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POST: a polar stratospheric telescope

[+] Author Affiliations
Holland C. Ford

Johns Hopkins Univ. and Space Telescope Science Institute (USA)

Pierre Y. Bely, James H. Crocker, Ronald J. Allen, Richard L. White, Richard Burg, Christopher J. Burrows, Mark Clampin

Space Telescope Science Institute (USA)

John Bally

Univ. of Colorado/Boulder (USA)

Mike Dopita, Jeremy Mould

MSSSO (Australia)

James N. Tilley III

Ball Aerospace Systems Group (USA)

Frank Bartko

Bartko Science and Technology (USA)

Doyal A. Harper, Stephan Meyer

Univ. of Chicago (USA)

Garth D. Illingworth

Univ. of California/Santa Cruz (USA)

Richard McCray

Univ. of Colorado (USA)

Colin Norman

Johns Hopkins Univ. (USA)

Proc. SPIE 2199, Advanced Technology Optical Telescopes V, 298 (June 1, 1994); doi:10.1117/12.176198
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  • Advanced Technology Optical Telescopes V
  • Larry M. Stepp
  • Kailua, Kona, HI | March 13, 1994

abstract

The lower stratosphere in the polar regions offers conditions for observation in the near-infrared comparable to those obtained from space. We describe a concept for a 6-meter, diluted aperture, near-infrared telescope carried by a tethered aerostat flying at 12 km altitude, to serve as a testbed for future space astronomical observatories while producing frontier science.

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Holland C. Ford ; Pierre Y. Bely ; John Bally ; James H. Crocker ; Mike Dopita, et al.
"POST: a polar stratospheric telescope", Proc. SPIE 2199, Advanced Technology Optical Telescopes V, 298 (June 1, 1994); doi:10.1117/12.176198; http://dx.doi.org/10.1117/12.176198


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