Adaptive optics for the 6.5 m MMT

M. Lloyd-Hart, F. Wildi, H. Martin, P. McGuire, M. Kenworthy, R. Johnson, B. Fitz-Patrick, G. Angeli, S. Miller, R. Angel

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The adaptive optics system for the 6.5 m MMT conversion telescope will be the first to compensate the aberrated wavefront at the telescope's secondary mirror. This approach has unique advantages in terms of optical simplicity, high throughput and low emissivity. We report here the present state of construction, and the results of static and dynamic performance tests of the Cassegrain optical package.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)I/-
JournalProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
StatePublished - Jan 1 2000
EventAdaptive Optical Systems Technology - Munich, Ger
Duration: Mar 29 2000Mar 31 2000


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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Lloyd-Hart, M., Wildi, F., Martin, H., McGuire, P., Kenworthy, M., Johnson, R., Fitz-Patrick, B., Angeli, G., Miller, S., & Angel, R. (2000). Adaptive optics for the 6.5 m MMT. Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering, 4007, I/-.