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27 September 1999 New optical design of adaptive optics system at Lick Observatory
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We present the requirements, design, and resulting new layout for the laser guide star/natural guide star adaptive optics (AO) system on the 3-meter Shane telescope at Lick Observatory. This layout transforms our engineering prototype into a stable, reliable, maintainable end-user- oriented system, suitable for use as a facility instrument. Important new features include convenient calibration using proven phase-shifting diffraction interferometer or phase- diversity techniques; a new scatter rejection in LGS mode and better guide-star selection NGS mode; high-sensitivity, wide-field acquisition camera; and significant improvements in adjustment motorization and optomechanical stability.
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Brian J. Bauman, Donald T. Gavel, Kenneth E. Waltjen, Gary J. Freeze, Kristian A. Keahi, Thomas C. Kuklo, Shordon K. Lopes, Michael J. Newman, and Scot S. Olivier "New optical design of adaptive optics system at Lick Observatory", Proc. SPIE 3762, Adaptive Optics Systems and Technology, (27 September 1999);


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