SUBJECT HEADINGS: telescopes (SEND ALL EDITORIAL CORRESPONDANCE TO: E.F. BORRA)

Abstract

We discuss a new technology that promises large inexpensive mirrors. We argue that it should be possible to tilt a rotating viscous liquid by perhaps as much as a few tens of degrees. The tilted liquid parabolic surface is used as the support for a thin reflecting metallic film. We demonstrate two critical steps: that a viscous liquid mirror can be tilted… (More)

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