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Infrared adaptive optics system for the 6.5-m MMT: system status and prototype results
Author(s): Michael Lloyd-Hart; James Roger P. Angel; David G. Sandler; Todd K. Barrett; Patrick C. McGuire; Troy A. Rhoadarmer; Donald G. Bruns; Stephen M. Miller; Donald W. McCarthy; Matthew Cheselka
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Paper Abstract

The Multiple Mirror Telescope (MMT) is now being replaced by a single 6.5m telescope which will have an integral adaptive optics system optimized for near IR operation. We illustrate key results obtained with low-order adaptive optics at the MMT and report on progress on the major components of the system for the new telescope. We also give a brief update on the status of the telescope itself. First light for the adaptive system is expected in mid 1999.

Paper Details

Date Published: 11 September 1998
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 3353, Adaptive Optical System Technologies, (11 September 1998); doi: 10.1117/12.321743
Show Author Affiliations
Michael Lloyd-Hart, Univ. of Arizona (United States)
James Roger P. Angel, Univ. of Arizona (United States)
David G. Sandler, ThermoTrex Corp. (United States)
Todd K. Barrett, ThermoTrex Corp. (United States)
Patrick C. McGuire, Univ. of Arizona (Spain)
Troy A. Rhoadarmer, Univ. of Arizona (United States)
Donald G. Bruns, ThermoTrex Corp. (United States)
Stephen M. Miller, Univ. of Arizona (United States)
Donald W. McCarthy, Univ. of Arizona (United States)
Matthew Cheselka, National Optical Astronomy Observatories (United States)

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

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