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MICADO: the E-ELT adaptive optics imaging camera
Author(s): Richard Davies; N. Ageorges; L. Barl; L. R. Bedin; R. Bender; P. Bernardi; F. Chapron; Y. Clenet; A. Deep; E. Deul; M. Drost; F. Eisenhauer; R. Falomo; G. Fiorentino; N. M. Förster Schreiber; E. Gendron; R. Genzel; D. Gratadour; L. Greggio; F. Grupp; E. Held; T. Herbst; H.-J. Hess; Z. Hubert; K. Jahnke; K. Kuijken; D. Lutz; D. Magrin; B. Muschielok; R. Navarro; E. Noyola; T. Paumard; G. Piotto; R. Ragazzoni; A. Renzini; G. Rousset; H.-W. Rix; R. Saglia; L. Tacconi; M. Thiel; E. Tolstoy; S. Trippe; N. Tromp; E. A. Valentijn; G. Verdoes Kleijn; M. Wegner
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Paper Abstract

MICADO is the adaptive optics imaging camera for the E-ELT. It has been designed and optimised to be mounted to the LGS-MCAO system MAORY, and will provide diffraction limited imaging over a wide (~1 arcmin) field of view. For initial operations, it can also be used with its own simpler AO module that provides on-axis diffraction limited performance using natural guide stars. We discuss the instrument's key capabilities and expected performance, and show how the science drivers have shaped its design. We outline the technical concept, from the opto-mechanical design to operations and data processing. We describe the AO module, summarise the instrument performance, and indicate some possible future developments.

Paper Details

Date Published: 15 July 2010
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 7735, Ground-based and Airborne Instrumentation for Astronomy III, 77352A (15 July 2010); doi: 10.1117/12.856379
Show Author Affiliations
Richard Davies, Max Planck Institute for extraterrestrial Physics (Germany)
N. Ageorges, Max Planck Institute for extraterrestrial Physics (Germany)
L. Barl, Max Planck Institute for extraterrestrial Physics (Germany)
L. R. Bedin, Space Telescope Science Institute (United States)
R. Bender, Max Planck Institute for extraterrestrial Physics (Germany)
Munich Univ. Observatory (Germany)
P. Bernardi, Observatoire de Paris-Meudon (France)
F. Chapron, Observatoire de Paris-Meudon (France)
Y. Clenet, Observatoire de Paris-Meudon (France)
A. Deep, Leiden Observatory, Leiden Univ. (Netherlands)
E. Deul, Leiden Observatory, Leiden Univ. (Netherlands)
M. Drost, NOVA-ASTRON (Netherlands)
F. Eisenhauer, Max Planck Institute for extraterrestrial Physics (Germany)
R. Falomo, INAF, Astronomical Observatory of Padova (Italy)
G. Fiorentino, Kapteyn Astronomical Institute, Univ. of Groningen (Netherlands)
N. M. Förster Schreiber, Max Planck Institute for extraterrestrial Physics (Germany)
E. Gendron, Observatoire de Paris-Meudon (France)
R. Genzel, Max Planck Institute for extraterrestrial Physics (Germany)
D. Gratadour, Observatoire de Paris-Meudon (France)
L. Greggio, INAF, Astronomical Observatory of Padova (Italy)
F. Grupp, Munich Univ. Observatory (Germany)
E. Held, INAF, Astronomical Observatory of Padova (Italy)
T. Herbst, Max Planck Institute for Astronomy (Germany)
H.-J. Hess, Munich Univ. Observatory (Germany)
Z. Hubert, Observatoire de Paris-Meudon (France)
K. Jahnke, Max Planck Institute for Astronomy (Germany)
K. Kuijken, Leiden Observatory, Leiden Univ. (Netherlands)
D. Lutz, Max Planck Institute for extraterrestrial Physics (Germany)
D. Magrin, INAF, Astronomical Observatory of Padova (Italy)
B. Muschielok, Munich Univ. Observatory (Germany)
R. Navarro, NOVA-ASTRON (Netherlands)
E. Noyola, Max Planck Institute for extraterrestrial Physics (Germany)
Munich Univ. Observatory (Germany)
T. Paumard, Observatoire de Paris-Meudon (France)
G. Piotto, INAF, Astronomical Observatory of Padova (Italy)
R. Ragazzoni, INAF, Astronomical Observatory of Padova (Italy)
A. Renzini, INAF, Astronomical Observatory of Padova (Italy)
G. Rousset, Observatoire de Paris-Meudon (France)
H.-W. Rix, Max Planck Institute for Astronomy (Germany)
R. Saglia, Max Planck Institute for extraterrestrial Physics (Germany)
L. Tacconi, Max Planck Institute for extraterrestrial Physics (Germany)
M. Thiel, Max Planck Institute for extraterrestrial Physics (Germany)
E. Tolstoy, Kapteyn Astronomical Institute, Univ. of Groningen (Netherlands)
S. Trippe, Institut de Radioastronomie Millimétrique (France)
N. Tromp, NOVA-ASTRON (Netherlands)
E. A. Valentijn, Kapteyn Astronomical Institute, Univ. of Groningen (Netherlands)
G. Verdoes Kleijn, Kapteyn Astronomical Institute, Univ. of Groningen (Netherlands)
M. Wegner, Munich Univ. Observatory (Germany)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7735:
Ground-based and Airborne Instrumentation for Astronomy III
Ian S. McLean; Suzanne K. Ramsay; Hideki Takami, Editor(s)

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