High contrast imaging with the Magellan VisAO camera

Jared R. Males, Laird M Close, Katie M. Morzinski, Derek Kopon, Katherine B. Follette, Philip M Hinz, Timothy J. Rodigas, Alfio Puglisi, Simone Esposito, Armando Riccardi, Enrico Pinna, Marco Xompero, Runa Briguglio, Ya Lin Wu, Alan Uomoto, Tyson Hare

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Abstract

The Magellan Adaptive Optics system (MagAO) saw first light in November 2012 at Las Campanas Observatory on the 6.5m Clay telescope. Here we present an introduction to MagAO's visible wavelength diffraction limited imager, VisAO. VisAO delivers Strehl ratios greater than 30% from 0.62 microns (r') through 1 micron, where Strehl is even higher, and achieved resolutions as small as 20 milli-arcseconds. There are several design considerations which allow VisAO to achieve such good performance on a large telescope, and these will have important implications for ELT AO systems. We took advantage of the excellent performance of MagAO/VisAO to conduct high contrast observations of an exoplanet in the optical.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication3rd AO4ELT Conference - Adaptive Optics for Extremely Large Telescopes
PublisherINAF - Osservatorio Astrofisico di Arcetri Largo Enrico Fermi
ISBN (Print)9788890887604
DOIs
StatePublished - 2013
Event3rd Conference on Adaptive Optics for Extremely Large Telescopes, AO4ELT 2013 - Florence, Italy
Duration: May 26 2013May 31 2013

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Other3rd Conference on Adaptive Optics for Extremely Large Telescopes, AO4ELT 2013
CountryItaly
CityFlorence
Period5/26/135/31/13

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Adaptive optics
adaptive optics
Telescopes
Cameras
cameras
telescopes
Imaging techniques
Observatories
extrasolar planets
Image sensors
clays
observatories
Clay
Diffraction
Wavelength
diffraction
wavelengths
clay

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  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials

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Males, J. R., Close, L. M., Morzinski, K. M., Kopon, D., Follette, K. B., Hinz, P. M., ... Hare, T. (2013). High contrast imaging with the Magellan VisAO camera. In 3rd AO4ELT Conference - Adaptive Optics for Extremely Large Telescopes INAF - Osservatorio Astrofisico di Arcetri Largo Enrico Fermi. https://doi.org/10.12839/AO4ELT3.13286

High contrast imaging with the Magellan VisAO camera. / Males, Jared R.; Close, Laird M; Morzinski, Katie M.; Kopon, Derek; Follette, Katherine B.; Hinz, Philip M; Rodigas, Timothy J.; Puglisi, Alfio; Esposito, Simone; Riccardi, Armando; Pinna, Enrico; Xompero, Marco; Briguglio, Runa; Wu, Ya Lin; Uomoto, Alan; Hare, Tyson.

3rd AO4ELT Conference - Adaptive Optics for Extremely Large Telescopes. INAF - Osservatorio Astrofisico di Arcetri Largo Enrico Fermi, 2013.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Males, JR, Close, LM, Morzinski, KM, Kopon, D, Follette, KB, Hinz, PM, Rodigas, TJ, Puglisi, A, Esposito, S, Riccardi, A, Pinna, E, Xompero, M, Briguglio, R, Wu, YL, Uomoto, A & Hare, T 2013, High contrast imaging with the Magellan VisAO camera. in 3rd AO4ELT Conference - Adaptive Optics for Extremely Large Telescopes. INAF - Osservatorio Astrofisico di Arcetri Largo Enrico Fermi, 3rd Conference on Adaptive Optics for Extremely Large Telescopes, AO4ELT 2013, Florence, Italy, 5/26/13. https://doi.org/10.12839/AO4ELT3.13286
Males JR, Close LM, Morzinski KM, Kopon D, Follette KB, Hinz PM et al. High contrast imaging with the Magellan VisAO camera. In 3rd AO4ELT Conference - Adaptive Optics for Extremely Large Telescopes. INAF - Osservatorio Astrofisico di Arcetri Largo Enrico Fermi. 2013 https://doi.org/10.12839/AO4ELT3.13286
Males, Jared R. ; Close, Laird M ; Morzinski, Katie M. ; Kopon, Derek ; Follette, Katherine B. ; Hinz, Philip M ; Rodigas, Timothy J. ; Puglisi, Alfio ; Esposito, Simone ; Riccardi, Armando ; Pinna, Enrico ; Xompero, Marco ; Briguglio, Runa ; Wu, Ya Lin ; Uomoto, Alan ; Hare, Tyson. / High contrast imaging with the Magellan VisAO camera. 3rd AO4ELT Conference - Adaptive Optics for Extremely Large Telescopes. INAF - Osservatorio Astrofisico di Arcetri Largo Enrico Fermi, 2013.
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