14 July 2008 Integrated adaptive optics system for small telescopes
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Proceedings Volume 7015, Adaptive Optics Systems; 70153K (2008); doi: 10.1117/12.787893
Event: SPIE Astronomical Telescopes + Instrumentation, 2008, Marseille, France
Abstract
We describe a compact integrated module implementing a low-cost adaptive optics system. It is targeted as a correction system for small telescopes with primary mirror diameter up to 1 m, operating on a natural guide star with magnitude at least 4 (for a 25 cm telescope). It is supposed to provide stable diffraction-limited imaging of stars, double stars, planets and artificial bodies in various seeing conditions. Besides, it allows correcting for static aberrations of the telescope, observer's ocular aberrations and fine adjustment of focus. The first on-sky tests have demonstrated closed-loop operation with correction for aberrations.
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Mikhail Loktev, Gleb Vdovin, Oleg Soloviev, "Integrated adaptive optics system for small telescopes", Proc. SPIE 7015, Adaptive Optics Systems, 70153K (14 July 2008); doi: 10.1117/12.787893; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.787893
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Adaptive optics

Telescopes

Stars

Mirrors

Astronomy

Imaging systems

Wavefront sensors

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