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Proposed instrumentation for PILOT

Saunders, Will; Gillingham, Peter; McGrath, Andrew; Haynes, Roger; Storey, John W; Lawrence , Jonathan Simon; Burton, Michael Graham; Jenkins, Charles; Mora, Alcione

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PILOT (the Pathfinder for an International Large Optical Telescope) is a proposed Australian/European optical/infrared telescope for Dome C on the Antarctic Plateau, with target first light in 2012. The proposed telescope is 2.4m diameter, with overall focal ratio f/10, and a 1 degree field-of-view. In median seeing conditions, it delivers 0.3" FWHM widefield image quality, from 0.7-2.5 microns. In the best quartile of conditions, it delivers diffraction-limited imaging down to 1 micron, or...[Show more]

dc.contributor.authorSaunders, Will
dc.contributor.authorGillingham, Peter
dc.contributor.authorMcGrath, Andrew
dc.contributor.authorHaynes, Roger
dc.contributor.authorStorey, John W
dc.contributor.authorLawrence , Jonathan Simon
dc.contributor.authorBurton, Michael Graham
dc.contributor.authorJenkins, Charles
dc.contributor.authorMora, Alcione
dc.date.accessioned2015-12-08T22:11:26Z
dc.identifier.issn1017-2653
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1885/29789
dc.description.abstractPILOT (the Pathfinder for an International Large Optical Telescope) is a proposed Australian/European optical/infrared telescope for Dome C on the Antarctic Plateau, with target first light in 2012. The proposed telescope is 2.4m diameter, with overall focal ratio f/10, and a 1 degree field-of-view. In median seeing conditions, it delivers 0.3" FWHM widefield image quality, from 0.7-2.5 microns. In the best quartile of conditions, it delivers diffraction-limited imaging down to 1 micron, or even less with lucky imaging. The areas where PILOT offers the greatest advantages over existing ground-based telescopes are (a) very high resolution optical imaging, (b) high resolution wide-field optical imaging, and (c) all wide-field thermal infrared imaging. The proposed first generation instrumentation consists of (a) a fast, lownoise camera for diffraction-limited optical lucky imaging; (b) a gigapixel optical camera for seeing-limited imaging over a 1 degree field; (c) a 4K × 4K near-infrared (1-5 micron) camera with both wide-field and diffraction-limited modes; and (d) a double-beamed mid-infrared (7-40 micron) imaging spectrograph.
dc.publisherSPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
dc.sourceInternational Society for Optical Engineering Proceedings Series
dc.subjectKeywords: Antarctica; Fast guiding; Infrared; Instrumentation; Optical; Tip-tilt; Wide-field; Astronomical satellites; Astrophysics; Cameras; Diffraction; Image quality; Infrared devices; Instruments; Light; Optical image storage; Optical telescopes; Spacecraft obs Antarctica; Fast guiding; Infrared; Instrumentation; Optical; Tip-tilt; Wide-field
dc.titleProposed instrumentation for PILOT
dc.typeJournal article
local.description.notesImported from ARIES
local.identifier.citationvolume7014
dc.date.issued2008
local.identifier.absfor020102 - Astronomical and Space Instrumentation
local.identifier.ariespublicationu4362859xPUB68
local.type.statusPublished Version
local.contributor.affiliationSaunders, Will, Anglo-Australian Observatory
local.contributor.affiliationGillingham, Peter, Anglo-Australian Observatory
local.contributor.affiliationMcGrath, Andrew, Anglo-Australian Observatory
local.contributor.affiliationHaynes, Roger, Anglo-Australian Observatory
local.contributor.affiliationStorey, John W, University of New South Wales
local.contributor.affiliationLawrence , Jonathan Simon, University of New South Wales
local.contributor.affiliationBurton, Michael Graham, University of New South Wales
local.contributor.affiliationJenkins, Charles, College of Physical and Mathematical Sciences, ANU
local.contributor.affiliationMora, Alcione, Univ. Autonoma de Madrid
local.description.embargo2037-12-31
local.bibliographicCitation.startpage1
local.bibliographicCitation.lastpage9
local.identifier.doi10.1117/12.788858
dc.date.updated2016-02-24T11:06:16Z
local.identifier.scopusID2-s2.0-66249094582
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