Author Archives: Laird Close

MagAO 2018A Day 18: All Packed Up

Hi All, As is tradition the PI will finish off the run with the last blog. This run marked our 7th year operating at LCO making great images and science. This run was no exception with great science delivered (despite … Continue reading

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MagAO 2018A Day 15: Fringe Science

Hi All, Yesterday we mounted the SAO’s Giant Magellan Telescope (GMT) dispersed fringe sensor prototype (Proto3 — Brian McLeod’s 3rd version — it keeps getting better). This is a complex set of infrared cameras and optics that mimic 3 of … Continue reading

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MagAO 2018A Day3: Closed-loop On Sky !

Today was a long and exciting day for the team. This afternoon we mounted Clio on the NAS (the telescope + MagAO) and Katie and Phil got Clio cold and working with its brand new computer. Despite a cloudy start … Continue reading

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