26 July 2016 AO corrected satellite imaging from Mount Stromlo
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The Research School of Astronomy and Astrophysics have been developing adaptive optics systems for space situational awareness. As part of this program we have developed satellite imaging using compact adaptive optics systems for small (1-2 m) telescopes such as those operated by Electro Optic Systems (EOS) from the Mount Stromlo Observatory. We have focused on making compact, simple, and high performance AO systems using modern high stroke high speed deformable mirrors and EMCCD cameras. We are able to track satellites down to magnitude 10 with a Strehl in excess of 20% in median seeing.
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F. Bennet, F. Bennet, F. Rigaut, F. Rigaut, I. Price, I. Price, N. Herrald, N. Herrald, I. Ritchie, I. Ritchie, C. Smith, C. Smith, } "AO corrected satellite imaging from Mount Stromlo", Proc. SPIE 9909, Adaptive Optics Systems V, 990911 (26 July 2016); doi: 10.1117/12.2232189; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2232189
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