We are building a next-generation laser adaptive optics system, Robo-AO-2, for the UH 2.2-m telescope that will deliver robotic, diffraction-limited observations at visible and near-infrared wavelengths in unprecedented numbers. The superior Maunakea observing site, expanded spectral range and rapid response to high-priority events represent a significant advance over the prototype. Robo-AO-2 will include a new reconfigurable natural guide star sensor for exquisite wavefront correction on bright targets and the demonstration of potentially transformative hybrid AO techniques that promise to extend the faintness limit on current and future exoplanet adaptive optics systems.
Christoph Baranec, Mark Chun, Donald Hall, Michael Connelley, Klaus Hodapp, Daniel Huber, Michael Liu, Eugene Magnier, Karen Meech, Marianne Takamiya, Richard Griffiths, Reed Riddle, Richard Dekany, Mansi Kasliwal, Ryan Lau, Nicholas M. Law, Olivier Guyon, Imke de Pater, Mike Wong, Eran Ofek, Heidi Hammel, Marc Kuchner, Amy Simon, Anna Moore, Markus Kissler-Patig, and Marcos A. van Dam, "The Robo-AO-2 facility for rapid visible/near-infrared AO imaging and the demonstration of hybrid techniques ," Proc. SPIE 10703, Adaptive Optics Systems VI, 1070327 (Presented at SPIE Astronomical Telescopes + Instrumentation: June 15, 2018; Published: 10 July 2018); https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2312835.
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