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Gemini wavefront sensing subsystems
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Paper Abstract

The Acquisition and Guiding Unit of the Gemini Telescope is able to support two major signal-processing functions: off axis active optics correction, and off axis fast guiding and focus. Both functions are performed by using up to two different Shack-Hartmann wavefront sensors working in the visible (called the Peripheral Wavefront Sensors). In addition to these wavefront sensors, each facility instrument includes its On Instrument Wavefront Sensor, which provides on or off axis fast guiding, and in some cases focus and astigmatism correction. In this paper, we will describe the different wavefront sensors and the results obtained in closed loop in terms of image quality and temporal performance.

Paper Details

Date Published: 4 February 2003
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 4837, Large Ground-based Telescopes, (4 February 2003); doi: 10.1117/12.457996
Show Author Affiliations
Corinne Boyer, Gemini Observatory (United States)
Jacques Sebag, Gemini Observatory (United States)
Francois J. Rigaut, Gemini Observatory (United States)
Simon Chan, Gemini Observatory (United States)
Christopher J. Carter, Gemini Observatory (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4837:
Large Ground-based Telescopes
Jacobus M. Oschmann; Larry M. Stepp, Editor(s)

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