GeMS: Gemini MCAO System: current status and commissioning plans
Boccas, Maxime; Rigaut, Francois; Gratadour, Damien; d'Orgeville, Celine; Bec, M; Daruich, F; Perez, G; Arriagada, Gustavo; Bombino, S; Carter, Chris; Cavedoni, Chas; Collao, Fabian
The Gemini Multi-Conjugate Adaptive Optics project was launched in April 1999 to become the Gemini South AO facility in Chile. The system includes 5 laser guide stars, 3 natural guide stars and 3 deformable mirrors optically conjugated at 0, 4.5 and 9km to achieve near-uniform atmospheric compensation over a 1 arc minute square field of view. Sub-contracted systems with vendors were started as early as October 2001 and were all delivered by July 2007, but for the 50W laser (due around September...[Show more]
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