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28 July 2010 EAGLE MOAO system conceptual design and related technologies
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EAGLE is the multi-object spatially-resolved near-IR spectrograph instrument concept for the E-ELT, relying on a distributed Adaptive Optics, so-called Multi Object Adaptive Optics. This paper presents the results of a phase A study. Using 84×84 actuator deformable mirrors, the performed analysis demonstrates that 6 laser guide stars (on an outer ring of 7.2' diameter) and up to 5 natural guide stars of magnitude R < 17, picked-up in a 7.3' diameter patrol field of view, allow us to obtain an overall performance in terms of Ensquared Energy of 35% in a 75×75mas2 resolution element at H band whatever the target direction in the centred 5' science field for median seeing conditions. In terms of sky coverage, the probability to find the 5 natural guide stars is close to 90% at galactic latitudes |b| ~ 60 deg. Several MOAO demonstration activities are also on-going.
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G. Rousset, T. Fusco, F. Assemat, E. Gendron, T. Morris, C. Robert, R. Myers, M. Cohen, N. Dipper, C. Evans, D. Gratadour, P. Jagourel, P. Laporte, D. Le Mignant, M. Puech, H. Schnetler, W. Taylor, F. Vidal, J.-G. Cuby, M. Lehnert, S. Morris, and P. Parr-Burman "EAGLE MOAO system conceptual design and related technologies", Proc. SPIE 7736, Adaptive Optics Systems II, 77360S (28 July 2010);


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