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Commissioning multi-conjugate adaptive optics with LINC-NIRVANA on LBT
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Paper Abstract

This paper reports on early commissioning of LINC-NIRVANA (LN), an innovative Multi-Conjugate Adaptive Optics (MCAO) system for the Large Binocular Telescope (LBT). LN uses two, parallel MCAO systems, each of which corrects turbulence at two atmospheric layers, to deliver near diffraction-limited imagery over a two-arcminute field of view. We summarize LN’s approach to MCAO and give an update on commissioning, including the achievement of First Light in April 2018. This is followed by a discussion of challenges that arise from our particular type of MCAO and the solutions implemented. We conclude with a brief look forward to the remainder of commissioning and future upgrades.

Paper Details

Date Published: 10 July 2018
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 10703, Adaptive Optics Systems VI, 107030B (10 July 2018); doi: 10.1117/12.2313421
Show Author Affiliations
T. M. Herbst, Max Planck Institute for Astronomy (Germany)
Kalyan K. R. Santhakumari, Max Planck Institute for Astronomy (Germany)
Micah Klettke, Max Planck Institute for Astronomy (Germany)
Carmelo Arcidiacono, INAF - Osservatorio Astronomico di Bologna (Italy)
Maria Bergomi, INAF - Osservatorio Astronomico di Padova (Italy)
Thomas Bertram, Max Planck Institute for Astronomy (Germany)
Jürgen Berwein, Max Planck Institute for Astronomy (Germany)
Peter Bizenberger, Max Planck Institute for Astronomy (Germany)
Florian Briegel, Max Planck Institute for Astronomy (Germany)
Jacopo Farinato, INAF - Osservatorio Astronomico di Padova (Italy)
Luca Marafatto, INAF - Osservatorio Astronomico di Padova (Italy)
Richard Mathar, Max Planck Institute for Astronomy (Germany)
Rosalie McGurk, Max Planck Institute for Astronomy (Germany)
Roberto Ragazzoni, INAF - Osservatorio Astronomico di Padova (Italy)
Valentina Viotto, INAF - Osservatorio Astronomico di Padova (Italy)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 10703:
Adaptive Optics Systems VI
Laird M. Close; Laura Schreiber; Dirk Schmidt, Editor(s)

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