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10 July 2018 An overview and status of GMT active and adaptive optics
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The Giant Magellan Telescope (GMT) wavefront control system will provide active optics control and optimized atmospheric turbulence correction to every instrument on the 25.4 m diameter GMT. All subsystems of the GMT wavefront control system have passed their preliminary design reviews, and several are now in the detailed design and prototyping phases. Significant progress has been made developing optimized control algorithms, and simulating observatory performance over a wide range of environmental conditions. We review the wavefront control strategy in each observing mode, and the associated image quality error budgets. We also describe recent d and prototyping progress, and our plans to complete the wavefront control system development and prepare for first light.
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Antonin H. Bouchez, George Z. Angeli, David S. Ashby, Robert Bernier, Rodolphe Conan, Brian A. McLeod, Fernando Quirós-Pacheco, and Marcos A. van Dam "An overview and status of GMT active and adaptive optics", Proc. SPIE 10703, Adaptive Optics Systems VI, 107030W (10 July 2018); doi: 10.1117/12.2314255; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2314255
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