21 July 2014 Twelve thousand laser-AO observations: first results from the Robo-AO large surveys
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Robo-AO is the first AO system which can feasibly perform surveys of thousands of targets. The system has been operating in a fully robotic mode on the Palomar 1.5m telescope for almost two years. Robo-AO has completed nearly 12,000 high-angular-resolution observations in almost 20 separate science programs including exoplanet characterization, field star binarity, young star binarity and solar system observations. We summarize the Robo-AO surveys and the observations completed to date. We also describe the data-reduction pipeline we developed for Robo-AO—the first fully-automated AO data-reduction, point-spread-function subtraction and companion-search pipeline.
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Nicholas M. Law, Nicholas M. Law, Christoph Baranec, Christoph Baranec, Reed L. Riddle, Reed L. Riddle, "Twelve thousand laser-AO observations: first results from the Robo-AO large surveys", Proc. SPIE 9148, Adaptive Optics Systems IV, 91480A (21 July 2014); doi: 10.1117/12.2056994; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2056994

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