Scientific results from the University of Hawaii: Adaptive problems well suited to AO techniques

Laird M. Close, François J. Roddier, Claude A. Roddier, J. Elon Graves, Malcolm J. Northcott, Dan Potter

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The University of Hawaii AO group has been actively carrying out astronomical AO observations for the last four years. The UHAO group and out collaborators have utilized the curvature AO system to obtain diffraction-limited images of asteroids, planets, moons, protoplanetary disks, young stars, young star clusters, planetary nebulae, black holes, galaxies and quasars. The current scientific capabilities of the new 36-actuator Hokupa'a AO curvature system will be briefly reviewed. Four key astronomical situations that are excellent for AO observations will be discussed. Examples of scientific observational techniques will be highlighted with actual AO astronomical results.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)406-416
Number of pages11
JournalProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
StatePublished - 1998
EventAdaptive Optical System Technologies - Kona, HI, United States
Duration: Mar 23 1998Mar 23 1998


  • AO observing techniques
  • AO point spread function
  • Adaptive optics
  • Binary stars
  • Polarization

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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