The Giant Magellan Telescope AO Program

Antonin Bouchez
The Giant Magellan Telescope adaptive optics system will be an integral part of the telescope, providing laser guide star generation, wavefront sensing, and wavefront correction to most of the currently envisioned instruments. The system will provide three observing modes: Natural Guidestar AO, Laser Tomographic AO, and Ground Layer AO. All three modes will use the telescope’s segmented adaptive secondary mirror to deliver a corrected beam directly to the instrument foci. We will describe the system...