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Cute SCIDAR: presentation of the new Canarian instrument and first observational results
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Paper Abstract

We present a new generation SCIDAR instrument that is a fully automatically controlled device with a user-friendly interface. Alignment and observation are reduced to easy and rapid handling without the effort operating in the dome. This instrument is installed in the Jacobus Kapteyn Telescope on La Palma. We describe our progress from prototype to second generation instrument, emphasizing the design and the software for Cute SCIDAR, and show profiles from systematic monitoring using the prototype instrument on Tenerife and Cute SCIDAR on La Palma.

Paper Details

Date Published: 25 October 2004
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 5490, Advancements in Adaptive Optics, (25 October 2004); doi: 10.1117/12.551795
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Claudia Karin Hoegemann, Instituto de Astrofisica de Canarias (Spain)
Sergio Chueca, Instituto de Astrofisica de Canarias (Spain)
Jose Miguel Delgado, Instituto de Astrofíiica de Canarias (Spain)
Jesus Jimenez Fuensalida, Instituto de Astrofisica de Canarias (Spain)
Begona Garcia-Lorenzo, Instituto de Astrofisica de Canarias (Spain)
Esteban Gonzales Mendizabal, Instituto de Astrofisica de Canarias (Spain)
Instituto Nacional de Astrofisica, Optica y Electronica (Mexico)
Marcos Reyes, Instituto de Astrofisica de Canarias (Spain)
Manuel Verde, Instituto de Astrofisica de Canarias (Spain)
Jean Vernin, LUAN, CNRS and Univ. de Nice Sophia Antipolis (France)


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

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