Science and Adaptive Optics Requirements of MICADO, the E-ELT adaptive optics imaging camera

Richard Davies, N. Ageorges, L. Barl, L. Bedin, R. Bender, P. Bernardi, F. Chapron, Y. Clenet, A. Deep, E. Deul, M. Drost, F. Eisenhauer, R. Falomo, G. Fiorentino, N. M. Förster Schreiber, E. Gendron, R. Genzel, D. Gratadour, L. Greggio, F. GruppE. Held, T. Herbst, H.-J. Hess, Z. Hubert, K. Jahnke, K. Kuijken, D. Lutz, D. Magrin, B. Muschielok, R. Navarro, E. Noyola, T. Paumard, G. Piotto, R. Ragazzoni, A. Renzini, G. Rousset, H.-W. Rix, R. Saglia, L. Tacconi, M. Thiel, E. Tolstoy, S. Trippe, N. Tromp, E. A. Valentijn, G. Verdoes Kleijn, M. Wegner

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MICADO is the adaptive optics imaging camera being studied for the E-ELT. Its design has been optimised for use with MCAO, but will have its own SCAO module for the initial operational phase; and in principle could also be used with GLAO or LTAO. In this contribution, we outline a few of the science drivers for MICADO and show how these have shaped its design. The science drivers have led to a number of requirements on the AO system related to astrometry, photometry, and PSF uniformity. We discuss why these requirements have arisen and what might be done about them. unknown author type, collab unknown author type, collab
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication1st AO4ELT conference
Subtitle of host publicationAdaptative Optics for Extremely Large Telescopes
EditorsY. Clénet, J.-M. Conan, Th. Fusco, G. Rousset
Publisher EDP Sciences
Number of pages6
Publication statusPublished - 2010
Event1st AO4ELT conference - Paris, France
Duration: 22-Jun-200926-Jun-2009


Conference1st AO4ELT conference

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