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Title:
Very large optical-infrared telescopes: today and tomorrow
Authors:
Longair, Malcolm S.
Publication:
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
Publication Date:
00/2006
Origin:
CUP
DOI:
10.1017/S1743921306000214
Bibliographic Code:
2006IAUS..232...13L

Abstract

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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