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Twelve thousand laser-AO observations: first results from the Robo-AO large surveys
Author(s): Nicholas M. Law; Christoph Baranec; Reed L. Riddle
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Paper Abstract

Robo-AO is the first AO system which can feasibly perform surveys of thousands of targets. The system has been operating in a fully robotic mode on the Palomar 1.5m telescope for almost two years. Robo-AO has completed nearly 12,000 high-angular-resolution observations in almost 20 separate science programs including exoplanet characterization, field star binarity, young star binarity and solar system observations. We summarize the Robo-AO surveys and the observations completed to date. We also describe the data-reduction pipeline we developed for Robo-AO—the first fully-automated AO data-reduction, point-spread-function subtraction and companion-search pipeline.

Paper Details

Date Published: 21 July 2014
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 9148, Adaptive Optics Systems IV, 91480A (21 July 2014); doi: 10.1117/12.2056994
Show Author Affiliations
Nicholas M. Law, The Univ. of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (United States)
Christoph Baranec, Institute for Astronomy, Univ. of Hawai'i (United States)
Reed L. Riddle, California Institute of Technology (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9148:
Adaptive Optics Systems IV
Enrico Marchetti; Laird M. Close; Jean-Pierre Véran, Editor(s)

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