PILOT

design and capabilities

W. Saunders*, P. R. Gillingham, A. J. McGrath, J. W V Storey, J. S. Lawrence

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Abstract

The proposed design for PILOT is a general-purpose, wide-field (1 o) 2.4 m, f/10 Ritchey-Chrétien telescope, with fast tip-tilt guiding, for 0.5-25 μm. The design allows both wide-field and diffraction-limited use at these wavelengths. The expected overall image quality, including median seeing, is 0.28-0.3″ FWHM from 0.8-2.4 μm. Point source sensitivities are estimated.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2nd ARENA Conference on "The Astrophysical Scsience Cases at Dome C"
Place of PublicationLes Ulis, France
PublisherEAS Publications Series
Pages285-288
Number of pages4
Volume33
ISBN (Print)9782759803804
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2008
Externally publishedYes

Publication series

NameEAS Publications Series
Volume33
ISSN (Print)16334760
ISSN (Electronic)16381963

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    Saunders, W., Gillingham, P. R., McGrath, A. J., Storey, J. W. V., & Lawrence, J. S. (2008). PILOT: design and capabilities. In 2nd ARENA Conference on "The Astrophysical Scsience Cases at Dome C" (Vol. 33, pp. 285-288). (EAS Publications Series; Vol. 33). Les Ulis, France: EAS Publications Series. https://doi.org/10.1051/eas:0833041