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Gemini South multi-conjugate adaptive optics (GeMS) laser guide star facility on-sky performance results

d'Orgeville, Celine; Diggs, Sarah J; Fesquet, Vincent; Neichel, Benoit; Rambold, William N.; Rigaut, Francois; Serio, Andrew; Araya, Claudio; Arriagada, Gustavo; Balladares, Rodrigo; Bec, Matthieu; Boccas, Maxime; Ebbers, Angelic; Lopez, Ariel; Marin, Eduardo; Montes, Vanessa; Trancho, Gelys; Trujillo, Chadwick; Urrutia, Cristian; Vucina, Tomislav

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With two to three deformable mirrors, three Natural Guide Stars (NGS) and five sodium Laser Guide Stars (LGS), the Gemini Multi-Conjugate Adaptive Optics System (Gemini MCAO a.k.a. GeMS) will be the first facility-class MCAO capability to be offered for regular science observations starting in 2013A. The engineering and science commissioning phase of the project was kicked off in January 2011 when the Gemini South Laser Guide Star Facility (GS LGSF) propagated its 50W laser above the summit of...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2012
Type: Conference paper
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/72037
Source: Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
DOI: 10.1117/12.925813

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