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Commissioning results from the Large Binocular Telescope
Author(s): Joar G. Brynnel; Norman J. Cushing; Richard F. Green; John M. Hill; Douglas L. Miller; Andrew Rakich; Konstantina Boutsia
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Paper Abstract

Commissioning of a telescope facility such as the Large Binocular Telescope presents us with unprecedented challenges. The logistical and managerial balance act of scheduling commissioning of telescope, adaptive optics and twelve focal stations with subsequent commissioning of the instruments that populate the focal stations, while still providing for adequate science opportunity with already operational instruments is an equation that is problematic to solve in a way that meets the interests of all stakeholders. This paper presents strategies and priorities applied at the LBTO, and status of telescope commissioning programs. We provide a summary of telescope commissioning results, including a discussion about specific efforts to improve performance of the LBT.

Paper Details

Date Published: 17 September 2012
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 8444, Ground-based and Airborne Telescopes IV, 84441D (17 September 2012); doi: 10.1117/12.927291
Show Author Affiliations
Joar G. Brynnel, Large Binocular Telescope Observatory, Univ. of Arizona (United States)
Norman J. Cushing, Large Binocular Telescope Observatory, Univ. of Arizona (United States)
Richard F. Green, Large Binocular Telescope Observatory, Univ. of Arizona (United States)
John M. Hill, Large Binocular Telescope Observatory, Univ. of Arizona (United States)
Douglas L. Miller, Large Binocular Telescope Observatory, Univ. of Arizona (United States)
Andrew Rakich, Large Binocular Telescope Observatory, Univ. of Arizona (United States)
Konstantina Boutsia, Large Binocular Telescope Observatory, Univ. of Arizona (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8444:
Ground-based and Airborne Telescopes IV
Larry M. Stepp; Roberto Gilmozzi; Helen J. Hall, Editor(s)

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