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MARTINI: system operation and astronomical performance
Author(s): Andrew Peter Doel; Colin N. Dunlop; John Victor Major; Richard M. Myers; Ray M. Sharples
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Paper Abstract

The MARTINI adaptive optics system has been engineered for regular astronomical observations on the 4.2 m William Herschel Telescope on La Palma. The design specifications for such a general purpose image-sharpening device are discussed. Examples of the imaging performance achieved during development of MARTINI are presented, together with results from visible-region astronomical imaging programs. The prospects for spectroscopic observations with this class of system are outlined.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 December 1991
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 1542, Active and Adaptive Optical Systems, (1 December 1991); doi: 10.1117/12.48820
Show Author Affiliations
Andrew Peter Doel, Univ. of Durham (United Kingdom)
Colin N. Dunlop, Univ. of Durham (United Kingdom)
John Victor Major, Univ. of Durham (United Kingdom)
Richard M. Myers, Univ. of Durham (United Kingdom)
Ray M. Sharples, Univ. of Durham (United Kingdom)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1542:
Active and Adaptive Optical Systems
Mark A. Ealey, Editor(s)

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