19 July 2010 Design of AMASING: a new aperture masking instrument for high-resolution imaging at optical wavelengths
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We describe the science goals, optical and mechanical design, software control, data reduction and current status of a new aperture masking instrument for meter class telescopes. AMASING (Aperture Masking And Speckle ImagiNG) was designed to be a flexible Nasmyth mounted platform for high resolution astronomy at optical wavelengths. The instrument is self guiding and includes cameras for target acquisition and guiding, masked pupil viewing and high frame rate data collection.
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Luke M. Schmidt, Colby A. Jurgenson, Fernando G. Santoro, Scott W. Teare, "Design of AMASING: a new aperture masking instrument for high-resolution imaging at optical wavelengths", Proc. SPIE 7735, Ground-based and Airborne Instrumentation for Astronomy III, 773538 (19 July 2010); doi: 10.1117/12.857405; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.857405
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