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First light of the ESO laser guide star facility
Author(s): D. Bonaccini Calia; E. Allaert; J. L. Alvarez; C. Araujo Hauck; G. Avila; E. Bendek; B. Buzzoni; M. Comin; M. Cullum; R. Davies; M. Dimmler; I. Guidolin; W. Hackenberg; S. Hippler; S. Kellner; A. van Kesteren; F. Koch; U. Neumann; T. Ott; D. Popovic; F. Pedichini; M. Quattri; J. Quentin; S. Rabien; A. Silber; M. Tapia
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Paper Abstract

Two teams of scientists and engineers at Max Planck Institut fuer Extraterrestrische Physik and at the European Southern Observatory have joined forces to design, build and install the Laser Guide Star Facility for the VLT. The Laser Guide Star Facility has now been completed and installed on the VLT Yepun telescope at Cerro Paranal. In this paper we report on the first light and first results from the Commissioning of the LGSF.

Paper Details

Date Published: 4 July 2006
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 6272, Advances in Adaptive Optics II, 627207 (4 July 2006); doi: 10.1117/12.674484
Show Author Affiliations
D. Bonaccini Calia, European Southern Observatory (Germany)
E. Allaert, European Southern Observatory (Germany)
J. L. Alvarez, European Southern Observatory (Germany)
C. Araujo Hauck, European Southern Observatory (Germany)
G. Avila, European Southern Observatory (Germany)
E. Bendek, European Southern Observatory (Germany)
B. Buzzoni, European Southern Observatory (Germany)
M. Comin, European Southern Observatory (Germany)
M. Cullum, European Southern Observatory (Germany)
R. Davies, Max-Planck-Institut für Extraterrestrische Physik (Germany)
M. Dimmler, European Southern Observatory (Germany)
I. Guidolin, European Southern Observatory (Germany)
W. Hackenberg, European Southern Observatory (Germany)
S. Hippler, Max-Planck-Institut für Astronomie (Germany)
S. Kellner, Max-Planck-Institut für Extraterrestrische Physik (Germany)
A. van Kesteren, European Southern Observatory (Germany)
F. Koch, European Southern Observatory (Germany)
U. Neumann, Max-Planck-Institut für Astronomie (Germany)
T. Ott, Max-Planck-Institut für Extraterrestrische Physik (Germany)
D. Popovic, European Southern Observatory (Germany)
F. Pedichini, Osservatorio Astronomico di Roma (Italy)
M. Quattri, European Southern Observatory (Germany)
J. Quentin, European Southern Observatory (Germany)
S. Rabien, Max-Planck-Institut für Extraterrestrische Physik (Germany)
A. Silber, European Southern Observatory (Germany)
M. Tapia, European Southern Observatory (Germany)


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

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