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Science readiness of the Gemini MCAO system: GeMS

Neichel, Benoit; Rigaut, Francois; Serio, Andrew; Arriagada, Gustavo; Boccas, Maxime; d'Orgeville, Celine; Fesquet, Vincent; Trujillo, Chadwick; Rambold, William N.; Gausachs, Gaston; Diggs, Sarah J; Araya, Claudio; Galvez, R; Vucina, Tomislav; Montes, Vanessa; Urrutia, Cristian; Bec, Matthieu; Marchant, Claudio

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The Gemini Multi-Conjugate Adaptive Optics System (GeMS) began its on-sky commissioning in January 2011. The system provides high order wide-field corrections using a constellation of five Laser Guide Stars. In December 2011, commissioning culminated in images with a FWHM of 80±2mas at 1.65 microns (H band) over an 87 x 87 arcsecond field of view. The first images have already demonstrated the scientific potential of GeMS, and after more than a year of commissioning GeMS is finally close to...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2012
Type: Conference paper
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/72046
Source: Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
DOI: 10.1117/12.925285

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