Monthly Archives: February 2012

200 nm WFE on a faint guide star

Yesterday we tested closing the loop on a faint R=13 mag star.  Ambient light from computer monitors in the test tower was too bright and so we closed the loop from the “control room” in the chem. lab.  It’s a … Continue reading

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Closed loop image, 85% Strehl (65 nm WFE) in test tower

Last week on Tuesday we closed the loop in the test tower, verifying our performance from the November run and validating our excellent wavefront control with MagAO. We simulated 0.8” seeing (~15 cm r_0) in a 33 mph (~15 m/s) … Continue reading

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Closing the loop

We (Laird, Jared, Katie, Alfio, Armando, Marco, Runa, Enrico, Simone, Luca, Carmelo, and Alessandro) have been working hard all week here at Arcetri to prepare for the Pre-Ship Review. For today’s installment we have a video of the VisAO PSF … Continue reading

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