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ASSIST: the test setup for the VLT AO facility
Author(s): Remko Stuik; Robin Arsenault; Ralf Conzelmann; Atul Deep; Bernard Delabre; Pascal Hallibert; Laurent Jolissaint; Norbert Hubin; Sarah Kendrew; Pierre-Yves Madec; Frank Molster; Jerome Paufique; Evert Pauwels; Stefan Stroebele; Emiel Wiegers
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Paper Abstract

ASSIST: The Adaptive Secondary Setup and Instrument STimulator is the test setup for the verification and calibration of three elements of the VLT Adaptive Optics Facility.; the Deformable Secondary Mirror (DSM) the AO system for MUSE and HAWK-I (GALACSI and GRAAL). In the DSM testing mode the DSM will be tested using both interferometry and fast wave front sensing. In full AO mode, ASSIST will allow testing of the AO systems under realistic atmospheric conditions and optically equivalent to the conditions on the telescope. ASSIST is nearing its final design review and in this paper we present the current optical and mechanical design of ASSIST. In this paper we highlight some of the specific aspects of ASSIST that we are developing for ASSIST.

Paper Details

Date Published: 16 July 2008
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 7015, Adaptive Optics Systems, 70154F (16 July 2008); doi: 10.1117/12.789225
Show Author Affiliations
Remko Stuik, Leiden Observatory, Leiden Univ. (Netherlands)
Robin Arsenault, European Southern Observatory (Germany)
Ralf Conzelmann, European Southern Observatory (Germany)
Atul Deep, Leiden Observatory, Leiden Univ. (Netherlands)
Bernard Delabre, European Southern Observatory (Germany)
Pascal Hallibert, Leiden Observatory, Leiden Univ. (Netherlands)
Laurent Jolissaint, Leiden Observatory, Leiden Univ. (Netherlands)
Norbert Hubin, European Southern Observatory (Germany)
Sarah Kendrew, Leiden Observatory, Leiden Univ. (Netherlands)
Pierre-Yves Madec, European Southern Observatory (Germany)
Frank Molster, European Southern Observatory (Germany)
Jerome Paufique, European Southern Observatory (Germany)
Evert Pauwels, European Southern Observatory (Germany)
Stefan Stroebele, European Southern Observatory (Germany)
Emiel Wiegers, Leiden Observatory, Leiden Univ. (Netherlands)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7015:
Adaptive Optics Systems
Norbert Hubin; Claire E. Max; Peter L. Wizinowich, Editor(s)

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