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Design and performance of the SOAR primary mirror calibration wavefront sensor
Author(s): Allan Wirth; Jennifer Roberts; Thomas Gonsiorowski; Thomas A. Sebring
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Paper Abstract

Adaptive Optics Associates has designed and built the Southern Astrophysical Research (SOAR) telescope primary mirror calibration wavefront sensor. It will be used to monitor the figure of the active primary mirror during observations. The package also includes an acquisition camera subsystem. The sensor uses many commercial components to control cost while meeting the desired technical specifications. We describe the wavefront sensor system and present results of performance testing obtained in the laboratory.

Paper Details

Date Published: 7 March 2003
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 4841, Instrument Design and Performance for Optical/Infrared Ground-based Telescopes, (7 March 2003); doi: 10.1117/12.461976
Show Author Affiliations
Allan Wirth, Adaptive Optics Associates, Inc. (United States)
Jennifer Roberts, Adaptive Optics Associates Inc. (United States)
Thomas Gonsiorowski, Adaptive Optics Associates Inc. (United States)
Thomas A. Sebring, Southern Astrophysical Research Telescope Project (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4841:
Instrument Design and Performance for Optical/Infrared Ground-based Telescopes
Masanori Iye; Alan F. M. Moorwood, Editor(s)

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