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Adaptive optics operations at the Large Binocular Telescope Observatory
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Paper Abstract

The goal for the adaptive optics systems at the Large Binocular Telescope Observatory (LBTO) is for them to operate fully automatically, without the need for an AO Scientist, and to be run by the observers and/or the telescope operator. This has been built into their design. Initially, the AO systems would close the loop using optimal parameters based on the observing conditions and guide star brightness, without adapting to changing conditions. We present the current status of AO operations as well as recent updates that improve the operational efficiency and minimize downtime. Onsky efficiency and performance will also be presented, along with calibrations required for AO closed loop operation.

Paper Details

Date Published: 27 July 2016
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 9909, Adaptive Optics Systems V, 99092G (27 July 2016); doi: 10.1117/12.2234324
Show Author Affiliations
Douglas L. Miller, Large Binocular Telescope Observatory (United States)
Gregory Taylor, Large Binocular Telescope Observatory (United States)
Julian C. Christou, Large Binocular Telescope Observatory (United States)
Xianyu Zhang, Large Binocular Telescope Observatory (United States)
Guido Brusa Zappellini, Large Binocular Telescope Observatory (United States)
Gustavo Rahmer, Large Binocular Telescope Observatory (United States)
Michael Lefebvre, Large Binocular Telescope Observatory (United States)
Alfio Puglisi, INAF - Osservatorio Astrofisico di Arcetri (Italy)
Enrico Pinna, INAF - Osservatorio Astrofisico di Arcetri (Italy)
Simone Esposito, INAF - Osservatorio Astrofisico di Arcetri (Italy)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9909:
Adaptive Optics Systems V
Enrico Marchetti; Laird M. Close; Jean-Pierre Véran, Editor(s)

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