MAORY: A Multi-conjugate Adaptive Optics RelaY for ELT
The Multi-conjugate Adaptive Optics RelaY (MAORY) is the adaptive optics (AO) module for the Extremely Large Telescope (ELT) that will provide two gravity-invariant ports with the same optical quality for two different client instruments. It will enable high-angular-resolution observations in the near-infrared over a large field of view (~ 1 arcminute2) by real-time compensation of the wavefront distortions caused by atmospheric turbulence. Wavefront sensing is performed using laser and natural guide stars while the wavefront sensor compensation is performed by an adaptive deformable mirror (DM) in MAORY which works together with the telescope's adaptive and tip-tilt mirrors M4 and M5 respectively.
- Pub Date:
- March 2021
- Astrophysics - Instrumentation and Methods for Astrophysics
- 4 pages, 4 figures