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Maintaining a suite of binocular facility instruments at the Large Binocular Telescope
Author(s): Robert O. Reynolds; John Morris; Jennifer Power; James Howard; James Riedl; Elliott Solheid; R. M. Wagner; Christian Veillet
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Paper Abstract

Facility Instruments at the Large Binocular Telescope (LBT) include the Large Binocular Camera (LBC), a pair of wide-field imagers at the prime focus, the LUCIFER (or LUCI) near-infrared imager and spectrograph pair, and the Multi-Object Double Spectrograph (MODS), a pair of long-slit spectrographs. The disciplines involved in instrument support are reviewed, as well as scheduling of support personnel. A computerized system for instrument maintenance scheduling and spare parts inventory is described. Instrument problems are tracked via an online reporting system, and statistics on types of instrument problems are discussed, as well as applicability of the system to troubleshooting.

Paper Details

Date Published: 6 August 2014
PDF: 13 pages
Proc. SPIE 9149, Observatory Operations: Strategies, Processes, and Systems V, 914915 (6 August 2014); doi: 10.1117/12.2055613
Show Author Affiliations
Robert O. Reynolds, Large Binocular Telescope Observatory (United States)
John Morris, Large Binocular Telescope Observatory (United States)
Jennifer Power, Large Binocular Telescope Observatory (United States)
James Howard, Large Binocular Telescope Observatory (United States)
James Riedl, Large Binocular Telescope Observatory (United States)
Elliott Solheid, Large Binocular Telescope Observatory (United States)
R. M. Wagner, Large Binocular Telescope Observatory (United States)
Christian Veillet, Large Binocular Telescope Observatory (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9149:
Observatory Operations: Strategies, Processes, and Systems V
Alison B. Peck; Chris R. Benn; Robert L. Seaman, Editor(s)

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