescopes, Proceedings of the 232nd Symposium of the International Astronomical Union, Held in Cape Town, South Africa, November 14-18, 2005, Edited by Patricia Ann Whitelock; Michel Dennefeld; Bruno Leibundgut. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2006., pp.13-24
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Some of the achievements and capabilities of the current generation of 8-10 metre optical-infrared telescopes are reviewed. The challenges of building yet larger optical-infrared telescopes in the diameter range 30 to 100 metres are discussed.

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