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Design considerations for CELT adaptive optics
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Paper Abstract

California Institute of Technology and University of California have begun conceptual design studies for a new telescope for astronomical research at visible and infrared wavelengths. The California Extremely Large Telescope (CELT) is currently envisioned as a filled-aperture, steerable, segmented telescope of approximately 30 m diameter. The key to satisfying many of the science goals of this observatory is the availability of diffraction-limited wavefront control. We describe potential observing modes of CELT, including a discussion of the several major outstanding AO system architectural design issues to be resolved prior to the initiation of the detailed design of the adaptive optics capability.

Paper Details

Date Published: 20 July 2000
PDF: 14 pages
Proc. SPIE 4003, Optical Design, Materials, Fabrication, and Maintenance, (20 July 2000); doi: 10.1117/12.391511
Show Author Affiliations
Richard G. Dekany, Jet Propulsion Lab. (United States)
Jerry E. Nelson, Univ. of California/Santa Cruz (United States)
Brian J. Bauman, Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (United States)


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

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