11 September 1998 Experiences operating CFHT's adaptive optics system
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The Canada-France-Hawaii Telescope Adaptive Optics system has now been on the sky for two years. During that time it has been installed on the telescope 13 + times with over 100 nights of scheduled observing time. It is routinely producing red and near IR images with 0.10 arcsecond full- width half-max under median seeing conditions. We present the experience we have gained using this system. We discuss installation and set up including characterization, tuning, and focusing. We consider observer training on and following use of the system. And we consider support issues.
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James Thomas, James Thomas, Gregory A. Barrick, Gregory A. Barrick, Jean-Luc Beuzit, Jean-Luc Beuzit, } "Experiences operating CFHT's adaptive optics system", Proc. SPIE 3353, Adaptive Optical System Technologies, (11 September 1998); doi: 10.1117/12.321624; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.321624
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