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Observations of quasar host galaxies with laser guide star AO

Gates, Elinor L. and Lacy, Mark and de Vries, Wim (2004) Observations of quasar host galaxies with laser guide star AO. In: Advancements in Adaptive Optics. Proceedings of SPIE. No.5490. Society of Photo-optical Instrumentation Engineers (SPIE) , Bellingham, WA, pp. 421-432. ISBN 9780819454225.

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We report on observations of two quasar host galaxies made with the Lick Observatory adaptive optic system using a laser guide star tuned to the wavelength of the sodium D lines. A brief outline of the system is given, and a description of its performance when obtaining science data. We discuss techniques for obtaining calibration of the point spread function and the analysis steps required to obtain useful scientific results. We present H-band images of quasar host galaxies made with the system. Estimates of the host galaxy magnitudes and central black hole masses were made from these data. These are the first observations of quasar host galaxies with a sodium laser guide star.

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Additional Information:© 2004 Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers (SPIE). We thank Don Gavel for valuable support and the AO group at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) as a whole for their hard work on the AO system over the years. This work was partly carried out at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology, under contract with the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). The Guide Star Catalog was produced at the Space Telescope Science Institue under government grant.
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Subject Keywords:Laser guide stars, quasar host galaxies
Series Name:Proceedings of SPIE
Issue or Number:5490
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Official Citation:Elinor L. Gates, Mark Lacy, Willem de Vries, "Observations of quasar host galaxies with laser guide star AO", Proc. SPIE 5490, Advancements in Adaptive Optics, (25 October 2004); doi: 10.1117/12.552078;
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