7 July 2004 SLODAR turbulence characterization for ELTs
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Proceedings Volume 5382, Second Backaskog Workshop on Extremely Large Telescopes; (2004) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.566377
Event: Second Backaskog Workshop on Extremely Large Telescopes, 2003, Backaskog, Sweden
Abstract
SLODAR (SLOpe Detection And Ranging) is a technique for real-time monitoring of the vertical profile of atmospheric optical turbulence strength and velocity from Shack-Hartmann wavefront sensor observations of bright binary stars. Results are presented from SLODAR systems deployed at the William Herschel telescope and Mercator telescope in La Palma. We describe the design of a prototype portable SLODAR instrument which is being developed as a site characterization tool for ELTs, and for real-time support of astronomy with adaptive optics.
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Richard W. Wilson, Richard W. Wilson, Christopher D. Saunter, Christopher D. Saunter, Juan Carlos Guerra, Juan Carlos Guerra, } "SLODAR turbulence characterization for ELTs", Proc. SPIE 5382, Second Backaskog Workshop on Extremely Large Telescopes, (7 July 2004); doi: 10.1117/12.566377; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.566377
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