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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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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