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7 February 2003 Preparation tool for optimal observations with NAOS-CONICA
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We have designed, realized and tested a dedicated software tool defined so as to enable a wide non-specialist community to perform optimal adaptive optics observations with VLT instrument NAOS-CONICA. We first precise the requirements derived from NAOS complexity due to a large number of configurations, ESO/VLT operational policy including service mode observations and limited human interaction during observations, and astronomical observation requirements. We then present the developed software tool, so-called "Preparation Software", that couples a user-friendly interface that accepts observation conditions (including seeing, star magnitude etc...) and an elaborate simulator of adaptive optics based on the NAOS characteristics.
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David Mouillet, Stephane Marteau, Gerard Zins, Jean-Marc Conan, Eric Gendron, Laurent Rousset-Rouviere, Jean-Luc Beuzit, Anne-Marie Lagrange, Claire Moutou, and Gerard Rousset "Preparation tool for optimal observations with NAOS-CONICA", Proc. SPIE 4839, Adaptive Optical System Technologies II, (7 February 2003);

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