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MCAO with LINC-NIRVANA at LBT: preparing for first light
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Paper Abstract

LINC-NIRVANA is an innovative, high-resolution, near-infrared imager for the Large Binocular Telescope. Its Multi-Conjugate Adaptive Optics system uses natural guide-stars and the layer-oriented, multiple-field of view approach for high sky coverage and eventual interferometric beam combination. We describe LINC-NIRVANA’s particular flavour of MCAO and its associated challenges, and report on final lab integration and system level testing. LINC-NIRVANA is currently at the telescope undergoing final alignment and tests before First Light late this fall.

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Date Published: 2 September 2016
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 9909, Adaptive Optics Systems V, 99092U (2 September 2016); doi: 10.1117/12.2232596
Show Author Affiliations
T. M. Herbst, Max Planck Institute for Astronomy (Germany)
C. Arcidiacono, INAF - Osservatorio Astronomico di Bologna (Italy)
T. Bertram, Max Planck Institute for Astronomy (Germany)
P. Bizenberger, Max Planck Institute for Astronomy (Germany)
F. Briegel, Max Planck Institute for Astronomy (Germany)
R. Hofferbert, Max Planck Institute for Astronomy (Germany)
M. Kürster, Max Planck Institute for Astronomy (Germany)
R. Ragazzoni, INAF - Osservatorio Astronomico di Padova (Italy)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9909:
Adaptive Optics Systems V
Enrico Marchetti; Laird M. Close; Jean-Pierre Véran, Editor(s)

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