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Performance of active optics at the VLT
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Paper Abstract

The active optics system of the ESO Very Large Telescope has now been in operation since May 1998. All results from the wavefront analyses as well as numerous other telescope and environmental data are continuously logged. This allows for an accurate assessment of the performance of the active optics system and yields statistical correlations between the wavefront data and other telescope or external parameters.

Paper Details

Date Published: 20 July 2000
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 4003, Optical Design, Materials, Fabrication, and Maintenance, (20 July 2000); doi: 10.1117/12.391506
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Stephane Guisard, European Southern Observatory (Chile)
Lothar Noethe, European Southern Observatory (Germany)
Jason Spyromilio, European Southern Observatory (Germany)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4003:
Optical Design, Materials, Fabrication, and Maintenance
Philippe Dierickx, Editor(s)

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