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WAET: low-cost ground based telescopes for accelerated exoplanet direct imaging

By SpaceRef Editor
July 14, 2019
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Benjamin Monreal, Dominic Oddo, Christian Rodriguez

(Submitted on 10 Jul 2019)

The Wide Aperture Exoplanet Telescope (WAET) is a new ground-based optical telescope layout with an extremely asymmetric aperture, which results in new exoplanet imaging reach at very low cost. We suggest that hWAET, a 100×2 telescope, can be built for $150M in the 2020s, and >300m versions merit further R&D.

Comments: Project white paper submitted to the Astro2020 Decadal Survey

Subjects: Instrumentation and Methods for Astrophysics (astro-ph.IM); Earth and Planetary Astrophysics (astro-ph.EP)

Cite as: arXiv:1907.04897 [astro-ph.IM]

  (or arXiv:1907.04897v1 [astro-ph.IM] for this version)

Submission history

From: Benjamin Monreal  

[v1] Wed, 10 Jul 2019 19:27:27 UTC (3,043 KB)

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