Vibrations in MagAO: Frequency-based analysis of on-sky data, resonance sources identification and future challenges in vibrations mitigation

Sebastian Zunig, Javier Garces, Laird M Close, Jared R. Males, Katie M. Morzinski, Pedro Escarate, Mario Castro, Jose Marchioni, Diego Zagals

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Frequency-based analysis and comparisons of tip-tilt on-sky data registered with 6.5 Magellan Telescope Adaptive Optics (MagAO) system on April and Oct 2014 was performed. Twelve tests are conducted under different operation conditions in order to observe the influence of system instrumentation (such as fans, pumps and louvers). Vibration peaks can be detected, power spectral densities (PSDs) are presented to reveal their presence. Instrumentation-induced resonances and future challenges in vibrations mitigation techniques are discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number100150A
JournalProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
Publication statusPublished - Jul 29 2018
EventSPIE Astronomical Telescopes and Instrumentation 2016 - Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Duration: Jun 26 2016Jul 1 2016


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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