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The new AAO structure

AAO partnership


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MAVIS is a proposed instrument for the ESO’s VLT AOF (Adaptive Optics Facility, UT4 Yepun). MAVIS stands for MCAO Assisted Visible Imager and Spectrograph. It is intended to be installed at the Nasmyth focus of the VLT AOF and is made of two main parts: an Adaptive Optics (AO) system that cancels the image blurring induced by atmospheric turbulence and its post focal instrumentation, for which the baseline is a 4000x4000 pixel imager and a spectrograph, both covering the visible part of the light spectrum.

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ESO pipelines