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Update on optical design of adaptive optics system at Lick Observatory
Author(s): Brian J. Bauman; Donald T. Gavel; Kenneth E. Waltjen; Gary J. Freeze; Randall L. Hurd; Elinor L. Gates; Claire E. Max; Scot S. Olivier; Deanna Marie Pennington
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Paper Abstract

In 1999, we presented our plan to upgrade the adaptive optics (AO) system on the Lick Observatory Shane telescope (3m) from a prototype instrument pressed into field service to a facility instrument. This paper updates the progress of that plan and details several important improvements in the alignment and calibration of the AO bench. The paper also includes a discussion of the problems seen in the original design of the tip/tilt (t/t) sensor used in laser guide star mode, and how these problems were corrected with excellent results.

Paper Details

Date Published: 4 February 2002
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 4494, Adaptive Optics Systems and Technology II, (4 February 2002); doi: 10.1117/12.454797
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Brian J. Bauman, Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (United States)
Donald T. Gavel, Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (United States)
Kenneth E. Waltjen, Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (United States)
Gary J. Freeze, Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (United States)
Randall L. Hurd, Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (United States)
Elinor L. Gates, Univ. of California/Santa Cruz/Lick Observatory (United States)
Claire E. Max, Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (United States)
Scot S. Olivier, Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (United States)
Deanna Marie Pennington, Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4494:
Adaptive Optics Systems and Technology II
Robert K. Tyson; Domenico Bonaccini; Michael C. Roggemann, Editor(s)

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