PILOT-like telescope potential

J. W V Storey, M. C B Ashley, M. G. Burton, J. S. Lawrence, W. Saunders

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In this paper we review the progress towards the deployment of a large "PILOT-like" telescope at Concordia Station, Dome C. PILOT is a proposed 2.4 m optical/IR telescope that will cost in excess of EUR 10 m, and is thus representative of the scale of facility that will transform Concordia into a significant international observatory. A design study of PILOT, funded by the Australian government, is currently underway. We describe the current status of this design study, and discuss the implications that major international projects such as PILOT hold for the future of Antarctic astronomy at Concordia.

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 pages5
ISBN (Print)9782759803804
Publication statusPublished - 2008
Externally publishedYes

Publication series

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


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