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W. M. Keck Observatory next-generation adaptive optics facility: science operations
Author(s): David Le Mignant; Christopher R. Neyman; Elizabeth J. McGrath
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Paper Abstract

The W. M. Keck Observatory is currently engaged in the conceptual design of a powerful new adaptive optics (AO) science capability providing precision AO correction in the near infrared (NIR) and visible and faint object multiplexed integral field spectroscopy. In this poster, we present the conceptual design of the Science Operations for this Next Generation Adaptive Optics (NGAO) facility. We summarize the main requirements for science operations resulting from the science cases and the Observatory requirements. We give an overview of the science operation paradigm and design that will meet these requirements. We then illustrate the pre-observing, observing and post-observing interfaces by looking into various observing scenarios. We conclude by briefly outlining the project milestones.

Paper Details

Date Published: 15 July 2008
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 7015, Adaptive Optics Systems, 701566 (15 July 2008); doi: 10.1117/12.790147
Show Author Affiliations
David Le Mignant, W. M. Keck Observatory (United States)
Univ. of California, Santa Cruz (United States)
Christopher R. Neyman, W. M. Keck Observatory (United States)
Elizabeth J. McGrath, Univ. of California, Santa Cruz (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7015:
Adaptive Optics Systems
Norbert Hubin; Claire E. Max; Peter L. Wizinowich, Editor(s)

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