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First light for Hokupa'a 36 on Gemini North
Author(s): J. Elon Graves; Malcolm J. Northcott; Francois J. Roddier; Claude A. Roddier; Dan Potter; Daniel J. O'Connor; Francois J. Rigaut; Mark Richard Chun
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Paper Abstract

The University of Hawaii adaptive optics program has recently moved its 36 actuators system, named 'Hokupa'a 36', to the Gemini North Telescope. First light for Hokupa'a 36 was in time for the dedication of this telescope during June 1999 and most of the images presented were taken with this adaptive optics system. This paper will cover the modifications to the CFHT, Hokupa'a 36 system that were necessary to accommodate the larger 8 meter aperture of the Gemini Telescope. Performance at the telescope has now been measured and compares favorably with that predicted.

Paper Details

Date Published: 7 July 2000
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 4007, Adaptive Optical Systems Technology, (7 July 2000); doi: 10.1117/12.390369
Show Author Affiliations
J. Elon Graves, Univ. of Hawaii/Manoa (United States)
Malcolm J. Northcott, Univ. of Hawaii/Manoa (United States)
Francois J. Roddier, Univ. of Hawaii/Manoa (United States)
Claude A. Roddier, Univ. of Hawaii/Manoa (United States)
Dan Potter, Univ. of Hawaii/Manoa (United States)
Daniel J. O'Connor, Univ. of Hawaii/Manoa (United States)
Francois J. Rigaut, Gemini Observatory (United States)
Mark Richard Chun, Gemini Observatory (United States)

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

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