11 September 1998 Solar adaptive optics at the National Solar Observatory
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The National Solar Observatory at Sacramento Peak is developing adaptive optics (AO) for solar astronomy. We are currently implementing a low order adaptive optics system that will correct approximately 20 Zernike modes. The system design permits future expansion future expansion to about 80 Zernike modes. We are using a correlating Shack-Hartmann wavefront sensor. Since a point source is generally not available on the sun, wavefront tilts have to be derived by applying correlation techniques to images of extended objects, such as granulation, probes and sunspots.
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Thomas R. Rimmele, Thomas R. Rimmele, Richard R. Radick, Richard R. Radick, } "Solar adaptive optics at the National Solar Observatory", Proc. SPIE 3353, Adaptive Optical System Technologies, (11 September 1998); doi: 10.1117/12.321734; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.321734


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