11 September 1998 Infrared adaptive optics system for the 6.5-m MMT: system status and prototype results
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Abstract
The Multiple Mirror Telescope (MMT) is now being replaced by a single 6.5m telescope which will have an integral adaptive optics system optimized for near IR operation. We illustrate key results obtained with low-order adaptive optics at the MMT and report on progress on the major components of the system for the new telescope. We also give a brief update on the status of the telescope itself. First light for the adaptive system is expected in mid 1999.
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Michael Lloyd-Hart, James Roger P. Angel, David G. Sandler, Todd K. Barrett, Patrick C. McGuire, Troy A. Rhoadarmer, Donald G. Bruns, Stephen M. Miller, Donald W. McCarthy, Matthew Cheselka, "Infrared adaptive optics system for the 6.5-m MMT: system status and prototype results", Proc. SPIE 3353, Adaptive Optical System Technologies, (11 September 1998); doi: 10.1117/12.321743; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.321743
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