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On-sky results of Raven, a MOAO science demonstrator at Subaru Telescope

  • Author(s): Lardiere, Olivier
  • Dave, Andersen
  • Bradley, Colin
  • Oya, Shin
  • Ono, Yoshito
  • Gamroth, Darryl
  • Correia, Carlos
  • Lamb, Masen
  • et al.

Raven is a Multi-Object Adaptive Optics science demonstrator which has been used on-sky at Subaru telescope from May 2014 to July 2015. Raven has been developed at the University of Victoria AO Lab, in partnership with NRC, NAOJ and Tohoku University. Raven includes three open loop WFSs, a central laser guide star WFS, and two science pick-off arms feeding light to the Subaru IRCS spectrograph. Raven supports different AO modes: SCAO, open-loop GLAO and MOAO. This paper gives an overview of the instrument design, compares the on-sky performance of the different AO modes and presents some of the science results achieved with MOAO.

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