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Solar adaptive optics: a progress report
Author(s): Thomas R. Rimmele; Kit Richards; Steven L. Hegwer; Deqing Ren; S. Fletcher; Scott Gregory; Leonid V. Didkovsky; Carsten J. Denker; William Marquette; J. Marino; Philip R. Goode
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Paper Abstract

We present a progress report of the solar adaptive optics (AO) development program at the National Solar Observatory (NSO) and the Big Bear Solar Observatory (BBSO). Examples of diffraction-limited observations obtained with the NSO low-order solar adaptive optics system at the Dunn Solar Telescope (DST) are presented. The design of the high order adaptive optics systems that will be deployed at the DST and the BBSO is discussed. The high order systems will provide diffraction-limited observations of the Sun in median seeing conditions at both sites.

Paper Details

Date Published: 7 February 2003
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 4839, Adaptive Optical System Technologies II, (7 February 2003); doi: 10.1117/12.457018
Show Author Affiliations
Thomas R. Rimmele, National Solar Observatory (United States)
Kit Richards, National Solar Observatory (United States)
Steven L. Hegwer, National Solar Observatory (United States)
Deqing Ren, National Solar Observatory (United States)
S. Fletcher, National Solar Observatory (United States)
Scott Gregory, National Solar Observatory (United States)
Leonid V. Didkovsky, New Jersey Institute of Technology (United States)
Carsten J. Denker, New Jersey Institute of Technology (United States)
William Marquette, New Jersey Institute of Technology (United States)
J. Marino, New Jersey Institute of Technology (United States)
Philip R. Goode, New Jersey Institute of Technology (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4839:
Adaptive Optical System Technologies II
Peter L. Wizinowich; Domenico Bonaccini, Editor(s)

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