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Preparation tool for optimal observations with NAOS-CONICA
Author(s): David Mouillet; Stephane Marteau; Gerard Zins; Jean-Marc Conan; Eric Gendron; Laurent Rousset-Rouviere; Jean-Luc Beuzit; Anne-Marie Lagrange; Claire Moutou; Gerard Rousset
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Paper Abstract

We have designed, realized and tested a dedicated software tool defined so as to enable a wide non-specialist community to perform optimal adaptive optics observations with VLT instrument NAOS-CONICA. We first precise the requirements derived from NAOS complexity due to a large number of configurations, ESO/VLT operational policy including service mode observations and limited human interaction during observations, and astronomical observation requirements. We then present the developed software tool, so-called "Preparation Software", that couples a user-friendly interface that accepts observation conditions (including seeing, star magnitude etc...) and an elaborate simulator of adaptive optics based on the NAOS characteristics.

Paper Details

Date Published: 7 February 2003
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 4839, Adaptive Optical System Technologies II, (7 February 2003); doi: 10.1117/12.460051
Show Author Affiliations
David Mouillet, Observatoire de Grenoble/UJF (France)
Stephane Marteau, European Southern Observatory (Germany)
Gerard Zins, European Southern Observatory (Germany)
Jean-Marc Conan, ONERA (France)
Eric Gendron, Observatoire de Paris-Meudon/LESIA (France)
Laurent Rousset-Rouviere, ONERA (France)
Jean-Luc Beuzit, Observatoire de Grenoble/UJF (France)
Anne-Marie Lagrange, Observatoire de Grenoble/UJF (France)
Claire Moutou, Lab. d'Astrophysique de Marseille (France)
Gerard Rousset, ONERA (France)

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

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