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Lessons learned in the design, construction, and implementation of the W.M. Keck Observatory AO system
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Paper Abstract

The construction and integration of the Keck AO system presented many interesting challenges, stemming from the program's unique scientific objectives and the size and shape of the Keck telescope primary mirror. In this paper, we will discuss several technical problems encountered during the design, construction, integration, and commissioning of the Keck AO system, and describe the solutions that have been implemented in the AO system.

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Date Published: 7 July 2000
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 4007, Adaptive Optical Systems Technology, (7 July 2000); doi: 10.1117/12.390296
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D. Scott Acton, W.M. Keck Observatory (United States)
Peter L. Wizinowich, W.M. Keck Observatory (United States)
Michael DiVittorio, W.M. Keck Observatory (United States)
Tom Gregory, Royal Greenwich Observatory (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4007:
Adaptive Optical Systems Technology
Peter L. Wizinowich, Editor(s)

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