WAET: low-cost ground based telescopes for accelerated exoplanet direct imaging. (arXiv:1907.04897v1 [astro-ph.IM])

WAET: low-cost ground based telescopes for accelerated exoplanet direct imaging. (arXiv:1907.04897v1 [astro-ph.IM])
<a href="http://arxiv.org/find/astro-ph/1/au:+Monreal_B/0/1/0/all/0/1">Benjamin Monreal</a>, <a href="http://arxiv.org/find/astro-ph/1/au:+Oddo_D/0/1/0/all/0/1">Dominic Oddo</a>, <a href="http://arxiv.org/find/astro-ph/1/au:+Rodriguez_C/0/1/0/all/0/1">Christian Rodriguez</a>

The Wide Aperture Exoplanet Telescope (WAET) is a new ground-based optical
telescope layout with an extremely asymmetric aperture, which results in new
exoplanet imaging reach at very low cost. We suggest that hWAET, a 100×2
telescope, can be built for $150M in the 2020s, and >300m versions merit
further R&D.

The Wide Aperture Exoplanet Telescope (WAET) is a new ground-based optical
telescope layout with an extremely asymmetric aperture, which results in new
exoplanet imaging reach at very low cost. We suggest that hWAET, a 100×2
telescope, can be built for $150M in the 2020s, and >300m versions merit
further R&D.

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