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Paper: Instrumentation in the ELT Era
Volume: 393, New Horizons in Astronomy: Frank N. Bash Symposium 2007
Page: 79
Authors: Barnes, S.
Abstract: At present there are several efforts worldwide which aim to build the next generation of large ground-based telescopes. These extremely large telescopes (ELTs) will ensure the boundaries of astronomical exploration continue to expand. While these future extremely large telescopes are in themselves technically challenging, the greatest challenges may arise from the complexity demanded by those instruments inspired by the prospect of large apertures and high angular resolutions. In this proceedings an overview of the proposed optical to near-infrared future elts will be given along with a discussion of some of the proposed instrumentation. Some of the difficulties faced by ELT instrumentation builders and possible solutions will be explored.
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