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University of Mexico adaptive optics program
Author(s): Salvador Cuevas; Pablo Diaz Sotelo; Fernando Garfias; Arturo I. Iriarte Valverde; Luis Artemio Martinez; Valeri G. Orlov; Valeri V. Voitsekhovich; Oscar Chapa; Silvio J. Tinoco; Jean Vernin; Remy Avila; Franck Marchis; J. Elon Graves; Malcolm J. Northcott; Francois J. Roddier; Claude A. Roddier
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Paper Abstract

We describe different works conducing to the adaptive optics system for the TIM 6.5m telescope. We show turbulence profiles result at our San Pedro Martir Observatory in Baja using the Generalized SCIDAR. We can conclude that the turbulence conditions in this site are comparable to the major observatories in the world. From these results and taken in account curvature AO simulations it is possible to predict the performances in limiting magnitude and sky coverage of different AO systems and telescopes in our observatory. We can also define the degree of the AO system for the TIM 6.5m telescope. We made a short description of our LOLA tip-tilt corrector system and the GUIELOA 19 elements curvature AO system. The calculation of the optics quality for the TIM 6.5m is briefly mentioned. Studies about the influence of the finite outerscale on the optical quality of AO corrected images are described.

Paper Details

Date Published: 11 September 1998
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 3353, Adaptive Optical System Technologies, (11 September 1998); doi: 10.1117/12.321690
Show Author Affiliations
Salvador Cuevas, Instituto de Astronomia/Univ. Nacional Autonoma de Mexico (Mexico)
Pablo Diaz Sotelo, Instituto de Astronomia/Univ. Nacional Autonoma de Mexico (Mexico)
Fernando Garfias, Instituto de Astronomia/Univ. Nacional Autonoma de Mexico (Mexico)
Arturo I. Iriarte Valverde, Instituto de Astronomia/Univ. Nacional Autonoma de Mexico (Mexico)
Luis Artemio Martinez, Instituto de Astronomia/Univ. Nacional Autonoma de Mexico (Mexico)
Valeri G. Orlov, Instituto de Astronomia/Univ. Nacional Autonoma de Mexico (Mexico)
Valeri V. Voitsekhovich, Instituto de Astronomia/Univ. Nacional Autonoma de Mexico (Mexico)
Oscar Chapa, Instituto de Astronomia/Univ. Nacional Autonoma de Mexico (Mexico)
Silvio J. Tinoco, Instituto de Astronomia/Univ. Nacional Autonoma de Mexico (Mexico)
Jean Vernin, Univ. de Nice (France)
Remy Avila, Univ. de Nice (Mexico)
Franck Marchis, European Southern Observatory (United States)
J. Elon Graves, Institute for Astronomy/Univ. of Hawaii (United States)
Malcolm J. Northcott, Institute for Astronomy/Univ. of Hawaii (United States)
Francois J. Roddier, Institute for Astronomy/Univ. of Hawaii (United States)
Claude A. Roddier, Institute for Astronomy/Univ. of Hawaii (United States)


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

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