Daniel Hölck (Durham University)

CHOUGH, the Durham high-order AO instrument
When Jan 12, 2018 from 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
  • Special Seminar
  • Colloquium
Where SH, Lecture hall
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CHOUGH is a low-cost, fast project intended as a high-order Adaptive Optics(AO) technology & capabilities demonstrator. It is a narrow-field, Single Conjugated Adaptive Optics(SCAO) instrument that aims to enable high-order AO on the 4m William Hershcel Telescope(WHT), and its principal purpose is for investigating AO in the visible region of the spectrum (R- to I-bands). CHOUGH takes advantage of the infrastructure of a larger AO project, CANARY, which is located on a Nasthmyth platform of the (WHT).  CHOUGH  can also operate as standalone system  In the laboratory where it is currently undergoing sub-system performance evaluation.