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Monitoring the low wind effect on the Starfire Optical Range 3.5-m telescope
Author(s): Mala Mateen; Jack Drummond; Robert Johnson
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Paper Abstract

The 3.5 m telescope, located in Albuquerque, New Mexico, at the Starfire Optical Range (SOR) routinely images asteroids and moons orbiting around the asteroid. However point-spread-functions (PSFs) with trefoil-like structure make it difficult to detect moons at small angular separations from the parent asteroid. This work investigates whether the low wind effect, such as that reported by VLT/SPHERE, produces trefoil-like PSFs (Sauvage et. al 2016).

Paper Details

Date Published: 18 July 2018
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 10703, Adaptive Optics Systems VI, 107036P (18 July 2018); doi: 10.1117/12.2314277
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Mala Mateen, Air Force Research Lab. (United States)
Jack Drummond, Leidos (United States)
Robert Johnson, Air Force Research Lab. (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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