28 September 2004 Active optics and wavefront sensing at the upgraded 6.5-meter MMT
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Shack-Hartmann wavefront sensors have been commissioned and are now in routine use at both of the optical foci (f/9 and f/5) of the converted MMT. Both units are of moderate resolution with 14x14 square apertures across the pupil for f/5 and 13x13 hexagonal apertures for f/9. They share a common software interface that fits a set of 19 Zernike polynomials to the wavefront errors. Zernike focus and coma are corrected by moving the secondary mirror, third order spherical by a combination of secondary motion and primary bending, and the rest by primary bending alone. In this paper we will describe the two wavefront sensor systems and how they have performed thus far.
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Timothy E. Pickering, Timothy E. Pickering, Steven C. West, Steven C. West, Daniel G. Fabricant, Daniel G. Fabricant, "Active optics and wavefront sensing at the upgraded 6.5-meter MMT", Proc. SPIE 5489, Ground-based Telescopes, (28 September 2004); doi: 10.1117/12.551008; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.551008
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