Diffraction limited imaging with LUCI1 is offered in a shared-risk mode. Presently, the instrument is available for reference stars in the magnitude range 3.5 to 9.8 with degraded performance, and at design performance for fainter reference stars (down to ~16).
It is expected that full AO performance with LUCI1, and diffraction limited imaging and spectroscopy with LUCI2, will become available in the course of 2017A.
Observers new to AO are encouraged to consult the following references:
- Field Guide to Adaptive Optics, Tyson & Frazier, SPIE Press (2012)
- Adaptive Optics and its Applications, C. Max, (click here)
A Notice to Users is available here.