11 September 1998 Scientific results using the Mount Wilson Institute adaptive optics system
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During 1996 and 1997 more than 20 nights observing time have been used by, or allocated to, the CHARPA group at Georgia State University using the Mount Wilson Institute Adaptive Optics mounted on the Hooker 100 inch telescope on Mt. Wilson. Several scientific programs are being pursued including: differential photometry of binary stars; a search for faint companions of local solar type stars; attempts to image dust shells around YSOs; and experiments involving the combination of non-redundant aperture masking interferometry and adaptive optics. We have learned, and continue to learn, a great deal about the problems associated with, and methods of calibration of, adaptive optics images, especially in the area of accurate photometric measurements. So far, more than 30 binary systems have been measured in multiple filters and several previously unknown faint companions to local stars have been identified.
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Theo Armand ten Brummelaar, W. I. Hartkopf, Harold A. McAlister, Brian D. Mason, Lewis C. Roberts, Nils Henning Turner, "Scientific results using the Mount Wilson Institute adaptive optics system", Proc. SPIE 3353, Adaptive Optical System Technologies, (11 September 1998); doi: 10.1117/12.321736; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.321736


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