Toward NGST

Roger Angel, Jim Burge, Neville Woolf

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A telescope to follow the HST does not necessarily have to be a lot bigger to make a dramatic advance in observing capability. Provided it is cooled to allow exploration the 2 -4 m window of very dark sky background, and has several times the 0.85 m aperture of SIRTF, it would have already unique capability to resolve and study the crowded fields of the most strongly redshifted, distant galaxies. Such a telescope could test many of the advanced technologies needed for the mirror elements in future deployed telescopes or interferometers of very large size.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)185-186
Number of pages2
JournalProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
StatePublished - 1998
EventSpace Telescopes and Instruments V - Kona, HI, United States
Duration: Mar 20 1998Mar 20 1998


  • Infrared
  • Optical perfonnance
  • Space telescope
  • Ultra-lightweight

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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