Observing techniques for astronomical laser guide star adaptive optics

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We discuss astronomical observing requirements and their implementation using sodium-layer laser guide star adaptive optics. Specific issues requiring implementation include the ability to place the astronomical object at different locations within the field of view; reliable subtraction of Rayleigh-scattered light; efficient focusing; and stable point-spread-function characterization.

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Max, C.E.; Macintosh, B.; Olivier, S.S.; Gavel, D.T. & Friedman, H.W. May 1, 1998.

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We discuss astronomical observing requirements and their implementation using sodium-layer laser guide star adaptive optics. Specific issues requiring implementation include the ability to place the astronomical object at different locations within the field of view; reliable subtraction of Rayleigh-scattered light; efficient focusing; and stable point-spread-function characterization.

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  • SPIE international symposium on astronomical telescopes and instrumentation, Kona, HI (United States), 20-28 Mar 1998

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  • Other: DE98057709
  • Report No.: UCRL-JC--130702
  • Report No.: CONF-980349--
  • Grant Number: W-7405-ENG-48
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 304649
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Max, C.E.; Macintosh, B.; Olivier, S.S.; Gavel, D.T. & Friedman, H.W. Observing techniques for astronomical laser guide star adaptive optics, article, May 1, 1998; California. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc676312/: accessed September 23, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.