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AO corrected satellite imaging from Mount Stromlo
Author(s): F. Bennet; F. Rigaut; I. Price; N. Herrald; I. Ritchie; C. Smith
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Paper Abstract

The Research School of Astronomy and Astrophysics have been developing adaptive optics systems for space situational awareness. As part of this program we have developed satellite imaging using compact adaptive optics systems for small (1-2 m) telescopes such as those operated by Electro Optic Systems (EOS) from the Mount Stromlo Observatory. We have focused on making compact, simple, and high performance AO systems using modern high stroke high speed deformable mirrors and EMCCD cameras. We are able to track satellites down to magnitude 10 with a Strehl in excess of 20% in median seeing.

Paper Details

Date Published: 26 July 2016
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 9909, Adaptive Optics Systems V, 990911 (26 July 2016); doi: 10.1117/12.2232189
Show Author Affiliations
F. Bennet, Australian National Univ. (Australia)
F. Rigaut, Australian National Univ. (Australia)
I. Price, Australian National Univ. (Australia)
N. Herrald, Australian National Univ. (Australia)
I. Ritchie, Mount Stromlo Observatory (Australia)
C. Smith, Mount Stromlo Observatory (Australia)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9909:
Adaptive Optics Systems V
Enrico Marchetti; Laird M. Close; Jean-Pierre Véran, Editor(s)

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