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Tropospheric seeing effects on site selection and the use of adaptive optics for solar telescopes
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Paper Abstract

Because of the very small size of the isoplanatic patch resulting from high altitude, tropopause seeing, the use of the Solar Differential Image Motion Monitor (S-DIMM) for solar seeing observations at large zenith distances is significantly compromised. I examine the resulting limitations and attempt to correct for these in its use for the Advanced Technology Solar Telescope (ATST/DKIST) site survey. Suggestions are given about how one might correct for this altitude seeing by Dual Conjugate and Multi-Conjugate Adaptive Optics (DCAO/MCAO). I also comment on adaptive optics for corona observations with the use of Laser Guide Star aided wavefront sensing.

Paper Details

Date Published: 11 July 2018
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 10703, Adaptive Optics Systems VI, 107036Y (11 July 2018); doi: 10.1117/12.2304661
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Jacques Maurice Beckers, College of Optical Sciences, The Univ. of Arizona (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 10703:
Adaptive Optics Systems VI
Laird M. Close; Laura Schreiber; Dirk Schmidt, Editor(s)

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