7 March 2003 First diffraction limited images at VLT with NAOS and CONICA
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Abstract
In November 2001, the VLT has been equipped for the first time with an adaptive optics system, NAOS. NAOS has been designed to provide good image quality over a wide range of conditions, allowing thus a large variety of astrophysical programs, from Solar System to extragalactic studies. NAOS feeds a camera CONICA which provides imaging, coronagraphic, spectroscopic and polarimetric capabilities between 1 and 5 microns. NAOS and CONICA (hereafter NACO) have been commissioned over the past months. We present in this paper the first images recorded by NACO during the commissioning period, illustrating the capabilities of this new instrument.
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Anne-Marie Lagrange, Anne-Marie Lagrange, G. Chauvin, G. Chauvin, Thierry Fusco, Thierry Fusco, Eric Gendron, Eric Gendron, Daniel Rouan, Daniel Rouan, Markus Hartung, Markus Hartung, Francois Lacombe, Francois Lacombe, David Mouillet, David Mouillet, Gerard Rousset, Gerard Rousset, Pierre Drossart, Pierre Drossart, Rainer Lenzen, Rainer Lenzen, Claire Moutou, Claire Moutou, Wolfgang Brandner, Wolfgang Brandner, Norbert N. Hubin, Norbert N. Hubin, Yann Clenet, Yann Clenet, Andrea Stolte, Andrea Stolte, Rainer Schoedel, Rainer Schoedel, Gerard Zins, Gerard Zins, Jason Spyromilio, Jason Spyromilio, } "First diffraction limited images at VLT with NAOS and CONICA", Proc. SPIE 4841, Instrument Design and Performance for Optical/Infrared Ground-based Telescopes, (7 March 2003); doi: 10.1117/12.461892; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.461892
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