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Very Large Optics of the Future

Aden B. Meinel & Marjorie P. Meinel

Optical systems for both astronomy and for defense programs always have been and always will be at the dual limits of technology and cost. There have been a number of significant branching points in the long history of telescopes. A short look backward at the path traversed in the continuing quest for the world's largest is a useful perspective from which to view the future.

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Publish Date: 01 March 1986


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