Magellan AO first-light results: A 3-d tomographic reconstruction of the MagAO controllers

On November 26th, 2012, we closed the loop for the first time on-sky here at Magellan. A multitude of cameras and video recorders were there to document the moment. Here we present a three-dimensional tomographic reconstruction of the first-light Magellan adaptive optics controllers.

Fig. 1 is taken from the North side of the control room with a SLR camera.

Fig. 2 is taken from the South side of the control room with a LG android phone.

Fig. 3 is a frame grab from a video camera on a South-Southwest bearing.

We input these images into our FPGA reconstructor, to obtain the following 3-d tomographic reconstruction of the MagAO controllers:

Reconstruction of MagAO Controllers (looking away from the Celestial Sphere).

The control room appears to be less crowded on our current commissioning run, but a full 3-d tomographic observation is needed to be sure.

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