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Concept for the Keck Next Generation Adaptive Optics system

Gavel, Donald and Dekany, Richard and Max, Claire and Wizinowich, Peter and Adkins, Sean and Bauman, Brian and Bell, Jim and Johansson, Erik and Kupke, Renate and Lockwood, Chris and Moore, Anna and Neyman, Chris and Reinig, Marc and Velur, Viswa (2008) Concept for the Keck Next Generation Adaptive Optics system. In: Adaptive Optics Systems. Proceedings of SPIE. No.7015. Society of Photo-optical Instrumentation Engineers (SPIE) , Bellingham, WA, Art. No. 701567. ISBN 9780819472250.

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The Next Generation Adaptive Optics (NGAO) system will represent a considerable advancement for high resolution astronomical imaging and spectroscopy at the W. M. Keck Observatory. The AO system will incorporate multiple laser guidestar tomography to increase the corrected field of view and remove the cone effect inherent to single laser guide star systems. The improvement will permit higher Strehl correction in the near-infrared and diffraction-limited correction down to R band. A high actuator count micro-electromechanical system (MEMS) deformable mirror will provide the on-axis wavefront correction to a number of instrument stations and additional MEMS devices will feed multiple channels of a deployable integral-field spectrograph. In this paper we present the status of the AO system design and describe its various operating modes.

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Wizinowich, Peter0000-0002-1646-442X
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Moore, Anna0000-0002-2894-6936
Additional Information:© 2008 Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers (SPIE). The W. M. Keck Observatory is operated as a scientific partnership among the California Institute of Technology, the University of California, and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration. The Observatory was made possible by the generous financial support of the W. M. Keck Foundation.
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Subject Keywords:Adaptive Optics, Keck, MEMS, Tomography
Series Name:Proceedings of SPIE
Issue or Number:7015
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Official Citation:Donald Gavel, Richard Dekany, Claire Max, Peter Wizinowich, Sean Adkins, Brian Bauman, Jim Bell, Erik Johansson, Renate Kupke, Chris Lockwood, Anna Moore, Chris Neyman, Marc Reinig, Viswa Velur, "Concept for the Keck Next Generation Adaptive Optics system", Proc. SPIE 7015, Adaptive Optics Systems, 701567 (15 July 2008); doi: 10.1117/12.790250;
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