Monthly Archives: March 2011

Magellan AO Fit Check Pictures

Pictures from the fit check have been posted on flickr by the Magellan Observatory. Here’s a photo of the PI hard at work tweaking the handling cart. More at their flickr page

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Our Mirror is a Mirror

On March 10, 2011 the MagAO secondary shell had its frontside successfully aluminized at the University of Arizona, Steward Observatory coating facility in Tucson by Richard Sosa and Gary Rosenbaum. This also took a lot of hard work by Jason … Continue reading

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White light PSF

After completing our work with the laser, we switched to a white light source to test the camera’s performance in broad band filters. This is our PSF in the Sloan Digitial Sky Survey (SDSS) i’ filter (a nice set of … Continue reading

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