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GEMINI OBSERVATORY...

MCAO for Gemini-South Preliminary Design Report...

REV-AO-G0172...

Gemini Observatory May 1, 2001...

GEMINI SOUTH MULTI-CONJUGATE ADAPTIVE OPTICS PRELIMINARY DESIGN REVIEW DOCUMENTATION...

Table of Contents...

Table of Contents............................................................................................................. i Appendices and Drawings............................................................................................... v MCAO Acronyms ......................................................................................................... vii 1. Project Overview..................................................................................................... 1 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 1.7 1.8 2. 2.1 2.2 2.3 The MCAO Project.......................................................................................... 1 MCAO vs. Gemini-South AO (GSAO) ............................................................ 1 The Project Team............................................................................................. 2 The Preliminary Design Review ...................................................................... 3 The Preliminary Design Documentation .......................................................... 3 Project Background ......................................................................................... 3 Progress During the Preliminary Design Phase ................................................ 6 Project Plans .................................................................................................... 8 Introduction to MCAO................................................................................... 11 Limitations of Classical AO ........................................................................... 13 The Gemini MCAO Performance........................................................... 14 The Orion Nebula a Nearby Massive Star Formation Region............... 15 Stellar Population Variations in Star-Forming Regions........................... 15 Open Clusters ........................................................................................ 15 Mass Function in Nearby Globular Clusters over a Range of Metalicity. 15 Young Stellar Super-Clusters ................................................................. 16 Calibration of the Supernovae Ia Zero Point ........................................... 16 Stellar Populations in Nearby Starburst Regions..........

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