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SLODAR turbulence characterization for ELTs
Author(s): Richard W. Wilson; Christopher D. Saunter; Juan Carlos Guerra
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Paper Abstract

SLODAR (SLOpe Detection And Ranging) is a technique for real-time monitoring of the vertical profile of atmospheric optical turbulence strength and velocity from Shack-Hartmann wavefront sensor observations of bright binary stars. Results are presented from SLODAR systems deployed at the William Herschel telescope and Mercator telescope in La Palma. We describe the design of a prototype portable SLODAR instrument which is being developed as a site characterization tool for ELTs, and for real-time support of astronomy with adaptive optics.

Paper Details

Date Published: 7 July 2004
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 5382, Second Backaskog Workshop on Extremely Large Telescopes, (7 July 2004); doi: 10.1117/12.566377
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Richard W. Wilson, Univ. of Durham (United Kingdom)
Christopher D. Saunter, Univ. of Durham (United Kingdom)
Juan Carlos Guerra, Univ. of Durham (United Kingdom)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5382:
Second Backaskog Workshop on Extremely Large Telescopes
Arne L. Ardeberg; Torben Andersen, Editor(s)

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