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MAGIQ at the W. M. Keck Observatory: initial deployment of a new acquisition, guiding, and image quality monitoring system
Author(s): Sean M. Adkins; Judith G. Cohen; Joel Aycock; James Bell; Richard Cohen; Andrew Cooper; Bob Goodrich; Jimmy Johnson; Shui H. Kwok; Jim Lyke; Kevin McCann; Chris Neyman; Tom Nordin; Sergey Panteleev; Grant Tolleth; Myrna Tsubota
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Paper Abstract

The W. M. Keck Observatory has completed the development and initial deployment of MAGIQ, the Multi-function Acquisition, Guiding and Image Quality monitoring system. MAGIQ is an integrated system for acquisition, guiding and image quality measurement for the Keck telescopes. This system replaces the acquisition and guiding hardware and software for existing instruments at the Observatory and is now the standard for visible wavelength band acquisition cameras for future instrumentation. In this paper we report on the final design and implementation of this new system, which includes three major components: a visible wavelength band acquisition camera, image quality measurement capability, and software for acquisition, guiding and image quality monitoring. The overall performance is described, as well as the details of our approach to integrating low order wavefront sensing capability in order to provide closed loop control of telescope focus.

Paper Details

Date Published: 9 July 2008
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 7014, Ground-based and Airborne Instrumentation for Astronomy II, 70141U (9 July 2008); doi: 10.1117/12.789857
Show Author Affiliations
Sean M. Adkins, W. M. Keck Observatory (United States)
Judith G. Cohen, California Institute of Technology (United States)
Joel Aycock, W. M. Keck Observatory (United States)
James Bell, W. M. Keck Observatory (United States)
Richard Cohen, W. M. Keck Observatory (United States)
Andrew Cooper, W. M. Keck Observatory (United States)
Bob Goodrich, W. M. Keck Observatory (United States)
Jimmy Johnson, W. M. Keck Observatory (United States)
Shui H. Kwok, W. M. Keck Observatory (United States)
Jim Lyke, W. M. Keck Observatory (United States)
Kevin McCann, W. M. Keck Observatory (United States)
Chris Neyman, W. M. Keck Observatory (United States)
Tom Nordin, W. M. Keck Observatory (United States)
Sergey Panteleev, W. M. Keck Observatory (United States)
Grant Tolleth, W. M. Keck Observatory (United States)
Myrna Tsubota, W. M. Keck Observatory (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7014:
Ground-based and Airborne Instrumentation for Astronomy II
Ian S. McLean; Mark M. Casali, Editor(s)

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