Extremely Large Sparse Aperture Telescopes

Aden and Marjorie Meinel

Concepts for the next generation of extremely large telescopes are being studied by national and international consortia. The reality of diminishing fiscal resources presents new challenges. What about a sparse or almost-filled aperture telescope? Could it meet the requirements of scientists at lower cost?

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Extremely Large Sparse Aperture Telescopes

Aden and Marjorie Meinel

Concepts for the next generation of extremely large telescopes are being studied by national and international consortia. The reality of diminishing fiscal resources presents new challenges. What about a sparse or almost-filled aperture telescope? Could it meet the requirements of scientists at lower cost?

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Publish Date: 01 October 2003


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