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A Design Study on Adaptive Primaries for 1-2 Meter Class Telescopes

  title={A Design Study on Adaptive Primaries for 1-2 Meter Class Telescopes},
  author={James R. Fowler and Rachel Bowens-Rubin and Philip M. Hinz},
Adaptive optics (AO) offers an opportunity to stabilize an image and maximize the spatial resolution achievable by ground based telescopes by removing the distortions due to the atmosphere. Typically, the deformable mirror in an AO system is integrated into the optical path between the secondary mirror and science instrument; in some cases, the deformable mirror is integrated into the telescope itself as an adaptive secondary mirror. However including the deformable mirror as the primary mirror… Expand

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