MagAO Commissioning Day 17: Back on Sky With A Fever
The unofficial battle cry of the MagAO project over the last few days has been “More Cowbell!” as we try to get a high-order basis set that keeps our actuators happy.
To get the truly amazing image quality that our system is capable of, we need to find a set of shapes for our mirror that is stable on sky. We aren’t there yet, but we also need to test what we have on real stars to make sure we are on the right track. So we went on sky again tonight, but first we had to pull the CRO.
Kate found us a nice quadruple system to check our closed loop image quality:
Simone and Enrico are leaving this morning. Right before he left, Simone showed me this. Maybe it contains the answer to the riddle: “how do you simultaneously minimize force and maximize rejection?”
“I got a fever, and the only prescription is more cowbell.” – Laird Close