The Performance of the Robo-AO Laser Guide Star Adaptive Optics System at the Kitt Peak 2.1-m Telescope

  title={The Performance of the Robo-AO Laser Guide Star Adaptive Optics System at the Kitt Peak 2.1-m Telescope},
  author={Rebecca Jensen-Clem and D. Duev and Reed L. Riddle and Maissa Salama and Christoph Baranec and Nicholas M. Law and Shrinivas R. Kulkarni and A. N. Ramprakash},
  journal={The Astronomical Journal},
Robo-AO is an autonomous laser guide star adaptive optics (AO) system recently commissioned at the Kitt Peak 2.1 m telescope. With the ability to observe every clear night, Robo-AO at the 2.1 m telescope is the first dedicated AO observatory. This paper presents the imaging performance of the AO system in its first 18 months of operations. For a median seeing value of 1.”44, the average Strehl ratio is 4% in the i’ band. After post processing, the contrast ratio under sub-arcsecond seeing for a… 
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