16 June 2000 NAOS computer-aided control: an optimized and astronomer-oriented way of controlling large adaptive optics systems
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Adaptive Optics as a new tool for astronomical observation has proved a powerful means of investigation in high angular resolution programs. However, in spite of the complexity of the components involved (wavefront sensor, real-time computer), its use must be made as simple as possible in order to make it accessible to the largest audience of observers, and to answer the more demanding needs of modern observatories such as queue scheduling, service observing or remote observing. The Computer Aided Control developed for the Nasmyth Adaptive Optics System of the Very Large Telescope, will provide the astronomer with an extensive support, from the preparation of optimized observations to the automated operation of the instrument at the telescope either for hardware control, real time computing, or even preventive maintenance.
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Gerard Zins, Gerard Zins, Francois Lacombe, Francois Lacombe, Jens Knudstrup, Jens Knudstrup, David Mouillet, David Mouillet, Didier Rabaud, Didier Rabaud, Stephane Marteau, Stephane Marteau, Laurent Rousset-Rouviere, Laurent Rousset-Rouviere, Olivier Rondeaux, Olivier Rondeaux, Julien Charton, Julien Charton, Bertrand Lefort, Bertrand Lefort, Gerard Rousset, Gerard Rousset, Norbert N. Hubin, Norbert N. Hubin, } "NAOS computer-aided control: an optimized and astronomer-oriented way of controlling large adaptive optics systems", Proc. SPIE 4009, Advanced Telescope and Instrumentation Control Software, (16 June 2000); doi: 10.1117/12.388412; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.388412
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