17 October 1997 6.5-m MMT laser-guided adaptive optics system: overview and progress report II
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We report on the development and testing ofthe adaptive optics system for the 6.5m single-mirror telescope that replaces the Multiple Mirror Telescope (MMT). This system features an adaptive secondary mirror and other innovations intended to give diffraction-limited infrared imaging with full sky coverage and the ultimate in low optical losses and thermal emissivity. In this paper, we first describe the system from a global perspective and then dwell particularly on the optical features of the system, the science package with integral tip/tilt guiding, and the solid-state sodium guide star laser. Other papers in this conference describe in more detail the innovative 300-actuator adaptive secondary, the control processor architecture and performance, and results from Fasttrac II, the immediate precursor to this system
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J. C. Shelton, J. C. Shelton, Michael Lloyd-Hart, Michael Lloyd-Hart, James Roger P. Angel, James Roger P. Angel, David G. Sandler, David G. Sandler, } "6.5-m MMT laser-guided adaptive optics system: overview and progress report II", Proc. SPIE 3126, Adaptive Optics and Applications, (17 October 1997); doi: 10.1117/12.290140; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.290140


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