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PCR: a PC-based wave front reconstructor for MMT-AO
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Paper Abstract

PC Reconstructor (PCR) is the control software for the natural guide star and the laser guide star systems at the 6.5m Multiple Mirror Telescope (MMT) operating with the adaptive secondary mirror on Mt. Hopkins south of Tucson, AZ. The PCR computes and corrects atmospheric turbulence featuring a common interface between the wave front sensor camera control link and the deformable mirror, diagnostic data management, vibration control, closed-loop data distribution and saving routines, and housekeeping modules. We report here on the development, use and the on-sky performance of the PCR.

Paper Details

Date Published: 14 July 2008
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 7019, Advanced Software and Control for Astronomy II, 70190E (14 July 2008); doi: 10.1117/12.790249
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Vidhya Vaitheeswaran, Steward Observatory, Univ. of Arizona (United States)
Phil Hinz, Steward Observatory, Univ. of Arizona (United States)
Guido Brusa, Large Binocular Telescope (United States)
Doug Miller, Large Binocular Telescope (United States)
Thomas Stalcup, Multiple Mirror Telescope (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7019:
Advanced Software and Control for Astronomy II
Alan Bridger; Nicole M. Radziwill, Editor(s)

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