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MagAO-X: project status and first laboratory results

Males, Jared R. and Jovanovic, Nemanja (2018) MagAO-X: project status and first laboratory results. In: Adaptive Optics Systems VI. Proceedings of SPIE. No.10703. Society of Photo-optical Instrumentation Engineers (SPIE) , Bellingham, WA, Art. No. 1070309. ISBN 9781510619593.

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MagAO-X is an entirely new extreme adaptive optics system for the Magellan Clay 6.5 m telescope, funded by the NSF MRI program starting in Sep 2016. The key science goal of MagAO-X is high-contrast imaging of accreting protoplanets at Hα. With 2040 actuators operating at up to 3630 Hz, MagAO-X will deliver high Strehls (> 70%), high resolution (19 mas), and high contrast (< 1 × 10^(-4)) at Hα (656 nm). We present an overview of the MagAO-X system, review the system design, and discuss the current project status.

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Additional Information:© 2018 Society of Photo-optical Instrumentation Engineers (SPIE). We are very grateful for support from the NSF MRI Award #1625441 (MagAO-X).
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Subject Keywords:adaptive optics, wavefront sensing, wavefront control, coronagraphs, high contrast imaging, exoplanets
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Issue or Number:10703
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Official Citation:Jared R. Males, Laird M. Close, Kelsey Miller, Lauren Schatz, David Doelman, Jennifer Lumbres, Frans Snik, Alex Rodack, Justin Knight, Kyle Van Gorkom, Joseph D. Long, Alex Hedglen, Maggie Kautz, Nemanja Jovanovic, Katie Morzinski, Olivier Guyon, Ewan Douglas, Katherine B. Follette, Julien Lozi, Chris Bohlman, Olivier Durney, Victor Gasho, Phil Hinz, Michael Ireland, Madison Jean, Christoph Keller, Matt Kenworthy, Ben Mazin, Jamison Noenickx, Dan Alfred, Kevin Perez, Anna Sanchez, Corwynn Sauve, Alycia Weinberger, Al Conrad, "MagAO-X: project status and first laboratory results", Proc. SPIE 10703, Adaptive Optics Systems VI, 1070309 (10 July 2018); doi: 10.1117/12.2312992;
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