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17 October 1997 Initial test results from the Palomar 200-in. adaptive optics system
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We present laboratory subsystem test results obtained during integration of the Palomar 200” Adaptive Optics System at Jet Propulsion Laboratory. These results pertain to the 241 actively controlled actuator, Shack-Hartmann sensed, initial delivery of a system optimized for near infrared observation with the 5 meter diameter telescope at Palomar Mountain. This system initially exploits natural guide stars. Our intention is to provide a wide-ranging summary of subsystem performance measurements and several lessons learned. Noteworthy among these results is our measurement of 6.3 ± 0.2 electron read noise performance of our initial WFS camera, based upon a 64 x 64 pixel MIT/LL CCD detector, running at 600 kilopixel per sec per output amplifier. This camera was constructed by SciMeasure Analytical Systems, Inc. of Decatur, GA.
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Richard G. Dekany, J. Kent Wallace, Gary L. Brack, Ben R. Oppenheimer, and Dean L. Palmer "Initial test results from the Palomar 200-in. adaptive optics system", Proc. SPIE 3126, Adaptive Optics and Applications, (17 October 1997); https://doi.org/10.1117/12.290153
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