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AO-308: the high-order adaptive optics system at Big Bear Solar Observatory
Author(s): Sergey Shumko; Nicolas Gorceix; Seonghwan Choi; Aglaé Kellerer; Wenda Cao; Philip R. Goode; Volodymyr Abramenko; Kit Richards; Thomas R. Rimmele; Jose Marino
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Paper Abstract

In this paper we present Big Bear Solar Observatory’s (BBSO) newest adaptive optics system – AO-308. AO-308 is a result of collaboration between BBSO and National Solar Observatory (NSO). AO-308 uses a 357 actuators deformable mirror (DM) from Xinetics and its wave front sensor (WFS) has 308 sub-apertures. The WFS uses a Phantom V7.3 camera which runs at 2000 Hz with the region of interest of 416×400 pixels. AO-308 utilizes digital signal processors (DSPs) for image processing. AO-308 has been successfully used during the 2013 observing season. The system can correct up to 310 modes providing diffraction limited images at all wavelengths of interest.

Paper Details

Date Published: 7 August 2014
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 9148, Adaptive Optics Systems IV, 914835 (7 August 2014); doi: 10.1117/12.2056731
Show Author Affiliations
Sergey Shumko, Big Bear Solar Observatory (United States)
Nicolas Gorceix, Big Bear Solar Observatory (United States)
Seonghwan Choi, Big Bear Solar Observatory (United States)
Korea Astronomy and Space Science Institute (Korea, Republic of)
Aglaé Kellerer, Big Bear Solar Observatory (United States)
Wenda Cao, Big Bear Solar Observatory (United States)
New Jersey Institute of Technology (United States)
Philip R. Goode, New Jersey Institute of Technology (United States)
Volodymyr Abramenko, Big Bear Solar Observatory (United States)
Kit Richards, National Solar Observatory (United States)
Thomas R. Rimmele, National Solar Observatory (United States)
Jose Marino, National Solar Observatory (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9148:
Adaptive Optics Systems IV
Enrico Marchetti; Laird M. Close; Jean-Pierre Véran, Editor(s)

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