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The PALM-3000 high-order adaptive optics system for Palomar Observatory

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Antonin H. Bouchez, Richard G. Dekany, Christoph Baranec, Matthew C. Britton, Khanh Bui, John L. Cromer, Anna M. Moore, Viswa Velur

Caltech Optical Observatories, California Institute of Technology (USA)

John R. Angione, Rick S. Burruss, Stephen R. Guiwits, Jennifer E. Roberts, Thang Q. Trinh, Mitchell Troy, Tuan N. Truong

Jet Propulsion Lab. (USA)

John R. Henning, Jeff Hickey, Daniel L. McKenna

Palomar Observatory (USA)

Proc. SPIE 7015, Adaptive Optics Systems, 70150Z (July 10, 2008); doi:10.1117/12.789777
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  • Adaptive Optics Systems
  • Norbert Hubin; Claire E. Max; Peter L. Wizinowich
  • Marseille, France | June 23, 2008


Deployed as a multi-user shared facility on the 5.1 meter Hale Telescope at Palomar Observatory, the PALM-3000 highorder upgrade to the successful Palomar Adaptive Optics System will deliver extreme AO correction in the near-infrared, and diffraction-limited images down to visible wavelengths, using both natural and sodium laser guide stars. Wavefront control will be provided by two deformable mirrors, a 3368 active actuator woofer and 349 active actuator tweeter, controlled at up to 3 kHz using an innovative wavefront processor based on a cluster of 17 graphics processing units. A Shack-Hartmann wavefront sensor with selectable pupil sampling will provide high-order wavefront sensing, while an infrared tip/tilt sensor and visible truth wavefront sensor will provide low-order LGS control. Four back-end instruments are planned at first light: the PHARO near-infrared camera/spectrograph, the SWIFT visible light integral field spectrograph, Project 1640, a near-infrared coronagraphic integral field spectrograph, and 888Cam, a high-resolution visible light imager.

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Antonin H. Bouchez ; Richard G. Dekany ; John R. Angione ; Christoph Baranec ; Matthew C. Britton, et al.
"The PALM-3000 high-order adaptive optics system for Palomar Observatory", Proc. SPIE 7015, Adaptive Optics Systems, 70150Z (July 10, 2008); doi:10.1117/12.789777; http://dx.doi.org/10.1117/12.789777

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