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Solar imaging at National Solar Observatory using a segmented adaptive optics system
Author(s): D. Scott Acton; Richard B. Dunn
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Paper Abstract

The Lockheed Missiles and Space Co. (LMSC) has developed a 57-actuator segmented adaptive optics (AO) system to compensate for atmospheric turbulence encountered in ground- based solar astronomy. While working with the National Solar Observatory (NSO), this system has been successfully tested in several observing runs on the Tower Telescope at Sacramento Peak. This paper gives a brief description of the AO system with emphasis on recent developments. Images from a recent observing run with the AO system are also presented.

Paper Details

Date Published: 25 August 1993
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 1920, Active and Adaptive Optical Components and Systems II, (25 August 1993); doi: 10.1117/12.152680
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D. Scott Acton, Lockheed Missiles and Space Co. (United States)
Richard B. Dunn, National Solar Observatory (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1920:
Active and Adaptive Optical Components and Systems II
Mark A. Ealey, Editor(s)

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