PILOT: design and capabilities

W. Saunders, P. R. Gillingham, A. J. McGrath, J. W.V. Storey, J. S. Lawrence

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The proposed design for PILOT is a general-purpose, wide-field (1 o) 2.4 m, f/10 Ritchey-Chrétien telescope, with fast tip-tilt guiding, for 0.5-25 μm. The design allows both wide-field and diffraction-limited use at these wavelengths. The expected overall image quality, including median seeing, is 0.28-0.3″ FWHM from 0.8-2.4 μm. Point source sensitivities are estimated.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2nd ARENA Conference
Subtitle of host publication The Astrophysical Scsience Cases at Dome C
EditorsH. Zinnecker, N. Epehtein, H. Rauer
Number of pages4
Publication statusPublished - 2008
Externally publishedYes

Publication series

NameEAS Publications Series
ISSN (Print)1633-4760
ISSN (Electronic)1638-1963


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