Composite image of the planetary nebula NGC~2440 taken with SAM on February 26, 2013.
The (r,g,b) colors correspond to the B,V,Halpha, the FWHM resolution is 0.35 arcsec in all bands.
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 published paper at Astro-ph: :1304.4880
[Full reference: 2013, AJ, 145, 165]
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.