Robo-AO: autonomous and replicable laser-adaptive-optics and science system

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Baranec, C.; Riddle, R.; Ramaprakash, A. N.; Law, N.; Tendulkar, S.; Kulkarni, S. R.; Dekany, R.; Bui, K.; Davis, J.; Burse, M.; Das, H.; Hildebrandt, S.; Punnadi, S.; Smith, R.;
  • Publisher: Society of Photo-optical Instrumentation Engineers (SPIE)
  • Related identifiers: doi: 10.1117/12.924867
  • Subject: Astrophysics - Instrumentation and Methods for Astrophysics

We have created a new autonomous laser-guide-star adaptive-optics (AO) instrument on the 60-inch (1.5-m) telescope at Palomar Observatory called Robo-AO. The instrument enables diffraction-limited resolution observing in the visible and near-infrared with the ability to... View more
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