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MagAO-X: project status and first laboratory results
Author(s): Jared R. Males; Laird M. Close; Kelsey Miller; Lauren Schatz; David Doelman; Jennifer Lumbres; Frans Snik; Alex Rodack; Justin Knight; Kyle Van Gorkom; Joseph D. Long; Alex Hedglen; Maggie Kautz; Nemanja Jovanovic; Katie Morzinski; Olivier Guyon; Ewan Douglas; Katherine B. Follette; Julien Lozi; Chris Bohlman; Olivier Durney; Victor Gasho; Phil Hinz; Michael Ireland; Madison Jean; Christoph Keller; Matt Kenworthy; Ben Mazin; Jamison Noenickx; Dan Alfred; Kevin Perez; Anna Sanchez; Corwynn Sauve; Alycia Weinberger; Al Conrad
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Paper Abstract

MagAO-X is an entirely new extreme adaptive optics system for the Magellan Clay 6.5 m telescope, funded by the NSF MRI program starting in Sep 2016. The key science goal of MagAO-X is high-contrast imaging of accreting protoplanets at Hα. With 2040 actuators operating at up to 3630 Hz, MagAO-X will deliver high Strehls (> 70%), high resolution (19 mas), and high contrast (< 1 × 10-4 ) at Hα (656 nm). We present an overview of the MagAO-X system, review the system design, and discuss the current project status.

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Date Published: 10 July 2018
PDF: 14 pages
Proc. SPIE 10703, Adaptive Optics Systems VI, 1070309 (10 July 2018); doi: 10.1117/12.2312992
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Jared R. Males, Steward Observatory, The Univ. of Arizona (United States)
Laird M. Close, Steward Observatory, The Univ. of Arizona (United States)
Kelsey Miller, Steward Observatory, The Univ. of Arizona (United States)
College of Optical Sciences, The Univ. of Arizona (United States)
Lauren Schatz, Steward Observatory, The Univ. of Arizona (United States)
College of Optical Sciences, The Univ. of Arizona (United States)
David Doelman, Sterrewacht Leiden, Univ. Leiden (Netherlands)
Jennifer Lumbres, Steward Observatory, The Univ. of Arizona (United States)
College of Optical Sciences, The Univ. of Arizona (United States)
Frans Snik, Sterrewacht Leiden, Univ. Leiden (Netherlands)
Alex Rodack, Steward Observatory, The Univ. of Arizona (United States)
College of Optical Sciences, The Univ. of Arizona (United States)
Justin Knight, Steward Observatory, The Univ. of Arizona (United States)
College of Optical Sciences, The Univ. of Arizona (United States)
Kyle Van Gorkom, Steward Observatory, The Univ. of Arizona (United States)
College of Optical Sciences, The Univ. of Arizona (United States)
Joseph D. Long, Steward Observatory, The Univ. of Arizona (United States)
Alex Hedglen, Steward Observatory, The Univ. of Arizona (United States)
College of Optical Sciences, The Univ. of Arizona (United States)
Maggie Kautz, Steward Observatory, The Univ. of Arizona (United States)
College of Optical Sciences, The Univ. of Arizona (United States)
Nemanja Jovanovic, Caltech Optical Observatory, California Institute of Technology (United States)
Katie Morzinski, Steward Observatory, The Univ. of Arizona (United States)
Olivier Guyon, Steward Observatory and College of Optical Sciences, The Univ. of Arizona (United States)
Subaru Telescope, National Astronomical Observatory of Japan (United States)
Astrobiology Ctr., National Institutes of Natural Sciences (Japan)
Ewan Douglas, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (United States)
Katherine B. Follette, Amherst College (United States)
Julien Lozi, Subaru Telescope, National Astronomical Observatory of Japan (United States)
Chris Bohlman, Steward Observatory, The Univ. of Arizona (United States)
Olivier Durney, Steward Observatory, The Univ. of Arizona (United States)
Victor Gasho, Steward Observatory, The Univ. of Arizona (United States)
Phil Hinz, Steward Observatory, The Univ. of Arizona (United States)
Michael Ireland, The Australian National Univ. (Australia)
Madison Jean, Steward Observatory, The Univ. of Arizona (United States)
College of Optical Sciences, The Univ. of Arizona (United States)
Christoph Keller, Sterrewacht Leiden, Univ. Leiden (Netherlands)
Matt Kenworthy, Sterrewacht Leiden, Univ. Leiden (Netherlands)
Ben Mazin, Univ. of California, Santa Barbara (United States)
Jamison Noenickx, Steward Observatory, The Univ. of Arizona (United States)
Dan Alfred, Steward Observatory, The Univ. of Arizona (United States)
Kevin Perez, Steward Observatory, The Univ. of Arizona (United States)
Anna Sanchez, Steward Observatory, The Univ. of Arizona (United States)
Corwynn Sauve, Steward Observatory, The Univ. of Arizona (United States)
Alycia Weinberger, Carnegie Institution of Washington (United States)
Al Conrad, Large Binocular Telescope Observatory (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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