The Robo-AO-2 facility for rapid visible/near-infrared AO imaging and the demonstration of hybrid techniques

Christoph Baranec, Mark Chun, Donald Hall, Michael Connelley, Klaus Hodapp, Daniel Huber, Michael Liu, Eugene Magnier, Karen Meech, Marianne Takamiya, Richard Griffiths, Reed Riddle, Richard Dekany, Mansi Kasliwal, Ryan Lau, Nicholas M. Law, Olivier Guyon, Imke De Pater, Mike Wong, Eran OfekHeidi Hammel, Marc Kuchner, Amy Simon, Anna Moore, Markus Kissler-Patig, Marcos A. Van Dam

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Abstract

We are building a next-generation laser adaptive optics system, Robo-AO-2, for the UH 2.2-m telescope that will deliver robotic, diffraction-limited observations at visible and near-infrared wavelengths in unprecedented numbers. The superior Maunakea observing site, expanded spectral range and rapid response to high-priority events represent a significant advance over the prototype. Robo-AO-2 will include a new reconfigurable natural guide star sensor for exquisite wavefront correction on bright targets and the demonstration of potentially transformative hybrid AO techniques that promise to extend the faintness limit on current and future exoplanet adaptive optics systems.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationAdaptive Optics Systems VI
EditorsDirk Schmidt, Laura Schreiber, Laird M. Close
PublisherSPIE
ISBN (Print)9781510619593
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2018
Externally publishedYes
EventAdaptive Optics Systems VI 2018 - Austin, United States
Duration: Jun 10 2018Jun 15 2018

Publication series

NameProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
Volume10703
ISSN (Print)0277-786X
ISSN (Electronic)1996-756X

Other

OtherAdaptive Optics Systems VI 2018
CountryUnited States
CityAustin
Period6/10/186/15/18

Keywords

  • lasers
  • robotic adaptive optics
  • time domain astronomy
  • visible-light adaptive optics

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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    Baranec, C., Chun, M., Hall, D., Connelley, M., Hodapp, K., Huber, D., Liu, M., Magnier, E., Meech, K., Takamiya, M., Griffiths, R., Riddle, R., Dekany, R., Kasliwal, M., Lau, R., Law, N. M., Guyon, O., De Pater, I., Wong, M., ... Van Dam, M. A. (2018). The Robo-AO-2 facility for rapid visible/near-infrared AO imaging and the demonstration of hybrid techniques. In D. Schmidt, L. Schreiber, & L. M. Close (Eds.), Adaptive Optics Systems VI [1070327] (Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering; Vol. 10703). SPIE. https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2312835