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NAOS computer-aided control: an optimized and astronomer-oriented way of controlling large adaptive optics systems
Author(s): Gerard Zins; Francois Lacombe; Jens Knudstrup; David Mouillet; Didier Rabaud; Stephane Marteau; Laurent Rousset-Rouviere; Olivier Rondeaux; Julien Charton; Bertrand Lefort; Gerard Rousset; Norbert N. Hubin
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Paper Abstract

Adaptive Optics as a new tool for astronomical observation has proved a powerful means of investigation in high angular resolution programs. However, in spite of the complexity of the components involved (wavefront sensor, real-time computer), its use must be made as simple as possible in order to make it accessible to the largest audience of observers, and to answer the more demanding needs of modern observatories such as queue scheduling, service observing or remote observing. The Computer Aided Control developed for the Nasmyth Adaptive Optics System of the Very Large Telescope, will provide the astronomer with an extensive support, from the preparation of optimized observations to the automated operation of the instrument at the telescope either for hardware control, real time computing, or even preventive maintenance.

Paper Details

Date Published: 16 June 2000
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 4009, Advanced Telescope and Instrumentation Control Software, (16 June 2000); doi: 10.1117/12.388412
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Gerard Zins, SHAKTI (France) and European Southern Observatory (France)
Francois Lacombe, ODP/DESPA (France)
Jens Knudstrup, European Southern Observatory (Germany)
David Mouillet, LAOG/UJF (France)
Didier Rabaud, Office National d'Etudes et de Recherches Aerospatiales (France)
Stephane Marteau, ODP/DESPA (Germany)
Laurent Rousset-Rouviere, Office National d'Etudes et de Recherches Aerospatiales (France)
Olivier Rondeaux, ODP/DESPA (France)
Julien Charton, LAOG/UJF (France)
Bertrand Lefort, ODP/DESPA (France)
Gerard Rousset, Office National d'Etudes et de Recherches Aerospatiales (France)
Norbert N. Hubin, European Southern Observatory (Germany)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4009:
Advanced Telescope and Instrumentation Control Software
Hilton Lewis, Editor(s)

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