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Active optics operations at the Large Binocular Telescope
Author(s): Douglas Miller; John M. Hill; Taras Golota
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Paper Abstract

The Large Binocular Telescope (LBT) has three pairs of Active Optics (aO) systems used to collimate the telescope. We will describe the aO systems and their uses at the various focal stations, discuss their similarities and differences, and evaluate and compare their operational performances (i.e. with guide stars having different distances from the optical axis and guide stars of various brightness). We will also describe their performance with differing seeing conditions.

Paper Details

Date Published: 22 July 2014
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 9145, Ground-based and Airborne Telescopes V, 91452Q (22 July 2014); doi: 10.1117/12.2056986
Show Author Affiliations
Douglas Miller, Large Binocular Telescope Observatory, The Univ. of Arizona (United States)
John M. Hill, Large Binocular Telescope Observatory, The Univ. of Arizona (United States)
Taras Golota, Large Binocular Telescope Observatory, The Univ. of Arizona (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9145:
Ground-based and Airborne Telescopes V
Larry M. Stepp; Roberto Gilmozzi; Helen J. Hall, Editor(s)

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