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Robo-AO Kitt Peak: status of the system and deployment of a sub-electron readnoise IR camera to detect low-mass companions
Author(s): Maïssa Salama; Christoph Baranec; Rebecca Jensen-Clem; Reed Riddle; Dmitry Duev; Shrinivas Kulkarni; Nicholas M. Law
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Paper Abstract

We have started an initial three-year deployment of Robo-AO at the 2.1-m telescope at Kitt Peak, Arizona as of November 2015. We report here on the project status and two new developments with the Robo-AO KP system: the commissioning of a sub-electron readnoise SAPHIRA near-infrared camera, which will allow us to widen the scope of possible targets to low-mass stellar and substellar objects; and, performance analysis and tuning of the adaptive optics system, which will improve the sensitivity to these objects. Commissioning of the near-infrared camera and optimizing the AO performance occur in parallel with ongoing visible-light science programs.

Paper Details

Date Published: 26 July 2016
PDF: 15 pages
Proc. SPIE 9909, Adaptive Optics Systems V, 99091A (26 July 2016); doi: 10.1117/12.2233741
Show Author Affiliations
Maïssa Salama, Univ. of Hawai'i at Mānoa (United States)
Christoph Baranec, Univ. of Hawai'i at Mānoa (United States)
Rebecca Jensen-Clem, California Institute of Technology (United States)
Reed Riddle, California Institute of Technology (United States)
Dmitry Duev, California Institute of Technology (United States)
Shrinivas Kulkarni, California Institute of Technology (United States)
Nicholas M. Law, Univ. of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9909:
Adaptive Optics Systems V
Enrico Marchetti; Laird M. Close; Jean-Pierre Véran, Editor(s)

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