Adaptive Optics System for the Gran Telescopio Canarias

Date
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Call year
2015
Investigator
Marcos
Reyes García-Talavera
Financial institution
Amount granted to the IAC Consortium
305.000 €
Related projects
Global View of the GTCAO optical bench with all its componentes installed during the laboratory tests
GTCAO LGS. Adaptative Optics and Laser Guide Star for GTC

The Adaptive Optics (AO) for the Gran Telescopio Canarias (GTC) corrects the effect of the atmospheric turbulence on the light, to exploit the high spatial resolution capability of GTC. The Laser Guide Star (LGS) extends the coverage of GTCAO to any part of the sky, increasing dramatically the capability to do high spatial resolution science.

Víctor Javier
Sánchez Bejar
Related installations
Gran Telescopio CANARIAS (GTC)
GTC
Gran Telescopio CANARIAS
Telescope
Imaging
Spectrograph
Polarimeter
Nocturnal
Ø 1040.00 cm