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TMT NFIRAOS: adaptive optics system for the Thirty Meter Telescope
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Paper Abstract

NFIRAOS is the first-light adaptive optics system planned for the Thirty Meter Telescope, and is being designed at the National Research Council of Canada's Herzberg Institute of Astrophysics. NFIRAOS is a laser guide star multiconjugate adaptive optics system - a practical approach to providing diffraction limited image quality in the NIR over a 30" field of view, with high sky coverage. This will enable a wide range of TMT science that depends upon the large corrected field of view and high precision astrometry and photometry. We review recent progress developing the design and conducting performance estimates for NFIRAOS.

Paper Details

Date Published: 13 September 2012
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 8447, Adaptive Optics Systems III, 84471M (13 September 2012); doi: 10.1117/12.925087
Show Author Affiliations
Glen Herriot, NRC Herzberg Institute of Astrophysics (Canada)
David Andersen, NRC Herzberg Institute of Astrophysics (Canada)
Jenny Atwood, NRC Herzberg Institute of Astrophysics (Canada)
Peter Byrnes, NRC Herzberg Institute of Astrophysics (Canada)
Marc-André Boucher, INO (Canada)
Corinne Boyer, Thirty Meter Telescope Observatory Corp. (United States)
Kris Caputa, NRC Herzberg Institute of Astrophysics (Canada)
Carlos Correia, NRC Herzberg Institute of Astrophysics (Canada)
Jennifer Dunn, NRC Herzberg Institute of Astrophysics (Canada)
Brent Ellerbroek, Thirty Meter Telescope Observatory Corp. (United States)
Joeleff Fitzsimmons, NRC Herzberg Institute of Astrophysics (Canada)
Luc Gilles, Thirty Meter Telescope Observatory Corp. (United States)
Paul Hickson, The Univ. of British Columbia (Canada)
Alexis Hill, NRC Herzberg Institute of Astrophysics (Canada)
Dan Kerley, NRC Herzberg Institute of Astrophysics (Canada)
John Pazder, NRC Herzberg Institute of Astrophysics (Canada)
Vlad Reshetov, NRC Herzberg Institute of Astrophysics (Canada)
Scott Roberts, NRC Herzberg Institute of Astrophysics (Canada)
Malcolm Smith, NRC Herzberg Institute of Astrophysics (Canada)
Jean-Pierre Véran, NRC Herzberg Institute of Astrophysics (Canada)
Lianqi Wang, Thirty Meter Telescope Observatory Corp. (United States)
Ivan Wevers, NRC Herzberg Institute of Astrophysics (Canada)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8447:
Adaptive Optics Systems III
Brent L. Ellerbroek; Enrico Marchetti; Jean-Pierre Véran, Editor(s)

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