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W.M. Keck Observatory adaptive optics program
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Paper Abstract

The status and plans for a multi-phase program to build adaptive optics (AO) user facilities for one of the Keck telescopes is presented. The planned facilities include (1) fast tip/tilt correction, (2) near infrared AO with natural stars, and potentially (3) a near infrared AO facility with a single laser beacon. Description of these facilities and their implementation on the telescope are described. In addition, descriptions of the current and future suite of scientific instruments that would take advantage of adaptive optics are provided. Problems and concerns associated with implementing adaptive optics facilities at Keck (e.g., a segmented primary, a 10 meter baseline, rotation of a non-symmetric pupil, etc.) are discussed.

Paper Details

Date Published: 31 May 1994
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 2201, Adaptive Optics in Astronomy, (31 May 1994); doi: 10.1117/12.176064
Show Author Affiliations
Peter L. Wizinowich, W.M. Keck Observatory (United States)
Jerry E. Nelson, W.M. Keck Observatory (United States)
Terry S. Mast, W.M. Keck Observatory (United States)
Anthony D. Gleckler, W.M. Keck Observatory (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2201:
Adaptive Optics in Astronomy
Mark A. Ealey; Fritz Merkle, Editor(s)

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