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Adaptive Optics: Methods, Analysis and Applications
Toronto Canada
July 10-14, 2011
ISBN: 978-1-55752-914-5
Systems II (AWA)

Robo-AO: An Autonomous Laser Adaptive Optics and Science System

Christoph Baranec, Reed Riddle, A. Ramaprakash, Nicholas Law, Shriharsh Tendulkar, Shrinivas Kulkarni, Richard Dekany, Khanh Bui, Jack Davis, Jeff Zolkower, Jason Fucik, Mahesh Burse, Hillol Das, Pravin Chordia, Mansi Kasliwal, Eran Ofek, Timothy Morton, and John Johnson  »View Author Affiliations


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Robo-AO, a fully autonomous, laser guide star adaptive optics and science system, is being commissioned at Palomar Observatory’s 60-inch telescope. Here we discuss the instrument, scientific goals and results of initial on-sky operation.

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(350.1270) Other areas of optics : Astronomy and astrophysics
(110.1080) Imaging systems : Active or adaptive optics

C. Baranec, R. Riddle, A. Ramaprakash, N. Law, S. Tendulkar, S. Kulkarni, R. Dekany, K. Bui, J. Davis, J. Zolkower, J. Fucik, M. Burse, H. Das, P. Chordia, M. Kasliwal, E. Ofek, T. Morton, and J. Johnson, "Robo-AO: An Autonomous Laser Adaptive Optics and Science System," in Imaging and Applied Optics, OSA Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2011), paper AWA2.

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