Robo-AO: Initial results from the first autonomous laser guide star adaptive optics instrument

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Riddle, R.; Baranec, C.; Law, N. M.; Ramaprakash, A. N.; Tendulkar, S.; Hogstrom, K.; Bui, K.; Burse, M.; Chordia, P.; Das, H.; Dekany, R.; Kulkarni, S. R.; Punnadi, S.; Smith, R.;
  • Publisher: Astronomical Institute
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    arxiv: Astrophysics::Galaxy Astrophysics | Astrophysics::Cosmology and Extragalactic Astrophysics | Astrophysics::Earth and Planetary Astrophysics | Astrophysics::Instrumentation and Methods for Astrophysics | Astrophysics::Solar and Stellar Astrophysics

Large surveys, such as the Kepler mission and Palomar Transient Factory, are discovering upwards of thousands of objects which require further characterization at angular resolutions significantly finer than normally allowed by atmospheric seeing. The demands on preciou... View more
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