9 August 2016 Optical design of the post-focal relay of MAORY
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The Multi Conjugate Adaptive Optics RelaY (MAORY) for the European Extremely Large Telescope is planned to be located on the straight-through port of the telescope Nasmyth platform and shall re-image the telescope focal plane to a wide field camera (MICADO) and a possible future second instrument. By means of natural and artificial (laser) reference sources for wavefront sensing, and of deformable mirrors for wavefront correction, MAORY shall be able to compensate the wavefront disturbances affecting the scientific observations, achieving high Strehl ratio and high sky coverage. A trade-off study among different design options has been carried out addressing optical performance at the exit ports (wave front error, field distortion, throughput), structure stability, interface constraints (mass, size, location and accessibility of the two client instruments), and the overall adaptive optics performance. We discuss the baseline configuration of the opto-mechanical design.
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M. Lombini, A. De Rosa, P. Ciliegi, F. Cortecchia, E. Diolaiti, Mauro Patti, M. Bonaglia, L. Busoni, V. De Caprio, S. Esposito, P. Feautrier, P. Rabou, M. Riva, E. Stadler, "Optical design of the post-focal relay of MAORY", Proc. SPIE 9908, Ground-based and Airborne Instrumentation for Astronomy VI, 9908AB (9 August 2016); doi: 10.1117/12.2234569; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2234569
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