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Journal Articles Proceedings of the Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers Year : 2012

2.5@C - An Off-Axis Telescope Concept for Antarctic Astronomy

G. Moretto
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Isabelle Vauglin
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Abstract

The Antarctic plateau offers exceptional atmospheric and environmental conditions for astronomical observations over a wide range of wavelengths and uniquely favorable to infrared astronomy. Exceptional low sky brightness throughout the near- and mid-infrared and a telescope facility complying with the highest possible dynamic range for photometry, angular resolution and the wide-field leads to the possibility of a modest-sized 2m off-axis telescope achieving comparable sensitivity to that of a larger ground-based 8-10m class telescope or a same sized space-based ones.
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in2p3-00740937 , version 1 (11-10-2012)

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G. Moretto, Nicolas Epchtein, Maud Langlois, Isabelle Vauglin. 2.5@C - An Off-Axis Telescope Concept for Antarctic Astronomy. Proceedings of the Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers, 2012, 8444, pp.84445E. ⟨10.1117/12.927257⟩. ⟨in2p3-00740937⟩
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