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Experiences operating CFHT's adaptive optics system
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Paper Abstract

The Canada-France-Hawaii Telescope Adaptive Optics system has now been on the sky for two years. During that time it has been installed on the telescope 13 + times with over 100 nights of scheduled observing time. It is routinely producing red and near IR images with 0.10 arcsecond full- width half-max under median seeing conditions. We present the experience we have gained using this system. We discuss installation and set up including characterization, tuning, and focusing. We consider observer training on and following use of the system. And we consider support issues.

Paper Details

Date Published: 11 September 1998
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 3353, Adaptive Optical System Technologies, (11 September 1998); doi: 10.1117/12.321624
Show Author Affiliations
James Thomas, Canada-France-Hawaii Telescope Corp. (United States)
Gregory A. Barrick, Canada-France-Hawaii Telescope Corp. (United States)
Jean-Luc Beuzit, Canada-France-Hawaii Telescope Corp. (France)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3353:
Adaptive Optical System Technologies
Domenico Bonaccini; Robert K. Tyson, Editor(s)

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