Special Section on a Future Large-Aperture Ultraviolet/Optical/Infrared Space Observatory

Reflections on the discovery space for a large ultraviolet-visible telescope: inputs from the European-led EUVO exercise

[+] Author Affiliations
Ana I. Gómez de Castro

Universidad Complutense de Madrid, AEGORA Research Group, Fac. CC. Matematicas, Plaza de Ciencias 3, 28040 Madrid, Spain

Boris Gaensicke

University of Warwick, Department of Physics, Hibbet Hill Road, Coventry CV4 7AL, United Kingdom

Coralie Neiner

PSL Research University, LESIA, Observatoire de Paris, CNRS, Sorbonne Universités, UPMC Univ. Paris 06, Univ. Paris Diderot, Sorbonne Paris Cité, 5 place Jules Janssen, 92195 Meudon, France

Martin A. Barstow

University of Leicester, Leicester Institute for Space and Earth Observation/Department of Physics and Astronomy, University Road, Leicester LE1 7RH, United Kingdom

J. Astron. Telesc. Instrum. Syst. 2(4), 041215 (Nov 07, 2016). doi:10.1117/1.JATIS.2.4.041215
History: Received February 1, 2016; Accepted October 13, 2016
Text Size: A A A

Abstract.  The solutions to a number of astrophysical problems require access to the ultraviolet, optical, and infrared from space-based facilities, with capabilities beyond those available with Hubble Space Telescope or James Webb Space Telescope. A large ultraviolet-optical-infrared telescope will need to have a large collecting area and milliarcsecond angular resolution capabilities plus highly efficient instruments, providing a revolutionary enhancement in capability. During 2013, the European astronomical community was involved in an exercise to outline the big science that could be achieved with such a facility; the proposal was called EUVO (as per European Ultraviolet-Visible Observatory). Inspired by that work, we describe a proposal on future science and instrumentation to be carried out with a 10-m class telescope.

Figures in this Article
© 2016 Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers

Citation

Ana I. Gómez de Castro ; Boris Gaensicke ; Coralie Neiner and Martin A. Barstow
"Reflections on the discovery space for a large ultraviolet-visible telescope: inputs from the European-led EUVO exercise", J. Astron. Telesc. Instrum. Syst. 2(4), 041215 (Nov 07, 2016). ; http://dx.doi.org/10.1117/1.JATIS.2.4.041215


Tables

Access This Article
Sign in or Create a personal account to Buy this article ($20 for members, $25 for non-members).

Some tools below are only available to our subscribers or users with an online account.

Related Content

Customize your page view by dragging & repositioning the boxes below.

Related Journal Articles

Related Book Chapters

Topic Collections

Advertisement
  • Don't have an account?
  • Subscribe to the SPIE Digital Library
  • Create a FREE account to sign up for Digital Library content alerts and gain access to institutional subscriptions remotely.
Access This Article
Sign in or Create a personal account to Buy this article ($20 for members, $25 for non-members).
Access This Proceeding
Sign in or Create a personal account to Buy this article ($15 for members, $18 for non-members).
Access This Chapter

Access to SPIE eBooks is limited to subscribing institutions and is not available as part of a personal subscription. Print or electronic versions of individual SPIE books may be purchased via SPIE.org.