Science with Adaptive Optics: Proceedings of the ESO Workshop Held at Garching, Germany, 16-19 September 2003 / Edition 1

Science with Adaptive Optics: Proceedings of the ESO Workshop Held at Garching, Germany, 16-19 September 2003 / Edition 1

by Wolfgang Brandner
     
 

ISBN-10: 364206406X

ISBN-13: 9783642064067

Pub. Date: 11/23/2010

Publisher: Springer Berlin Heidelberg

The field of Adaptive Optics (AO) for astronomy has matured in recent years, and diffraction-limited image resolution in the near-infrared is now routinely achieved by ground-based 8 to 10m class telescopes. This book presents the proceedings of the ESO Workshop on Science with Adaptive Optics held in the fall of 2003. The book provides an overview on AO

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Overview

The field of Adaptive Optics (AO) for astronomy has matured in recent years, and diffraction-limited image resolution in the near-infrared is now routinely achieved by ground-based 8 to 10m class telescopes. This book presents the proceedings of the ESO Workshop on Science with Adaptive Optics held in the fall of 2003. The book provides an overview on AO instrumentation, data acquisition and reduction strategies, and covers observations of the sun, solar system objects, circumstellar disks, substellar companions, HII regions, starburst environments, late-type stars, the galactic center, active galaxies, and quasars. The contributions present a vivid picture of the multitude of science topics being addressed by AO in observational astronomy.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9783642064067
Publisher:
Springer Berlin Heidelberg
Publication date:
11/23/2010
Series:
ESO Astrophysics Symposia Series
Edition description:
Softcover reprint of hardcover 1st ed. 2005
Pages:
388
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.03(d)

Table of Contents

NAOMI - adaptive optics at the WHT3
Status of adaptive optics projects at ESO7
Preliminary commissioning results of Altair19
Lyot coronagraphy at the Palomar and phase-mask coronagraphy at the VLT25
PIGS - a new wavefront sensor concept for ELTs31
Adaptive optics for MUSE36
NAOS-CONICA observational capabilities42
NACO-SDI : a novel simultaneous differential imager for the direct imaging of giant extra-solar planets46
One year of NACO operations53
Note on spectroscopy with adaptive optics63
Quality control and data flow operations of NAOS-CONICA69
Comparison of astrometry and photometry of the galactic bulge between HST-NICMOS and NACO data75
Point spread function analysis of the NACO instrument at the VLT79
Correlation image processing of diagnostic raw data collected with NAOS-CONICA83
Wide-field post-processing of adaptive optics images87
Simulations of adaptive optics with a laser guide star for SINFONI94
High order adaptive optics simulation tool for VLTs and ELTs97
Calibration of AO systems : application to NAOS-CONICA and future "planet-finder" systems103
The unique antarctic atmosphere : implications for adaptive optics111
Adaptive optics observations of the sun119
Penumbral line asymmetries using KAOS129
Simulations of solar AO systems132
Selected examples of solar and extra-solar planetary science with AO136
Hot massive planets around nearby young stars - a search with NACO at the VLT146
Direct detection of exoplanets with future adaptive optics systems152
Search for sub-stellar companions using AO - first results obtained with NAOS-CONICA158
Adaptive optics and star formation163
High angular resolution observations of binary brown dwarfs174
Close companions to nearby young stars from adaptive optics imaging on VLT and Keck177
A VLT/NACO survey for triple systems among visual pre-main-sequence binaries183
Coupled adaptive optics and integral field spectroscopy of pre-main-sequence stars189
An adaptive optics search for binaries in the Orion nebula cluster197
A search for close companions in Sco OB2203
Dual imaging observations of circumstellar matter in TW hydrae : the NACO view206
Near-infrared AO spectroscopy of edge-on protoplanetary disks with Subaru IRCS211
Size distribution of disks in the trapezium cluster214
The origin of the molecular flow in Orion BN/KL : NAOS-CONICA observations217
NACO and PUEO-GriF investigating small scale structures and velocity fields in OMC1223
Shocks and star formation in Orion : first light with GriF229
Imaging in Orion : NAOS-CONICA adaptive optics on the ESO-VLT
AO-assisted observations of ultra-compact H II regions236
The structure of the young stellar outflows revealed by high angular resolution [Fe II] [lambda] 1.644 [mu]m spectroscopy
Resolving the arches starburst cluster in the galactic center with NAOS-CONICA248
Adaptive optics science with the MMT adaptive secondary : mid-IR AO imaging of the post-AGB star AC Her
Near-infrared imaging of late type stars using CIAO on the Subaru telescope261
Spatially resolved spectroscopy of proto-planetary nebulae
NAOS/CONICA imaging of the nebula surrounding IRAS 17340-3757270
Inward bound : high resolution AO observations of the galactic center275
Infrared excess sources in the galactic center stellar cluster279
A thermal detection of Sgr A ?286
Nuclear dynamics and star formation of AGN291
NGC1068 : registration with narrow field of view and morphology298
NACO observations of NGC 1068305
The nucleus of Centaurus A with NACO311
Tracing the coronal line region in AGN with VLT/NACO : the very first results315
Adaptive optics observations of stars in globular clusters and nearby galaxies323
Surface brightness fluctuations : a case for extremely large telescopes334
A near-infrared adaptive optics imaging survey of nearby QSOs338
Altair observations of 3C273344
Near-infrared high resolution spectroscopy of high-z QSO absorption systems with the Subaru adaptive optics system352
Survey of a wide area with NACO (SWAN) : cosmology near the VLT's diffraction limit359
Subaru deep field with adaptive optics365
Using AO to identify damped Lyman [alpha] absorption systems at redshift z ä 2369
Selection of extragalactic targets for AO and VLTI observations375
Distance measurement with adaptive optics-assisted imaging : looking towards the future378

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