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Adaptive optics for the 6.5-m MMT
Author(s): Michael Lloyd-Hart; Francois P. Wildi; Buddy Martin; Patrick C. McGuire; Matthew A. Kenworthy; Robert L. Johnson; Bruce C. Fitz-Patrick; George Z. Angeli; Stephen M. Miller III; James Roger P. Angel
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Paper Abstract

The adaptive optics system for the 6.5 m MMT conversion telescope will be the first to compensate the aberrated wavefront at the telescope's secondary mirror. This approach has unique advantages in terms of optical simplicity, high throughput and low emissivity. We report here the present state of construction, and the results of static and dynamic performance tests of the Cassegrain optical package.

Paper Details

Date Published: 7 July 2000
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 4007, Adaptive Optical Systems Technology, (7 July 2000); doi: 10.1117/12.390307
Show Author Affiliations
Michael Lloyd-Hart, Steward Observatory/Univ. of Arizona (United States)
Francois P. Wildi, Steward Observatory/Univ. of Arizona (United States)
Buddy Martin, Steward Observatory/Univ. of Arizona (United States)
Patrick C. McGuire, Steward Observatory/Univ. of Arizona (Spain)
Matthew A. Kenworthy, Steward Observatory/Univ. of Arizona (United States)
Robert L. Johnson, Steward Observatory/Univ. of Arizona (United States)
Bruce C. Fitz-Patrick, Steward Observatory/Univ. of Arizona (United States)
George Z. Angeli, Steward Observatory/Univ. of Arizona (United States)
Stephen M. Miller III, Steward Observatory/Univ. of Arizona (United States)
James Roger P. Angel, Steward Observatory/Univ. of Arizona (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4007:
Adaptive Optical Systems Technology
Peter L. Wizinowich, Editor(s)

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