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An infrared test camera for LBT adaptive optics commissioning
Author(s): Italo Foppiani; Matteo Lombini; Giovanni Bregoli; Giuseppe Cosentino; Emiliano Diolaiti; Giancarlo Innocenti; Daniel Meschke; Ralf-Rainer Rohloff; Thomas M. Herbst; Costantino Ciattaglia
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Paper Abstract

A joint project among INAF--Osservatorio Astronomico di Bologna (Italy), Università di Bologna--Dipartimento di Astronomia (Italy) and Max-Planck-Institut für Astronomie (Heidelberg, Germany) led in about one year to the construction of two infrared test cameras for the LBT Observatory. Such cameras will be used to test the performance achieved by the telescope adaptive optics system as well as to prepare the telescope pointing model and to completely test all the focal stations at the Gregorian focus. In the present article the design and the integration of the two test cameras are described. The achieved performances are presented as well.

Paper Details

Date Published: 17 July 2008
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 7015, Adaptive Optics Systems, 701562 (17 July 2008); doi: 10.1117/12.789423
Show Author Affiliations
Italo Foppiani, Univ. di Bologna (Italy)
Matteo Lombini, INAF, Osservatorio Astronomico di Bologna (Italy)
Giovanni Bregoli, INAF, Osservatorio Astronomico di Bologna (Italy)
Giuseppe Cosentino, Univ. di Bologna (Italy)
Emiliano Diolaiti, INAF, Osservatorio Astronomico di Bologna (Italy)
Giancarlo Innocenti, INAF, Osservatorio Astronomico di Bologna (Italy)
Daniel Meschke, Max-Planck-Institut für Astronomie (Germany)
Ralf-Rainer Rohloff, Max-Planck-Institut für Astronomie (Germany)
Thomas M. Herbst, Max-Planck-Institut für Astronomie (Germany)
Costantino Ciattaglia, INAF, Osservatorio Astronomico di Bologna (Italy)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7015:
Adaptive Optics Systems
Norbert Hubin; Claire E. Max; Peter L. Wizinowich, Editor(s)

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