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Title: Robo-AO: The first autonomous laser guide star adaptive optics system for 1 to 3 meter telescopes

Authors: Reed Riddle For The Robo-ao Team

Abstract Submitted by: Reed Riddle

Institute/Affiliation: California Institute of Technology

Abstract Type: talk

Abstract Information:

The high precision that photometry in the near and intermediate infrared region can provide has not been achieved, partly because of technical challenges (including cryogenics, which most IR detectors require), and partly because the filters in common use are not optimized to avoid water-vapor absorptions, which are the principal impediment to precise ground-based IR photometry.