A 10-m class national large optical-IR telescope
G. C. ANUPAMA G. MAHESWAR S. SRIRAM T. SIVARANI P. S. PARIHAR S. NAGABHUSHAN DORJE ANGCHUK S. BARWAY B. C. BHATT R. BANYAL ALIKHAN BASHEER PRASANNA DESHMUKH DEVIKA DIVAKAR TSEWANG DORJAI ARUNA GOSWAMI K. V. GOVINDA SONAM JORPHAIL U. S. KAMATH MADAN MOHAN KEMKAR TASHI TSERING MAHAY S. MUNEER C. MUTHUMARIAPPAN SHANTIKUMAR SINGH NINGOMBAM G. PANDEY B. E. REDDY D. K. SAHU D. S. SANDEEP RAMYA SETHURAM C. S. STALIN S. SUBRAMANIAN STANZIN TSEWANG A. SUBRAMANIAM
An observatory class national large optical-IR telescope (NLOT), is proposed to be built and located in the country. The telescope consists of a 10–12 m segmented primary. In order to cater to a diversity of observational programs, the telescope is designed with high throughput in both the optical and IRregions (0.3–5 $\mu$m). It should perform reasonably well up to 30 $\mu$m. The telescope and instruments should have remote operations capability, allowing for the queue as well as classical scheduling and high reliability and robustness. This article provides a brief description of the science cases that drive the telescope requirements, activities related to optics design and some thoughts on the instruments.
G. C. ANUPAMA1 G. MAHESWAR1 S. SRIRAM1 T. SIVARANI1 P. S. PARIHAR1 S. NAGABHUSHAN1 DORJE ANGCHUK2 S. BARWAY1 B. C. BHATT1 R. BANYAL1 ALIKHAN BASHEER3 PRASANNA DESHMUKH1 DEVIKA DIVAKAR3 TSEWANG DORJAI2 ARUNA GOSWAMI1 K. V. GOVINDA1 SONAM JORPHAIL2 U. S. KAMATH1 MADAN MOHAN KEMKAR1 TASHI TSERING MAHAY2 S. MUNEER1 C. MUTHUMARIAPPAN1 SHANTIKUMAR SINGH NINGOMBAM1 G. PANDEY1 B. E. REDDY1 D. K. SAHU1 D. S. SANDEEP1 RAMYA SETHURAM3 C. S. STALIN1 S. SUBRAMANIAN1 STANZIN TSEWANG2 A. SUBRAMANIAM1
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