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Paper Abstract

On the way to the Extremely Large Telescopes (ELT) the Large Binocular Telescope (LBT) is an intermediate step. The two 8.4m mirrors create a masked aperture of 23m. LINC-NIRVANA is an instrument taking advantage of this opportunity. It will get, by means of Multi-Conjugated Adaptive Optics (MCAO), a moderate Strehl Ratio over a 2 arcmin field of view, which is used for Fizeau (imaging) interferometry in J,H and K. Several MCAO concepts, which are proposed for ELTs, will be proven with this instrument. Studies of sub-systems are done in the laboratory and the option to test them on sky are kept open. We will show the implementation of the MCAO concepts and control aspects of the instrument and present the road map to the final installation at LBT. Major milestones of LINC-NIRVANA, like preliminary design review or final design review are already done or in preparation. LINC-NIRVANA is one of the few MCAO instruments in the world which will see first light and go into operation within the next years.

Paper Details

Date Published: 25 October 2004
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 5490, Advancements in Adaptive Optics, (25 October 2004); doi: 10.1117/12.551908
Show Author Affiliations
Wolfgang Gaessler, Max-Planck-Institut fur Astronomie (Germany)
Roberto Ragazzoni, Max-Planck-Institut fur Astronomie (Germany)
INAF, Osservatorio Astrofisico di Arcetri (Italy)
Thomas M. Herbst, Max-Planck-Institut fur Astronomie (Germany)
David R. Andersen, Max-Planck-Institut fur Astronomie (Germany)
Carmelo Arcidiacono, INAF, Osservatorio Astrofisico di Arcetri (Italy)
Harald Baumeister, Max-Planck-Institut fur Astronomie (Germany)
Udo Beckmann, Max-Planck-Institut fur Radioastronomie (Germany)
Jan Behrend, Max-Planck-Institut fur Radioastronomie (Germany)
Thomas Bertram, Univ. zu Koln (Germany)
Peter Bizenberger, Max-Planck-Institut fur Astronomie (Germany)
Hermann Bohnhardt, Max Planck Institut fur Astronomie (Germany)
F. Briegel, Max-Planck-Institut fur Astronomie (Germany)
Emiliano Diolaiti, INAF, Osservatorio Astrofisico di Arcetri (Italy)
Thomas M. Driebe, Max-Planck-Institut fur Radioastronomie (Germany)
A. Eckhardt, Univ. zu Koln (Germany)
Sebastian E. Egner, Max-Planck-Institut fur Astronomie (Germany)
Jacopo Farinato, INAF, Osservatorio Astrofisico di Arcetri (Italy)
Matthias Heininger, Max-Planck-Institut fur Radioastronomie (Germany)
M. Kürster, Max-Planck-Institut fur Astronomie (Germany)
Werner Laun, Max-Planck-Institut fur Astronomie (Germany)
Sebastiano Ligori, Max-Planck-Institut fur Astronomie (Germany)
Vianak Naranjo, Max-Planck-Institut fur Astronomie (Germany)
Edmund Nussbaum, Max-Planck-Institut fur Radioastronomie (Germany)
Hans-Walter Rix, Max-Planck-Institut fur Astronomie (Germany)
Ralf-Rainer Rohloff, Max-Planck-Institut fur Astronomie (Germany)
Piero Salinari, INAF, Osservatorio Astrofisico di Arcetri (Italy)
Roberto Soci, Max-Planck-Institut fur Astronomie (Germany)
Clemens Storz, Max-Planck-Institut fur Astronomie (Germany)
Christian Straubmeier, Univ. zu Koln (Germany)
Elise Vernet-Viard, INAF, Osservatorio Astrofisico di Arcetri (Italy)
Gerd P. Weigelt, Max-Planck-Institut fur Radioastronomie (Germany)
Robert Weiss, Max-Planck-Institut fur Astronomie (Germany)
Wenli Xu, Max-Planck-Institut fur Astronomie (Germany)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5490:
Advancements in Adaptive Optics
Domenico Bonaccini Calia; Brent L. Ellerbroek; Roberto Ragazzoni, Editor(s)

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