13 September 2012 Subaru laser guide adaptive optics system: performance and science operation
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The Subaru adaptive optics system (AO188) is a 188-element curvature sensor adaptive optics system that is operated in both natural and laser guide star modes. AO188 is installed at Nasmyth platform of the 8m Subaru telescope as a facility AO system. The laser guide star mode for AO188 has been commissioned and offered for use in science operation since 2011. The performance of AO188 in the laser guide star mode has been well verified from on-sky data obtained with the infrared camera and spectrograph (IRCS). In this paper, we describe the operation procedure and observing efficiency for the laser guide star mode. We also show the result of the on-sky performance evaluation of AO188 in the laser guide star mode and the characterization of the laser guide star, together with the obtained science results.
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Yosuke Minowa, Yosuke Minowa, Yutaka Hayano, Yutaka Hayano, Hiroshi Terada, Hiroshi Terada, Tae-Soo Pyo, Tae-Soo Pyo, Shin Oya, Shin Oya, Masayuki Hattori, Masayuki Hattori, Mai Shirahata, Mai Shirahata, Hideki Takami, Hideki Takami, Olivier Guyon, Olivier Guyon, Vincent Garrel, Vincent Garrel, Stephen Colley, Stephen Colley, Mark Weber, Mark Weber, Taras Golota, Taras Golota, Makoto Watanabe, Makoto Watanabe, Yoshihiko Saito, Yoshihiko Saito, Meguru Ito, Meguru Ito, Masanori Iye, Masanori Iye, "Subaru laser guide adaptive optics system: performance and science operation", Proc. SPIE 8447, Adaptive Optics Systems III, 84471F (13 September 2012); doi: 10.1117/12.925543; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.925543


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