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The Robo-AO software: fully autonomous operation of a laser guide star adaptive optics and science system

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Reed L. Riddle, Shriharsh P. Tendulkar, Christoph Baranec, Richard G. Dekany

Caltech Optical Observatories (United States)

Mahesh P. Burse, A. N. Ramaprakash

Inter-Univ. Ctr. for Astronomy and Astrophysics (India)

Nicholas M. Law

Dunlap Institute for Astronomy and Astrophysics, Univ. of Toronto (Canada)

Alexander R. Rudy

National Central Univ. (Taiwan)

Marland Sitt

Stanford Univ. (United States)

Ankit Arya

Mississippi State Univ. (United States)

Athanasios Papadopoulos

Aristotle Univ. of Thessaloniki (Greece)

Proc. SPIE 8447, Adaptive Optics Systems III, 84472O (September 13, 2012); doi:10.1117/12.925475
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  • Adaptive Optics Systems III
  • Brent L. Ellerbroek; Enrico Marchetti; Jean-Pierre Véran
  • Amsterdam, Netherlands | July 01, 2012

abstract

Robo-AO is the first astronomical laser guide star adaptive optics (AO) system designed to operate completely independent of human supervision. A single computer commands the AO system, the laser guide star, visible and near-infrared science cameras (which double as tip-tip sensors), the telescope, and other instrument functions. Autonomous startup and shutdown sequences as well as concatenated visible observations were demonstrated in late 2011. The fully robotic software is currently operating during a month long demonstration of Robo- AO at the Palomar Observatory 60-inch telescope. © (2012) COPYRIGHT Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers (SPIE). Downloading of the abstract is permitted for personal use only.
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Reed L. Riddle ; Mahesh P. Burse ; Nicholas M. Law ; Shriharsh P. Tendulkar ; Christoph Baranec, et al.
" The Robo-AO software: fully autonomous operation of a laser guide star adaptive optics and science system ", Proc. SPIE 8447, Adaptive Optics Systems III, 84472O (September 13, 2012); doi:10.1117/12.925475; http://dx.doi.org/10.1117/12.925475


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