EAS Publications Series
Volume 25, 20071st ARENA Conference on "Large Astronomical Infrastructures at CONCORDIA, prospects and constraints for Antarctic Optical/IR Astronomy"
|Page(s)||255 - 259|
|Published online||23 May 2007|
N. Epchtein and M. Candidi (eds)
EAS Publications Series, 25 (2007) 255-259
PILOT – the Pathfinder for an International Large Optical Telescope
School of Physics, University of New South Wales, Sydney, NSW 2052,
Corresponding author: email@example.com
PILOT is proposed as a partnership between Australia and Europe to develop a 2.4 m optical/infrared telescope for Dome C, Antarctica. Funding for a detailed designed study is being sought from Australian sources, with a view to commencing construction in early 2008. The current “strawman” design is for an f/10 dual Nasmyth configuration with provision for both a silicon carbide fast tip-tilt secondary mirror for the thermal infrared, and an adaptive secondary mirror to achieve diffraction-limited imaging at wavelengths as short as V-band.
© EAS, EDP Sciences, 2007