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Recent developments for the Large Binocular Telescope Guiding Control Subsystem
Author(s): T. Golota; M. D. De La Peña; C. Biddick; M. Lesser; T. Leibold; D. Miller; R. Meeks; T. Hahn; J. Storm; T. Sargent; D. Summers; J. Hill; J. Kraus; S. Hooper; D. Fisher
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Paper Abstract

The Large Binocular Telescope (LBT) has eight Acquisition, Guiding, and wavefront Sensing Units (AGw units). They provide guiding and wavefront sensing capability at eight different locations at both direct and bent Gregorian focal stations. Recent additions of focal stations for PEPSI and MODS instruments doubled the number of focal stations in use including respective motion, camera controller server computers, and software infrastructure communicating with Guiding Control Subsystem (GCS). This paper describes the improvements made to the LBT GCS and explains how these changes have led to better maintainability and contributed to increased reliability. This paper also discusses the current GCS status and reviews potential upgrades to further improve its performance.

Paper Details

Date Published: 18 July 2014
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 9152, Software and Cyberinfrastructure for Astronomy III, 91522F (18 July 2014); doi: 10.1117/12.2057244
Show Author Affiliations
T. Golota, Large Binocular Telescope Observatory (United States)
M. D. De La Peña, Large Binocular Telescope Observatory (United States)
C. Biddick, Large Binocular Telescope Observatory (United States)
M. Lesser, The Univ. of Arizona (United States)
T. Leibold, Bruker Nano Inc. (United States)
D. Miller, Large Binocular Telescope Observatory (United States)
R. Meeks, Large Binocular Telescope Observatory (United States)
T. Hahn, Leibniz-Institut für Astrophysik Potsdam (Germany)
J. Storm, Leibniz-Institut für Astrophysik Potsdam (Germany)
T. Sargent, Large Binocular Telescope Observatory (United States)
D. Summers, Large Binocular Telescope Observatory (United States)
J. Hill, Large Binocular Telescope Observatory (United States)
J. Kraus, Large Binocular Telescope Observatory (United States)
S. Hooper, Large Binocular Telescope Observatory (United States)
D. Fisher, Large Binocular Telescope Observatory (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9152:
Software and Cyberinfrastructure for Astronomy III
Gianluca Chiozzi; Nicole M. Radziwill, Editor(s)

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