PILOT: design and capabilities

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

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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
Number of pages4
ISBN (Print)9782759803804
Publication statusPublished - 2008
Externally publishedYes

Publication series

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


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