next-generation telescope

next-generation telescope

Any telescope, under development, under construction, or in operation, with design features that make use of the most recent technology. The next-generation optical telescopes are giant reflectors with apertures exceeding 6 meters. Their features include lightweight monolithic or segmented primary mirrors, active optics, adaptive optics, computer control of the telescope, optics, and the attached instrumentation, and remote operation. Certain new technologies are being installed on older existing telescopes.
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