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Active alignment for the Large Binocular Telescope Bent-Gregorian focus: first results
Author(s): A. Rakich; D. L. Miller
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Paper Abstract

This paper outlines progress to-date with the commissioning of the Bent-Gregorian focus at the Large Binocular Telescope. Active alignment at this focus utilizes and auto-guider system and a Shack Hartman wavefront sensor to determine system perturbations and drive corrections into various active optical components. Reported results include the correction of bi-nodal astigmatism, performance of the Shack-Hartman wavefront sensor, convergence of wavefront correction, convergence time, as well as various results pertaining to tracking and guiding.

Paper Details

Date Published: 4 September 2008
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 7068, Optical System Alignment and Tolerancing II, 70680D (4 September 2008); doi: 10.1117/12.797984
Show Author Affiliations
A. Rakich, Large Binocular Telescope Observatory (United States)
D. L. Miller, Large Binocular Telescope Observatory (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7068:
Optical System Alignment and Tolerancing II
José M. Sasian; Richard Neil Youngworth, Editor(s)

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