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LINC-NIRVANA: the Fizeau interferometer for the Large Binocular Telescope
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LINC-NIRVANA is an innovative imaging interferometer fed by dedicated multi-conjugated adaptive optics systems. The instrument combines the light of the two, 8.4-meter primary mirrors of the Large Binocular Telescope (LBT) on a single focal plane, providing panoramic imagery with 23-meter spatial resolution. LINC-NIRVANA is entering its final integration phase, with the large adaptive-optics and imaging subsystems coming together in the clean room in Heidelberg. Here, we report on progress, including insights gained on instrument assembly and vibration control.

Paper Details

Date Published: 28 July 2008
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 7013, Optical and Infrared Interferometry, 701326 (28 July 2008); doi: 10.1117/12.788378
Show Author Affiliations
T. M. Herbst, Max Planck Institute for Astronomy (Germany)
R. Ragazzoni, Vicolo dell'Osservatorio 5 (Italy)
A. Eckart, I Physikalisches Institut, Univ. of Cologne (Germany)
G. Weigelt, Max Planck Institute for Radio Astronomy (Germany)

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

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