Adaptive Optics World Tour
Adaptive Optics World Tour 1996
There a lot going on in AO all around the world. All the major telescopes
being build have their own AO project, and a considerable number of existing
telescopes are being retrofitted with some kind of AO system. Below is
a non-exhaustive list (doing our best to follow the last developments)
of what's going on. It is largely based on the previously existing lists
compiled by the UNISIS
group and the
group. For those systems for which we haven't been able to find URLs,
we have mentionned a bibliographic reference. If you know about other systems
not mentionned here, please let us know.
AO system survey
You can also download a compressed postcript of a paper entitled "
Review of astronomical adaptive optics systems on medium-sized (1.55
m) telescopes" (25kB).F. Rigaut did a review of existing and projected
AO systems at the Maui AO conference in June 1996. This
link will allow you to browse the data base he completed to write this
Links to other AO sites
Instruments that have seen star light :
of Hawaii AO
AOB of course !
at the 100'' (Mt Wilson)
Range (Phillips Laboratory)
AEOS on Haleakala
AO for the 200
inch at Palomar (JPL)
AO system at Lick Observatory
Solar Observatory AO system
Neural Network AO system at the MMT (Llyod-Hart
M. et al., ApJ., 390, L41-L44, 1992)
(Center for Adaptive
Optics at the Steward Observatory, ThermoTrex, Instituto d'Astrofisico
di Firenze) at the Steward
90" telescope and Steward
China AO system (Jiang W. et al., pp127--135,
in "Active and adaptive optics", Proc. of the ICO-16 satellite conf.,
Aug 2-5, 1993, Garching, Germany)
W. et al.,SPIE 2201, 1121-1134, 1994)
Plank Institute AO system (Calar Alto)
on the Meyer Binocular Telescope
Other projects :
Adaptive Optics for GI2T interferometer
AO for SUBARU is somewhere in there
(ESO Very Large Telescope)
AO system (Italy)
Laser Guide Star Adaptive Optics program
NAOMI at the
Any idea ?
Adaptive Optics Related Web pages :
College Optics Group page.
AO tutorials :
WIlson (click on "what is adaptive optics?")
Created 25 January 1996.
Page maintained by Olivier Lai.
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