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Simultaneous SCIDAR and adaptive optics measurements: results and applications
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Paper Abstract

We present results of simultaneous measurements of atmospheric parameters using a SCIDAR instrument and the Calar Alto ALFA adaptive optics (AO) system. First results indicated that SCIDAR measurements can indeed be useful for selecting appropriate closed-loop settings of an AO system. We will further establish this assumption by presenting the fully reduced data sets showing the time series of the Fried parameter and the isoplanatic angle as obtained from the two instruments. The data was recorded under varying seeing conditions on a binary star and an open cluster. Additionally, we will point out possible applications of simultaneous SCIDAR measurements in AO observations and systems.

Paper Details

Date Published: 29 January 2002
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 4538, Optics in Atmospheric Propagation and Adaptive Systems IV, (29 January 2002); doi: 10.1117/12.454400
Show Author Affiliations
Robert A. Weiss, Max-Planck-Institut fuer Astronomie (Germany)
Stefan Hippler, Max-Planck-Institut fuer Astronomie (Germany)
Markus E. Kasper, European Southern Observatory (Germany)
Markus Feldt, Max-Planck-Institut fuer Astronomie (Germany)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4538:
Optics in Atmospheric Propagation and Adaptive Systems IV
Anton Kohnle; John D. Gonglewski; Thomas J. Schmugge, Editor(s)

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