Extreme Wavefront Control Lab

The Extreme Wavefront Control Lab at the University of Arizona rearranges starlight to reveal planets. We accomplish this with novel optics, real-time control systems, and large-scale data post-processing.

MagAO-X is the spiritual successor to MagAO, optimized for faster correction and shorter wavelengths.

MagAO-X first light was in 2019B (December 2019). For guest observer instructions, see the Instrument Handbook.

MagAO-X publications

Instrument handbook

MagAO-X blog posts

MagAO was an adaptive optics system that improved the resolution of the Magellan Clay 6.5-meter telescope by means of an adaptive secondary mirror and control system. The system fed light to VisAO for visible-light observations and Clio for infrared observations.

MagAO publications

Reference Information

MagAO blog posts