April 9, 2008 NGS Engineering


The Palomar AO system has recently undergone a significant refurbishment. In the 4 months since November 29, 2007, we have:
  • Recoated the AO relay flats and OAPs, and repolished and recoated the DM.
  • Realigned the AO relay to provide a focus suitable for P1640 and SWIFT.
  • Mounted FM3 on a removable kinematic base.
  • Modified the PHARO mounting cradle to move PHARO forward 4.5".
  • Modified the AO enclosure and added a PHARO FM3 enclosure.
  • Installed a new AO stimulus, with 594nm laser source.
  • Installed a new motor controller for Aerotech stages.
The purpose of this engineering night is to demonstrate the readiness of the refurbished system for NGS-AO science, and to characterize its performance.

Personnel schedule

Planning to be present on 4/9/08 (local): Angione, Baranec, Bouchez, Burruss, Roberts, Troy.
If night is clouded out, Bouchez will stay on for start of observing on 4/10/08.

Procedures and test plans

Please post your test plans on the Test Plan Library page, and add a link below.


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