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MICADO: the E-ELT adaptive optics imaging camera

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Richard Davies, N. Ageorges, L. Barl, F. Eisenhauer, N. M. Förster Schreiber, R. Genzel, D. Lutz, R. Saglia, L. Tacconi, M. Thiel

Max Planck Institute for extraterrestrial Physics (Germany)

L. R. Bedin

Space Telescope Science Institute (USA)

R. Bender, E. Noyola

Max Planck Institute for extraterrestrial Physics (Germany) and Munich Univ. Observatory (Germany)

P. Bernardi, F. Chapron, Y. Clenet, E. Gendron, D. Gratadour, Z. Hubert, T. Paumard, G. Rousset

Observatoire de Paris-Meudon (France)

A. Deep, E. Deul, K. Kuijken

Leiden Observatory, Leiden Univ. (Netherlands)

M. Drost, R. Navarro, N. Tromp

NOVA-ASTRON (Netherlands)

R. Falomo, L. Greggio, E. Held, D. Magrin, G. Piotto, R. Ragazzoni, A. Renzini

INAF, Astronomical Observatory of Padova (Italy)

G. Fiorentino, E. Tolstoy, E. A. Valentijn, G. Verdoes Kleijn

Kapteyn Astronomical Institute, Univ. of Groningen (Netherlands)

F. Grupp, H.-J. Hess, B. Muschielok, M. Wegner

Munich Univ. Observatory (Germany)

T. Herbst, K. Jahnke, H.-W. Rix

Max Planck Institute for Astronomy (Germany)

S. Trippe

Institut de Radioastronomie Millimétrique (France)

Proc. SPIE 7735, Ground-based and Airborne Instrumentation for Astronomy III, 77352A (July 15, 2010); doi:10.1117/12.856379
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  • Ground-based and Airborne Instrumentation for Astronomy III
  • Ian S. McLean; Suzanne K. Ramsay; Hideki Takami
  • San Diego, California, USA | June 27, 2010

abstract

MICADO is the adaptive optics imaging camera for the E-ELT. It has been designed and optimised to be mounted to the LGS-MCAO system MAORY, and will provide diffraction limited imaging over a wide (~1 arcmin) field of view. For initial operations, it can also be used with its own simpler AO module that provides on-axis diffraction limited performance using natural guide stars. We discuss the instrument's key capabilities and expected performance, and show how the science drivers have shaped its design. We outline the technical concept, from the opto-mechanical design to operations and data processing. We describe the AO module, summarise the instrument performance, and indicate some possible future developments.

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Citation

Richard Davies ; N. Ageorges ; L. Barl ; L. R. Bedin ; R. Bender, et al.
"MICADO: the E-ELT adaptive optics imaging camera", Proc. SPIE 7735, Ground-based and Airborne Instrumentation for Astronomy III, 77352A (July 15, 2010); doi:10.1117/12.856379; http://dx.doi.org/10.1117/12.856379


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