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Analysis of the Naval Observatory Flagstaff Station 1-m telescope using annular Zernike polynomials
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Paper Abstract

The Naval Observatory Flagstaff Station 1-m telescope is evaluated for the addition of adaptive optics capabilities to its instrumentation suite. Zernike decomposition of the optical system based on phase diversity measurements shows that the static optical aberrations are small enough that they will not degrade the performance of the deformable optical element. The analysis makes use of annular pupil Zernike polynomial reconstruction of the wavefront to accommodate the large obscuration in this telescope and compares this with the results from using filled circular Zernike polynomials.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 September 2003
PDF: 5 pages
Opt. Eng. 42(9) doi: 10.1117/1.1598210
Published in: Optical Engineering Volume 42, Issue 9
Show Author Affiliations
Sergio R. Restaino, Naval Research Lab. (United States)
Scott W. Teare, New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology (United States)
Michael DiVittorio, Naval Research Observatory (United States)
G. Charmaine Gilbreath, Naval Research Lab. (United States)
David Mozurkewich, Naval Research Lab. (United States)

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