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WFIRST-2.4: What Every Astronomer Should Know

  title={WFIRST-2.4: What Every Astronomer Should Know},
  author={David N. Spergel and Neil Gehrels and James Bernard Breckinridge and Megan Donahue and Alan Dressler and B. Scott Gaudi and Thomas P. Greene and Olivier Guyon and Christopher M. Hirata and Jason S. Kalirai and N. Jeremy Kasdin and Warren Moos and Saul Perlmutter and Marc Postman and Bernard J. Rauscher and Jason D. Rhodes and Yingying Wang and David H. Weinberg and Joan M. Centrella and Wesley A. Traub and C. Baltay and James Colbert and David P. Bennett and Alina Kiessling and Bruce A. Macintosh and Julian Merten and Michael J. Mortonson and Matthew T. Penny and Eduardo Rozo and Dmitry Savransky and Karl R. Stapelfeldt and Yu. Zu and Charles L. Baker and Edward Cheng and David A. Content and Jennifer A. Dooley and Marc Christopher Foote and Renaud Goullioud and Kevin Grady and Clifton E. Jackson and Jeffrey W. Kruk and Marie B. Levine and Mark Melton and Catherine L. Peddie and J. Ruffa and Stuart Shaklan},
  journal={arXiv: Instrumentation and Methods for Astrophysics},
The Astro2010 Decadal Survey recommended a Wide Field Infrared Survey Telescope (WFIRST) as its top priority for a new large space mission. The report of the WFIRST-AFTA Science Definition Team (SDT) presents a Design Reference Mission for WFIRST that employs one of the 2.4-m, Hubble-quality mirror assemblies recently made available to NASA. The 2.4-m primary mirror enables a mission with greater sensitivity and higher angular resolution than the smaller aperture designs previously considered… Expand

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