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Analysis of LBT LINC-NIRVANA simulated images of galaxies
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Paper Abstract

LINC-NIRVANA (LN) is a Fizeau interferometer that will provide coherent images in the near-IR combining the beams from the two Large Binocular Telescope (LBT) arms, by adopting a Multi-Conjugate Adaptive Optics system (MCAO) that allows for atmospheric turbulence compensation. We applied the software AIRY-LN for the simulation and the reconstruction of LN images in order to investigate the dependence of the image quality from the magnitude of the star used for the PSF extraction. A good knowledge of this dependence is a crucial point for the LN observations, especially for the extragalactic target where the presence of a bright psf-star within the LN field of view of 10×10 arcsec is not granted. Our results, although still preliminary, show that while from the morphological point of view the use of psf-star up to a magnitude of 18 is still acceptable, from the photometric point of view the use of psf-star fainter than Ks ~ 16 mag could cause considerable problems.

Paper Details

Date Published: 21 July 2010
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 7734, Optical and Infrared Interferometry II, 77342G (21 July 2010); doi: 10.1117/12.856951
Show Author Affiliations
Paolo Ciliegi, INAF - Osservatorio Astronomico di Bologna (Italy)
Andrea La Camera, Univ. degli Studi di Genova (Italy)
Carmelo Arcidiacono, INAF - Arcetri Astronomical Observatory (Italy)
Mario Bertero, Univ. degli Studi di Genova (Italy)
Patrizia Boccacci, Univ. degli Studi di Genova (Italy)
Emiliano Diolaiti, INAF - Osservatorio Astronomico di Bologna (Italy)
Italo Foppiani, Univ. degli Studi di Bologna (Italy)
Matteo Lombini, INAF - Osservatorio Astronomico di Bologna (Italy)
Laura Schreiber, INAF - Osservatorio Astronomico di Bologna (Italy)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7734:
Optical and Infrared Interferometry II
William C. Danchi; Françoise Delplancke; Jayadev K. Rajagopal, Editor(s)

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