PILOT-where to next from here?

J. W V Storey, W. Saunders, J. S. Lawrence, P. R. Gillingham, R. Haynes

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The Phase A design study of PILOT-the Pathfinder for an International Large Optical Telescope-has demonstrated that a wide-field 2.5 m optical/IR telescope can be constructed at Concordia for a reasonable cost. There are no technical 'show stoppers', and the cost of logistics is also quantifiable and reasonable. A strong science case has been developed and published as three separate papers. In order to proceed further, the next step is to undertake a detailed design study and identify potential manufacturers.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)187-192
Number of pages6
JournalEAS Publications Series
Publication statusPublished - 2010


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