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Scientific results from the MMT Natural Guide Star Adaptive Optics System
Author(s): Matthew A. Kenworthy; Douglas L. Miller; Guido Brusa; Philip M. Hinz; Donald L. Fisher; Michael Lloyd-Hart; Francois P. Wildi; Donald W. McCarthy Jr.; Dylan L. Curley; Craig Kulesa; Patrick A. Young; Benjamin D. Oppenheimer; Wilson Liu; Michael R. Meyer; Julia Greissl
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Paper Abstract

The Natural Guide Star Adaptive Optics (NGS AO) system for the MMT Observatory is currently the only AO system in the world that uses a deformable secondary mirror to provide wavefront correction. This approach has unique advantages in terms of optical simplicity, high throughput and low emissivity. Here we present selected scientific results from the past year and a half of operation. Research with the AO system ranges from small scale structure around planetary nebulae, low mass stellar systems in the near IR, through to nulling interferometry in the mid infra-red.

Paper Details

Date Published: 25 October 2004
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 5490, Advancements in Adaptive Optics, (25 October 2004); doi: 10.1117/12.551023
Show Author Affiliations
Matthew A. Kenworthy, Steward Observatory/Univ. of Arizona (United States)
Douglas L. Miller, Steward Observatory/Univ. of Arizona (United States)
Guido Brusa, Steward Observatory/Univ. of Arizona (United States)
Philip M. Hinz, Steward Observatory/Univ. of Arizona (United States)
Donald L. Fisher, Steward Observatory/Univ. of Arizona (United States)
Michael Lloyd-Hart, Steward Observatory/Univ. of Arizona (United States)
Francois P. Wildi, Steward Observatory/Univ. of Arizona (United States)
Donald W. McCarthy Jr., Steward Observatory/Univ. of Arizona (United States)
Dylan L. Curley, Steward Observatory/Univ. of Arizona (United States)
Craig Kulesa, Steward Observatory/Univ. of Arizona (United States)
Patrick A. Young, Steward Observatory/Univ. of Arizona (United States)
Benjamin D. Oppenheimer, Steward Observatory/Univ. of Arizona (United States)
Wilson Liu, Steward Observatory/Univ. of Arizona (United States)
Michael R. Meyer, Steward Observatory/Univ. of Arizona (United States)
Julia Greissl, Steward Observatory/Univ. of Arizona (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5490:
Advancements in Adaptive Optics
Domenico Bonaccini Calia; Brent L. Ellerbroek; Roberto Ragazzoni, Editor(s)

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