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Preparation of the calibration unit for LINC-NIRVANA
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Paper Abstract

We present in this paper the status of the calibration unit for the interferometric infrared imager LINC-NIRVANA that will be installed on the Large Binocular Telescope, Arizona. LINC-NIRVANA will combine high angular resolution (~10 mas in J), and wide field-of-view (up to 2'×2') thanks to the conjunct use of interferometry and MCAO. The goal of the calibration unit is to provide calibration tools for the different sub-systems of the instrument. We give an overview of the different tasks that are foreseen as well as of the preliminary detailed design. We show some interferometric results obtained with specific fiber splitters optimized for LINC-NIRVANA. The different components of the calibration unit will be used either during the integration phase on site, or during the science exploitation phase of the instrument.

Paper Details

Date Published: 28 July 2008
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 7013, Optical and Infrared Interferometry, 701334 (28 July 2008); doi: 10.1117/12.789463
Show Author Affiliations
Lucas Labadie, Max-Planck-Institut für Astronomie (Germany)
Fulvio de Bonis, Max-Planck-Institut für Astronomie (Germany)
Sebastian Egner, Max-Planck-Institut für Astronomie (Germany)
Tom Herbst, Max-Planck-Institut für Astronomie (Germany)
Peter Bizenberger, Max-Planck-Institut für Astronomie (Germany)
Martin Kürster, Max-Planck-Institut für Astronomie (Germany)
Alain Delboulé, Lab. d'Astrophysique de Grenoble (France)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7013:
Optical and Infrared Interferometry
Markus Schöller; William C. Danchi; Françoise Delplancke, Editor(s)

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