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VLT Adaptive Optics Program at the European Southern Observatory
Author(s): Norbert N. Hubin
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Paper Abstract

Herewith the ESO VLT adaptive optics program is introduced. This program includes several activities and projects such as the ADONIS project, COMIC and SHARP II cameras, a data reduction package dedicated to AO observations, the low noise fast readout CCD camera development for wavefront sensor, the quad cell avalanche photo diodes development. One of the main projects is currently the Nasmyth adaptive optics system (NAOS). The high level requirements and conceptual design of NAOS for Unit Telescope 1 of the very large telescope project are described. An introduction to the laser guide star program at ESO is also presented.

Paper Details

Date Published: 21 March 1997
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 2871, Optical Telescopes of Today and Tomorrow, (21 March 1997); doi: 10.1117/12.269117
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Norbert N. Hubin, European Southern Observatory (Germany)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2871:
Optical Telescopes of Today and Tomorrow
Arne L. Ardeberg, Editor(s)

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