The EST (European Solar Telescope) is a 4-m class telescope, four times larger than any existing high resolution solar telescope. It is designated with the highest priority among the ground-based, medium term (2016-2020) new projects in the ASTRONET Roadmap (Panel C). The EST will be equipped with a suite of instruments to perform spectropolarimetric and imaging observations at high spatial and temporal resolution in the range UV-NIR. The conceptual design study, which has been funded from EU in the framework of FP7, started on February 2008. We summarize the Italian participation to the EST project, which includes detailed design of various subsystems affecting the opto-mechanical structure, the suite of post-focus instruments, the data handling, and the control system.
|Titolo:||The Italian contribution to the design study of the European Solar Telescope EST: Current status and future steps|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2009|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||4.1 Contributo in Atti di convegno|