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Unfolding the capability of future medium-size telescopes: First light of the SALTO demonstrator — Jyotirmay Paul

Jul 21 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Unfolding the capability of future medium-size telescopes: First light of the SALTO demonstrator

Dr Jyotirmay Paul, University of Liege, Belgium

The adaptive optics technology unfolds the capability of a ground-based telescope. Last three decades the world has witnessed the successful operation of AO. Though the applicability, the complexity and cost have gone down in the last decade due to the advancement of deformable mirrors, wavefront sensors, and real-time fast computer technology. An autonomous Rayleigh scattered laser-guided single conjugated adaptive optics system called SALTO is made and demonstrated in Belgium for a 1-meter class telescope. This project gives the opportunity to rejuvenate the scientific goals of medium-class telescopes (1-3 m) with AO technology.
In this talk, we shall discuss the overall study of the design of the AO system, optical to control. We also discuss the integration and calibration of SALTO. In the end, on-sky successful results at 1.55┬Ám under 2-3” seeing are presented.

 

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Date:
Jul 21
Time:
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Venue

Cape Town
Observatory Rd, Observatory
Cape Town, 7925 South Africa
Phone:
021 447 0025

Organizer

SAAO