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dc.contributor.authorMartin, H. M.
dc.date.accessioned2020-11-07T02:24:17Z
dc.date.available2020-11-07T02:24:17Z
dc.date.issued2019-09-09
dc.identifier.citationMartin, H. M. (2019, September). Making mirrors for giant telescopes. In Astronomical Optics: Design, Manufacture, and Test of Space and Ground Systems II (Vol. 11116, p. 111160J). International Society for Optics and Photonics.en_US
dc.identifier.issn0277-786X
dc.identifier.doi10.1117/12.2534601
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10150/648150
dc.description.abstractAdvances in our understanding of the Universe depend on improvements in sensitivity and angular resolution that can come only with larger telescopes. Telescope diameters increased by almost an order of magnitude in the last century, but that growth has been sporadic, limited mainly by the ability to make bigger mirrors that hold their shape against the dynamic effects of gravity, wind and temperature. Three major advances in mirror technology occurred in the 1980s, including the lightweight honeycomb mirrors made at the Richard F. Caris Mirror Lab at the University of Arizona. In this informal paper, I will describe these technologies and show how they enabled the current generation of 8- to 12-m telescopes and how they are now being used to build telescopes of 25 to 39 m.en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherSPIE-INT SOC OPTICAL ENGINEERINGen_US
dc.rights© 2019 SPIE.en_US
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dc.sourceAstronomical Optics: Design, Manufacture, and Test of Space and Ground Systems II
dc.subjecttelescopesen_US
dc.subjectELTsen_US
dc.subjectGiant Magellan Telescopeen_US
dc.subjectoptical fabricationen_US
dc.subjectoptical testingen_US
dc.titleMaking mirrors for giant telescopesen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.contributor.departmentUniv Arizona, Steward Observen_US
dc.identifier.journalASTRONOMICAL OPTICS: DESIGN, MANUFACTURE, AND TEST OF SPACE AND GROUND SYSTEMS IIen_US
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