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The 42m European ELT: status

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Roberto Gilmozzi, Jason Spyromilio

European Southern Observatory (Germany)

Proc. SPIE 7012, Ground-based and Airborne Telescopes II, 701219 (August 27, 2008); doi:10.1117/12.790801
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  • Ground-based and Airborne Telescopes II
  • Larry M. Stepp; Roberto Gilmozzi
  • Marseille, France | June 23, 2008

abstract

The EELT is a project led by ESO on behalf of its 14 member states. The project is in Phase B (detailed design), a 3-year, 57.2 M activity that will result in a Proposal for Construction by June 2010. The requirements for the basic reference design, starting point for the current phase, were defined through a community process that led to the convergence of earlier concepts into a single European project: a 42m adaptive telescope based on a novel 5-mirror design that is scheduled to have first light in 2017. This paper reports on the status of the Phase B activities, on the basic reference design development, and on the progress of the science case and Design Reference Mission.

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Mirrors ; Telescopes
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Roberto Gilmozzi and Jason Spyromilio
"The 42m European ELT: status", Proc. SPIE 7012, Ground-based and Airborne Telescopes II, 701219 (August 27, 2008); doi:10.1117/12.790801; http://dx.doi.org/10.1117/12.790801


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