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13 December 2020 A program to monitor and improve routine AO operations
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Improved Adaptive Optics (AO) systems continue to revolutionize ground-based astronomy. Key to understanding a new AO systems capability is a quantitative measurement of performance, such as the Strehl Ratio (SR). At the Large Binocular Telescope (LBT) we have undertaken a program to monitor the performance of our AO system in regular use for science operations. Input to our analysis includes data taken specifically for this purpose during twilight and on engineering nights. We report our findings thus far and in particular discuss the challenges of collecting consistent data sets in twilight, the methods we used to overcome those challenges, and preliminary results from data collected so far.
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Al Conrad, Shane Walsh, Doug Miller, Yang Zhang, Steve Ertel, and Matthieu Bec "A program to monitor and improve routine AO operations", Proc. SPIE 11448, Adaptive Optics Systems VII, 114487T (13 December 2020); https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2569987
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