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Upgraded wavefront sensor control and analysis software for the MMT Observatory
Author(s): T. E. Pickering
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Paper Abstract

The MMT Observatory uses a suite of Shack-Hartmann wavefront sensors to maintain telescope focus, collimation, and primary mirror figure. The first of those systems were developed and commissioned in 2001–2003 and in routine operation since then. The software developed control these systems and analyze the data they produce was largely unchanged until 2017. We have since replaced that software with completely new software based on Python and the AstroPy ecosystem.

Paper Details

Date Published: 6 July 2018
PDF: 13 pages
Proc. SPIE 10700, Ground-based and Airborne Telescopes VII, 1070065 (6 July 2018); doi: 10.1117/12.2313091
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T. E. Pickering, MMT Observatory (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 10700:
Ground-based and Airborne Telescopes VII
Heather K. Marshall; Jason Spyromilio; Roberto Gilmozzi, Editor(s)

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