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The Robo-AO-2 facility for rapid visible/near-infrared AO imaging and the demonstration of hybrid techniques

Baranec, Christoph and Chun, Mark and Hall, Donald and Connelley, Michael and Hodapp, Klaus and Huber, Daniel and Liu, Michael C. and Magnier, Eugene and Meech, Karen and Takamiya, Marianne and Griffiths, Richard and Riddle, Reed and Dekany, Richard and Kasliwal, Mansi and Lau, Ryan M. and Law, Nicholas M. and Guyon, Olivier and de Pater, Imke and Wong, Mike and Ofek, Eran and Hammel, Heidi and Kuchner, Marc and Simon, Amy and Moore, Anna and Kissler-Patig, Markus and van Dam, Marcos A. (2018) The Robo-AO-2 facility for rapid visible/near-infrared AO imaging and the demonstration of hybrid techniques. In: Adaptive Optics Systems VI. Proceedings of SPIE. No.10703. Society of Photo-optical Instrumentation Engineers (SPIE) , Bellingham, WA, Art. no. 1070327. ISBN 9781510619593.

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We are building a next-generation laser adaptive optics system, Robo-AO-2, for the UH 2.2-m telescope that will deliver robotic, diffraction-limited observations at visible and near-infrared wavelengths in unprecedented numbers. The superior Maunakea observing site, expanded spectral range and rapid response to high-priority events represent a significant advance over the prototype. Robo-AO-2 will include a new reconfigurable natural guide star sensor for exquisite wavefront correction on bright targets and the demonstration of potentially transformative hybrid AO techniques that promise to extend the faintness limit on current and future exoplanet adaptive optics systems.

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Baranec, Christoph0000-0002-1917-9157
Hodapp, Klaus0000-0003-0786-2140
Huber, Daniel0000-0001-8832-4488
Liu, Michael C.0000-0003-2232-7664
Magnier, Eugene0000-0002-7965-2815
Meech, Karen0000-0002-2058-5670
Riddle, Reed0000-0002-0387-370X
Kasliwal, Mansi0000-0002-5619-4938
Law, Nicholas M.0000-0001-9380-6457
Guyon, Olivier0000-0002-1097-9908
de Pater, Imke0000-0002-4278-3168
Ofek, Eran0000-0002-6786-8774
Hammel, Heidi0000-0001-8751-3463
Kuchner, Marc0000-0002-2387-5489
Simon, Amy0000-0003-4641-6186
Moore, Anna0000-0002-2894-6936
Additional Information:© 2018 Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers (SPIE). C.B. acknowledges support from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation. The Robo-AO-2 system is supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant No. AST-1712014, the State of Hawaii Capital Improvement Projects, and by a gift from the Lumb Family. Support for the infrared camera for Robo-AO and Robo-AO-2 was provided by the Mt. Cuba Astronomical Foundation and through the National Science Foundation under Grant No. AST-1106391.
Group:Astronomy Department
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Alfred P. Sloan FoundationUNSPECIFIED
State of Hawaii Capital Improvement ProjectsUNSPECIFIED
Mt. Cuba Astronomical FoundationUNSPECIFIED
Subject Keywords:visible-light adaptive optics, lasers, robotic adaptive optics, time domain astronomy
Series Name:Proceedings of SPIE
Issue or Number:10703
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Official Citation:Christoph Baranec, Mark Chun, Donald Hall, Michael Connelley, Klaus Hodapp, Daniel Huber, Michael Liu, Eugene Magnier, Karen Meech, Marianne Takamiya, Richard Griffiths, Reed Riddle, Richard Dekany, Mansi Kasliwal, Ryan Lau, Nicholas M. Law, Olivier Guyon, Imke de Pater, Mike Wong, Eran Ofek, Heidi Hammel, Marc Kuchner, Amy Simon, Anna Moore, Markus Kissler-Patig, Marcos A. van Dam, "The Robo-AO-2 facility for rapid visible/near-infrared AO imaging and the demonstration of hybrid techniques ", Proc. SPIE 10703, Adaptive Optics Systems VI, 1070327 (10 July 2018); doi: 10.1117/12.2312835;
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