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The Robo-AO-2 facility for rapid visible/near-infrared AO imaging and the demonstration of hybrid techniques
Author(s): Christoph Baranec; Mark Chun; Donald Hall; Michael Connelley; Klaus Hodapp; Daniel Huber; Michael Liu; Eugene Magnier; Karen Meech; Marianne Takamiya; Richard Griffiths; Reed Riddle; Richard Dekany; Mansi Kasliwal; Ryan Lau; Nicholas M. Law; Olivier Guyon; Imke de Pater; Mike Wong; Eran Ofek; Heidi Hammel; Marc Kuchner; Amy Simon; Anna Moore; Markus Kissler-Patig; Marcos A. van Dam
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Paper Abstract

We are building a next-generation laser adaptive optics system, Robo-AO-2, for the UH 2.2-m telescope that will deliver robotic, diffraction-limited observations at visible and near-infrared wavelengths in unprecedented numbers. The superior Maunakea observing site, expanded spectral range and rapid response to high-priority events represent a significant advance over the prototype. Robo-AO-2 will include a new reconfigurable natural guide star sensor for exquisite wavefront correction on bright targets and the demonstration of potentially transformative hybrid AO techniques that promise to extend the faintness limit on current and future exoplanet adaptive optics systems.

Paper Details

Date Published: 10 July 2018
PDF: 15 pages
Proc. SPIE 10703, Adaptive Optics Systems VI, 1070327 (10 July 2018); doi: 10.1117/12.2312835
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Christoph Baranec, Institute for Astronomy, Univ. of Hawai'i (United States)
Mark Chun, Institute for Astronomy, Univ. of Hawai'i (United States)
Donald Hall, Institute for Astronomy, Univ. of Hawai'i (United States)
Michael Connelley, Institute for Astronomy, Univ. of Hawai'i (United States)
Klaus Hodapp, Institute for Astronomy, Univ. of Hawai'i (United States)
Daniel Huber, Institute for Astronomy, Univ. of Hawai'i (United States)
Michael Liu, Institute for Astronomy, Univ. of Hawai'i (United States)
Eugene Magnier, Institute for Astronomy, Univ. of Hawai'i (United States)
Karen Meech, Institute for Astronomy, Univ. of Hawai'i (United States)
Marianne Takamiya, Univ. of Hawai'i at Hilo (United States)
Richard Griffiths, Univ. of Hawaiʻi at Hilo (United States)
Reed Riddle, Caltech (United States)
Richard Dekany, Caltech (United States)
Mansi Kasliwal, Caltech (United States)
Ryan Lau, Caltech (United States)
Nicholas M. Law, The Univ. of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (United States)
Olivier Guyon, Subaru Telescope, National Astronomical Observatory of Japan (United States)
Imke de Pater, Univ. of California, Berkeley (United States)
Mike Wong, Univ. of California, Berkeley (United States)
Eran Ofek, Benoziyo Ctr.for Astrophysics, Weizmann Institute of Science (Israel)
Heidi Hammel, Association of Universities for Research in Astronomy (United States)
Marc Kuchner, NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
Amy Simon, NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
Anna Moore, Research School of Astronomy and Astrophysics, The Australian National University (Australia)
Markus Kissler-Patig, European Southern Observatory (Germany)
Marcos A. van Dam, Flat Wavefronts (New Zealand)


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

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