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Gemini prime focus wavefront sensor
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Paper Abstract

A Prime Focus Wavefront Sensor (PFWFS) has been designed and built at the Gemini Observatory. The system contains a Shack- Hartmann (SH) wavefront sensor and has been designed to use commercial components. The primary mirror of the 8 m Gemini Telescope has a complex active optics system that needs to be calculated during commissioning. The wavefront sensor was built to measure the image quality at prime focus, this eliminates the secondary mirror introducing supplementary aberrations. It has been successfully used during commissioning, to test the active optics.

Paper Details

Date Published: 7 July 2000
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 4007, Adaptive Optical Systems Technology, (7 July 2000); doi: 10.1117/12.390350
Show Author Affiliations
Jacques Sebag, Gemini Observatory (United States)
Dolores M. Walther, Gemini Observatory (United States)
Pedro Gigoux, Gemini Observatory (United States)
Jacobus M. Oschmann, Gemini Observatory (United States)
Charles P. Cavedoni, Gemini Observatory (United States)

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

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