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Status progress of AdOpt@TNG and offer to the international astronomical community
Author(s): M. Cecconi; A. Ghedina; P. Bagnara; A. Baruffolo; C. J. Carmona Rodriguez; G. Cresci; E. Diolaiti; J. Farinato; W. Gaessler; L. C. Gonzalez Suárez; F. Mannucci; R. Ragazzoni; A. L. Riverol Rodrìguez
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Paper Abstract

The Adaptive Optics Module of the Telescopio Nazionale Galileo (AdOpt@TNG) has enjoyed a huge refurbishment. A new WaveFront Sensing CCD (EEV39 80x80pixels by SciMeasure) has been mounted, allowing for up to 1KHz frame rate. Thanks to the versatility of the pyramid wavefront sensor, the fast changing of the 4x4 and 8x8 pupil sampling has been easily and successfully implemented. A dual pentium processor PC with Real-Time Linux has substituted the old VME as Real Time Computer. The implementation of the new Deformable Mirror by Xinetics will be also discussed. A new Graphical User Interface has been built to allow for user-friendly utilization of the module by astronomers. On-sky observations will be presented in terms of FWHM and Strehl Ratio for different values of guiding star magnitudes and seeing conditions. The encouraging on-sky results and overall system stability pushed to offer AdOpt@TNG to the international astronomical community.

Paper Details

Date Published: 28 June 2006
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 6272, Advances in Adaptive Optics II, 62722G (28 June 2006); doi: 10.1117/12.672215
Show Author Affiliations
M. Cecconi, Fundaciòn Galileo Galilei, INAF (Spain)
A. Ghedina, Fundaciòn Galileo Galilei, INAF (Spain)
P. Bagnara, Osservatorio Astronomico di Padova, INAF (Italy)
A. Baruffolo, Osservatorio Astronomico di Padova, INAF (Italy)
C. J. Carmona Rodriguez, CArmona I+D Electronic Systems (CAIDES) (Spain)
G. Cresci, Osservatorio Astrofisico di Arcetri, INAF (Italy)
E. Diolaiti, Osservatorio Astronomico di Bologna, INAF (Italy)
J. Farinato, Osservatorio Astrofisico di Arcetri, INAF (Italy)
W. Gaessler, Max Planck Institute für Astronomie (Germany)
L. C. Gonzalez Suárez, Fundaciòn Galileo Galilei, INAF (Spain)
F. Mannucci, Osservatorio Astrofisico di Arcetri, INAF (Italy)
R. Ragazzoni, Osservatorio Astrofisico di Arcetri, INAF (Italy)
A. L. Riverol Rodrìguez, Fundaciòn Galileo Galilei, INAF (Spain)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6272:
Advances in Adaptive Optics II
Brent L. Ellerbroek; Domenico Bonaccini Calia, Editor(s)

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