UVic's RAVEN MOAO sees first light at the Subaru Telescope

Raven, a Multi-­Object Adaptive Optics (MOAO) science demonstrator, successfully got its first light at the Subaru telescope on the nights of May 13 and 14, 2014. A technological advance in adaptive optics - it uses measurements from multiple guide stars to provide adaptive corrections for any other region of the sky being surveyed by the telescope. 

Raven has been developed by the Adaptive Optics Lab of the University of Victoria (UVic) in partnership with the National Council Research Council of Canada (NRC) and the National Astronomical Observatory of Japan (NAOJ). Team members include Physics and Astronomy faculty (Prof. Kim Venn) and adjunct faculty (Dr. David Anderson).

For more information, please see the Raven press release.