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PALM-3000: visible light AO on the 5.1-meter Telescope
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Paper Abstract

PALM-3000 is proposed to be the first visible-light sodium laser guide star astronomical adaptive optics system. Deployed as a multi-user shared facility on the 5.1 meter Hale Telescope at Palomar Mountain, this state-of-the-art upgrade to the successful Palomar Adaptive Optics System will have the unique capability to open the visible light spectrum to diffraction-limited scientific access from the ground, providing angular imaging resolution as fine as 16 milliarcsec with modest sky coverage fraction.

Paper Details

Date Published: 28 June 2006
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 6272, Advances in Adaptive Optics II, 62720G (28 June 2006); doi: 10.1117/12.674496
Show Author Affiliations
Richard Dekany, Caltech Optical Observatories (United States)
Antonin Bouchez, Caltech Optical Observatories (United States)
Matthew Britton, Caltech Optical Observatories (United States)
Viswa Velur, Caltech Optical Observatories (United States)
Mitchell Troy, Jet Propulsion Lab. (United States)
J. Chris Shelton, Jet Propulsion Lab. (United States)
Jennifer Roberts, Jet Propulsion Lab. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6272:
Advances in Adaptive Optics II
Brent L. Ellerbroek; Domenico Bonaccini Calia, Editor(s)

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