13 September 2012 The Subaru coronagraphic extreme AO project: first observations
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In 2009 our group started the integration of the SCExAO project, a highly flexible, open platform for high contrast imaging at the highest angular resolution, inserted between the coronagraphic imaging camera HiCIAO and the 188-actuator AO system of Subaru. In its first version, SCExAO combines a MEMS-based wavefront control system feeding a high performance PIAA-based coronagraph. This paper presents some of the images obtained during the first engineering observations conducted with SCExAO in 2011: diffraction limited imaging in the visible as well as PIAA coronagraphy in the near infrared; along with the wavefront control strategies to be tested on sky during the next round of SCExAO observations, scheduled in the Fall 2012.
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Frantz Martinache, Frantz Martinache, Olivier Guyon, Olivier Guyon, Christophe Clergeon, Christophe Clergeon, Vincent Garrel, Vincent Garrel, Celia Blain, Celia Blain, } "The Subaru coronagraphic extreme AO project: first observations", Proc. SPIE 8447, Adaptive Optics Systems III, 84471Y (13 September 2012); doi: 10.1117/12.927223; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.927223

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