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Getting Lucky with adaptive optics: Fast adaptive optics image selection in the visible with a large telescope

Law, N M; Mackay, C D; Dekany, Richard G; Lloyd, J P; Moore, A M; Robertson, James G; Tuthill, Peter G; Woodruff, H C; Ireland, Michael


We describe the results from a new instrument which combines Lucky Imaging and adaptive optics (AO) to give the first routine direct diffraction-limited imaging in the visible on a 5 m telescope. With fast image selection and alignment behind the PalomarAOsystem we obtained Strehl ratios of 5%-20% at 700 nm in a typical range of seeing conditions, with a median Strehl of approximately 12% when 10% of the input frames are selected. At wavelengths around 700 nm the system gave diffraction-limited...[Show more]

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Date published: 2009
Type: Journal article
Source: Astrophysical Journal, The
DOI: 10.1088/0004-637X/692/1/924


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