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Performance predictions for the Keck telescope adaptive optics system
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Paper Abstract

The second Keck ten meter telescope (Keck-II) is slated to have an infrared-optimized adaptive optics system in the 1997 - 1998 time frame. This system will provide diffraction-limited images in the 1 - 3 micron region and the ability to use a diffraction-limited spectroscopy slit. The AO system is currently in the preliminary design phase and considerable analysis has been performed in order to predict its performance under various seeing conditions. In particular we have investigated the point-spread function, energy through a spectroscopy slit, crowded field contrast, object limiting magnitude, field of view, and sky coverage with natural and laser guide stars.

Paper Details

Date Published: 25 August 1995
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 2534, Adaptive Optical Systems and Applications, (25 August 1995); doi: 10.1117/12.217757
Show Author Affiliations
Donald T. Gavel, Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (United States)
Scot S. Olivier, Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2534:
Adaptive Optical Systems and Applications
Robert K. Tyson; Robert Q. Fugate, Editor(s)

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