Performance of ChAOS on the Apache Point Observatory's 3.5 m telescope

Edward J. Kibblewhite, Mark R. Chun, James E. Larkin, Vijuna Scor, Fang Shi, Michael F. Smutko, Walter J. Wild

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The Chicago Adaptive Optics System has been installed on the 3.5 meter ARC telescope at Apache Point for two years. Strehl improvements of 12 are obtained at 0.85 microns in 1- 2 arcsecond seeing. The major limitation in performance is set by the telescope vibrations.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)60-71
Number of pages12
JournalProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
StatePublished - Dec 1 1998
EventAdaptive Optical System Technologies - Kona, HI, United States
Duration: Mar 23 1998Mar 23 1998


  • Adaptive optics
  • Laser guide stars
  • Telescopes

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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