Improved angular resolution at optical and infrared wavelengths
Uniform and selective compensation of low-altitude turbulence
A relatively wide field (3 arcminutes)
Image quality improved by a factor of ~2
Integrated CCD Imager
Correction achieved using a low-altitude Rayleigh laser guide star and
two (or one) tip-tilt guide stars (R<18)
January 24, 2013.
The paper based on SAM LGS data has been submitted to the Astronomical Journal.
Title: SOAR adaptive optics observations of the globular cluster NGC 6496
Authors: Luciano Fraga, Andrea Kunder, Andrei Tokovinin.
See the accepted paper at Astro-ph: :1304.4880
January 18, 2013.
Science verification of SAM starts this semester, 2013A.
The deadline for the proposals is March 15, 2013. See the
Call for Proposals
May 15, 2012.
On the engineering night of May 8/9 SAM reached a resolutin of 0.26" in the I band, showing substantial gain over open-loop data.
The image fragment (click to enlarge) shows globular cluster NGC 6496.