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MAGIQ at the W. M. Keck Observatory: initial deployment of a new acquisition, guiding, and image quality monitoring system

Adkins, Sean M. and Cohen, Judith G. and Aycock, Joel and Bell, James and Cohen, Richard and Cooper, Andrew and Goodrich, Bob and Johnson, Jimmy and Kwok, Shui H. and Lyke, Jim and McCann, Kevin and Neyman, Chris and Nordin, Tom and Panteleev, Sergey and Tolleth, Grant and Tsubota, Myrna (2008) MAGIQ at the W. M. Keck Observatory: initial deployment of a new acquisition, guiding, and image quality monitoring system. In: Ground-based and Airborne Instrumentation for Astronomy II. Proceedings of SPIE. No.7014. Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers (SPIE) , Bellingham, WA, Art. No. 70141U. ISBN 9780819472243. https://resolver.caltech.edu/CaltechAUTHORS:20190516-142246247

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Abstract

The W. M. Keck Observatory has completed the development and initial deployment of MAGIQ, the Multi-function Acquisition, Guiding and Image Quality monitoring system. MAGIQ is an integrated system for acquisition, guiding and image quality measurement for the Keck telescopes. This system replaces the acquisition and guiding hardware and software for existing instruments at the Observatory and is now the standard for visible wavelength band acquisition cameras for future instrumentation. In this paper we report on the final design and implementation of this new system, which includes three major components: a visible wavelength band acquisition camera, image quality measurement capability, and software for acquisition, guiding and image quality monitoring. The overall performance is described, as well as the details of our approach to integrating low order wavefront sensing capability in order to provide closed loop control of telescope focus.


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Cohen, Judith G.0000-0002-8039-4673
Bell, James0000-0002-2006-4074
Additional Information:© 2008 Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers (SPIE). This material is based in part upon work supported by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration under Grant No. NNG05GC95G issued through the NASA Astronomy and Astrophysics Research and Analysis program. 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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W. M. Keck FoundationUNSPECIFIED
Subject Keywords:Acquisition, Guiding, Wavefront Sensing
Series Name:Proceedings of SPIE
Issue or Number:7014
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Official Citation:Sean M. Adkins, Judith G. Cohen, Joel Aycock, James Bell, Richard Cohen, Andrew Cooper, Bob Goodrich, Jimmy Johnson, Shui H. Kwok, Jim Lyke, Kevin McCann, Chris Neyman, Tom Nordin, Sergey Panteleev, Grant Tolleth, and Myrna Tsubota "MAGIQ at the W. M. Keck Observatory: initial deployment of a new acquisition, guiding, and image quality monitoring system", Proc. SPIE 7014, Ground-based and Airborne Instrumentation for Astronomy II, 70141U (9 July 2008); doi: 10.1117/12.789857; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.789857
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