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  1. DEVELOPING AN ASTRONOMICAL ADAPTIVE OPTICS DEMONSTRATION MIGUEL LIZAOLA CENTER FOR ADAPTIVE OPTICS RESEARCH ADVISOR: ERIC STEINBRING PRINCIPALE INVESTIGATOR: DR. SANDY FABER UCSC LIAISON: LISA HUNTER CC LIAISON: LAWRENCE YEE

  2. ADAPTIVE OPTICS WHAT DOES AO DO? NEPTUNE WITHOUT AO WITH AO http//cfao.ucolick.org/pggallery/neptune.html

  3. HOW DOES IT WORK? http://cfao.ucolick.org/images/aoscheme.gif

  4. SIMULATION

  5. INSTRUMENTS TELESCOPE: -10-INCH APERTURE

  6. AO SYSTEM: -TIP-TILT MIRROR -DIGITAL CAMERAS -SOFTWARE

  7. PROJECTS 1-Create a manual for the telescope and adaptive optics system. 2- Compare simulations with images taken with our system. 3-Study binary stars and their characteristics.

  8. MANUAL : COOKBOOK -Instructions for college students to understand -Converted to HTML -Will appear on the CfAO -Test the “cookbook” -Ship package to other CfAO institutions

  9. OBSERVATIONS • BINARY STAR: SAO 44740 • 650 LIGHT YEARS AWAY • MAG 7.58 • RA: 13:46:02.78 • DEC: +41:02:16.1

  10. SIMULATION PROCEDURE: -Make computer simulation match the telescope and AO -Compare data with simulation.

  11. RESULTS

  12. C0NCLUSION -The cookbook will serve as reference to those students who use this system. Further more, make the telescope and adaptive optics available at other educational institutions. -The simulation with our specific parameters matches our observations and results. -Our studies with binary stars are not yet completed.

  13. ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS CFAO: ACCESS: Sandra Faber James Atkins Eric Steinbring Lawrence Yee Robert Cook Phil Crews Lisa Hunter Itchung Cheung Malika Moutawakkil Sonya Day *****All ACCESS STUDENTS***** Grants: ACCESS is founded by the National Institutes of Health (GM 51765) and UC Santa Cruz Transfer Partnership Program “This work has been supported in part or full by the National Science Foundation Science and Technology for Adaptive Optics, managed by the University of Santa Cruz under cooperative agreement No. AST-987683”