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7 July 2000 Progress with the Lick adaptive optics system
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Progress and results of observations with the Lick Observatory Laser Guide Star Adaptive Optics System are presented. This system is optimized for diffraction-limited imaging in the near infrared, 1 - 2 micron wavelength bands. We describe our development efforts in a number of component areas including, a redesign of the optical bench layout, the commissioning of a new infrared science camera, and improvements to the software and user interface. There is also an ongoing effort to characterize the system performance with both natural and laser guide stars and to fold this data into a refined system model. Such a model can be used to help plan future observations, for example, predicting the point-spread function as a function of seeing and guide star magnitude.
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Donald T. Gavel, Scot S. Olivier, Brian J. Bauman, Claire E. Max, and Bruce A. Macintosh "Progress with the Lick adaptive optics system", Proc. SPIE 4007, Adaptive Optical Systems Technology, (7 July 2000);


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