An Adaptive Steerable Imaging Array

E.K. Hege, J.R.P. Angel, A.D. Gleckler, K.P. Pflibsen, B.L. Ulich
1994 Symposium - International astronomical union  
We propose an optimized design for the redeployment of the Multiple Mirror Telescope (MMT) primary optics as a 25 m Adaptive Steerable Imaging Array (ASIA) providing direct focal plane image formation. The design incorporates concepts of active telescope alignment and adaptive optics proven in the existing MMT. Basing predictions on contemporary radio telescope mount technology, 45 m to 100 m optical baselines may be practical.
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