MagAO: Status and science

Katie M. Morzinski, Laird M Close, Jared R. Males, Philip M Hinz, Simone Esposito, Armando Riccardi, Runa Briguglio, Katherine B. Follette, Enrico Pinna, Alfio Puglisi, Jennifer Vezilj, Marco Xompero, Ya Lin Wu

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Abstract

"MagAO is the adaptive optics instrument at the Magellan Clay telescope at Las Campanas Observatory, Chile. MagAO has a 585-Actuator adaptive secondary mirror and 1000-Hz pyramid wavefront sensor, operating on natural guide stars from R-magnitudes of-1 to 15. MagAO has been in on-sky operation for 166 nights since installation in 2012. MagAO's unique capabilities are simultaneous imaging in the visible and infrared with VisAO and Clio, excellent performance at an excellent site, and a lean operations model. Science results from MagAO include the first ground-based CCD image of an exoplanet, demonstration of the first accreting protoplanets, discovery of a new wide-orbit exoplanet, and the first empirical bolometric luminosity of an exoplanet. We describe the status, report the AO performance, and summarize the science results. New developments reported here include color corrections on red guide stars for the wavefront sensor; a new field stop stage to facilitate VisAO imaging of extended sources; and eyepiece observing at the visible-light diffraction limit of a 6.5-m telescope. We also discuss a recent hose failure that led to a glycol coolant leak, and the recovery of the adaptive secondary mirror (ASM) after this recent (Feb. 2016) incident.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationAdaptive Optics Systems V
PublisherSPIE
Volume9909
ISBN (Electronic)9781510601970
DOIs
StatePublished - 2016
EventAdaptive Optics Systems V - Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Duration: Jun 26 2016Jul 1 2016

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OtherAdaptive Optics Systems V
CountryUnited Kingdom
CityEdinburgh
Period6/26/167/1/16

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Exoplanets
extrasolar planets
Wavefronts
Telescopes
Stars
Mirrors
Wavefront Sensor
Imaging techniques
Glycols
Hose
Telescope
Adaptive optics
Star
Mirror
Sensors
Observatories
Charge coupled devices
Imaging
eyepieces
telescopes

Keywords

  • Adaptive Optics
  • Adaptive Secondary Mirrors
  • Exoplanets
  • Pyramid Wavefront Sensors
  • Visible AO

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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Morzinski, K. M., Close, L. M., Males, J. R., Hinz, P. M., Esposito, S., Riccardi, A., ... Wu, Y. L. (2016). MagAO: Status and science. In Adaptive Optics Systems V (Vol. 9909). [990901] SPIE. https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2233911

MagAO : Status and science. / Morzinski, Katie M.; Close, Laird M; Males, Jared R.; Hinz, Philip M; Esposito, Simone; Riccardi, Armando; Briguglio, Runa; Follette, Katherine B.; Pinna, Enrico; Puglisi, Alfio; Vezilj, Jennifer; Xompero, Marco; Wu, Ya Lin.

Adaptive Optics Systems V. Vol. 9909 SPIE, 2016. 990901.

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

Morzinski, KM, Close, LM, Males, JR, Hinz, PM, Esposito, S, Riccardi, A, Briguglio, R, Follette, KB, Pinna, E, Puglisi, A, Vezilj, J, Xompero, M & Wu, YL 2016, MagAO: Status and science. in Adaptive Optics Systems V. vol. 9909, 990901, SPIE, Adaptive Optics Systems V, Edinburgh, United Kingdom, 6/26/16. https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2233911
Morzinski KM, Close LM, Males JR, Hinz PM, Esposito S, Riccardi A et al. MagAO: Status and science. In Adaptive Optics Systems V. Vol. 9909. SPIE. 2016. 990901 https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2233911
Morzinski, Katie M. ; Close, Laird M ; Males, Jared R. ; Hinz, Philip M ; Esposito, Simone ; Riccardi, Armando ; Briguglio, Runa ; Follette, Katherine B. ; Pinna, Enrico ; Puglisi, Alfio ; Vezilj, Jennifer ; Xompero, Marco ; Wu, Ya Lin. / MagAO : Status and science. Adaptive Optics Systems V. Vol. 9909 SPIE, 2016.
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