25 August 1995 Performance predictions for the Keck telescope adaptive optics system
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The second Keck ten meter telescope (Keck-II) is slated to have an infrared-optimized adaptive optics system in the 1997 - 1998 time frame. This system will provide diffraction-limited images in the 1 - 3 micron region and the ability to use a diffraction-limited spectroscopy slit. The AO system is currently in the preliminary design phase and considerable analysis has been performed in order to predict its performance under various seeing conditions. In particular we have investigated the point-spread function, energy through a spectroscopy slit, crowded field contrast, object limiting magnitude, field of view, and sky coverage with natural and laser guide stars.
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Donald T. Gavel, Donald T. Gavel, Scot S. Olivier, Scot S. Olivier, "Performance predictions for the Keck telescope adaptive optics system", Proc. SPIE 2534, Adaptive Optical Systems and Applications, (25 August 1995); doi: 10.1117/12.217757; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.217757
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