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Operation of the adaptive optics system at the Large Binocular Telescope Observatory
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Paper Abstract

The Adaptive Optics System at the Large Binocular Telescope Observatory consists of two Adaptive Secondary (ASM) mirrors and two Pyramid Wavefront sensors. The first ASM/Pyramid pair has been commissioned and is being used for science operation using the NIR camera PISCES on the right side of the binocular telescope. The left side ASM/Pyramid system is currently being commissioned, with completion scheduled for the Fall of 2012. We will discuss the operation of the first Adaptive Optics System at the LBT Observatory including interactions of the AO system with the telescope and its TCS, observational modes, user interfaces, observational scripting language, time requirement for closed loop and offsets and observing efficiency.

Paper Details

Date Published: 13 September 2012
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 8447, Adaptive Optics Systems III, 84472T (13 September 2012); doi: 10.1117/12.930803
Show Author Affiliations
Douglas L. Miller, Large Binocular Telescope Observatory (United States)
Juan Carlos Guerra, Large Binocular Telescope Observatory (United States)
Konstantina Boutsia, Large Binocular Telescope Observatory (United States)
INAF-Roma (Italy)
Luca Fini, INAF - Osservatorio Astrofisico di Arcetri (Italy)
Javier Argomedo, INAF - Osservatorio Astrofisico di Arcetri (Italy)
Chris Biddick, Large Binocular Telescope Observatory (United States)
Guido Agapito, INAF - Osservatorio Astrofisico di Arcetri (Italy)
Carmelo Arcidiacono, INAF - Osservatorio Astrofisico di Arcetri (Italy)
Runa Briguglio, INAF - Osservatorio Astrofisico di Arcetri (Italy)
Guido Brusa, Large Binocular Telescope Observatory (United States)
Lorenzo Busoni, INAF - Osservatorio Astrofisico di Arcetri (Italy)
Simone Esposito, INAF - Osservatorio Astrofisico di Arcetri (Italy)
John Hill, Large Binocular Telescope Observatory (United States)
Craig Kulesa, Steward Observatory, The Univ. of Arizona (United States)
Don McCarthy, Steward Observatory, The Univ. of Arizona (United States)
Enrico Pinna, INAF - Osservatorio Astrofisico di Arcetri (Italy)
Alfio Timothy Puglisi, INAF - Osservatorio Astrofisico di Arcetri (Italy)
Fernando Quiros-Pacheco, INAF - Osservatorio Astrofisico di Arcetri (Italy)
Armando Riccardi, INAF - Osservatorio Astrofisico di Arcetri (Italy)
Marco Xompero, INAF - Osservatorio Astrofisico di Arcetri (Italy)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8447:
Adaptive Optics Systems III
Brent L. Ellerbroek; Enrico Marchetti; Jean-Pierre Véran, Editor(s)

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