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Recent science and engineering results with the laser guide star adaptive optics system at Lick Observatory
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Paper Abstract

The Lick Observatory laser guide star adaptive optics system has undergone continual improvement and testing as it is being integrated as a facility science instrument on the Shane 3 meter telescope. Both Natural Guide Star (NGS) and Laser Guide Star (LGS) modes are now used in science observing programs. We report on system performance results as derived from data taken on both science and engineering nights and also describe the newly developed on-line techniques for seeing and system performance characterization. We also describe the future enhancements to the Lick system that will enable additional science goals such as long-exposure spectroscopy.

Paper Details

Date Published: 7 February 2003
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 4839, Adaptive Optical System Technologies II, (7 February 2003); doi: 10.1117/12.459680
Show Author Affiliations
Donald T. Gavel, Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (United States)
Elinor L. Gates, Univ. of California/Santa Cruz (United States)
Claire E. Max, Lawrence Livermore National Lab. and Univ. of California/Santa Cruz (United States)
Scot S. Olivier, Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (United States)
Brian J. Bauman, Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (United States)
Deanna Marie Pennington, Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (United States)
Bruce A. Macintosh, Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (United States)
Jennifer Patience, Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (United States)
Curtis G. Brown, Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (United States)
Pamela M. Danforth, Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (United States)
Randall L. Hurd, Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (United States)
Scott A. Severson, Univ. of California/Santa Cruz (United States)
James P. Lloyd, Univ. of California/Berkeley (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4839:
Adaptive Optical System Technologies II
Peter L. Wizinowich; Domenico Bonaccini, Editor(s)

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