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Design considerations for CELT adaptive optics

Dekany, Richard and Nelson, Jerry E. and Bauman, Brian (2000) Design considerations for CELT adaptive optics. In: Optical Design, Materials, Fabrication, and Maintenance. Proceedings of SPIE. No.4003. Society of Photo-optical Instrumentation Engineers (SPIE) , Bellingham, WA, pp. 212-225. ISBN 9780819436283.

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California Institute of Technology and University of California have begun conceptual design studies for a new telescope for astronomical research at visible and infrared wavelengths. The California Extremely Large Telescope (CELT) is currently envisioned as a filled-aperture, steerable, segmented telescope of approximately 30 m diameter. The key to satisfying many of the science goals of this observatory is the availability of diffraction-limited wavefront control. We describe potential observing modes of CELT, including a discussion of the several major outstanding AO system architectural design issues to be resolved prior to the initiation of the detailed design of the adaptive optics capability.

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Additional Information:© 2000 Society of Photo-optical Instrumentation Engineers (SPIE). The authors would like to thank Brent Ellerbroek, Mitchell Troy, Gary Chanan, Richard Ellis, Scot Oliver, and Aden and Marjorie Meinel for their useful discussions.
Subject Keywords:Extremely large telescopes, adaptive optics
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Official Citation:Richard G. Dekany, Jerry E. Nelson, Brian J. Bauman, "Design considerations for CELT adaptive optics," Proc. SPIE 4003, Optical Design, Materials, Fabrication, and Maintenance, (20 July 2000); doi: 10.1117/12.391511
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