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6 July 2018 Installation and commissioning of the LINC-NIRVANA near-infrared MCAO imager on LBT
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This paper reports on the installation and initial commissioning of LINC-NIRVANA (LN), an innovative high resolution, near-infrared imager for the Large Binocular Telescope (LBT). We present the delicate and difficult installation procedure, the culmination of a re-integration campaign that was in full swing at the last SPIE meeting. We also provide an update on the ongoing commissioning campaigns, including our recent achievement of First Light. Finally, we discuss lessons learned from the shipment and installation of a large complex instrument.
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T. M. Herbst, Thomas Bertram, Carmelo Arcidiacono, Maria Bergomi, Jürgen Berwein, Peter Bizenberger, Florian Briegel, Jacopo Farinato, Micah Klettke, Luca Marafatto, Richard Mathar, Rosalie McGurk, Roberto Ragazzoni, Kalyan K. R. Santhakumari, and Valentina Viotto "Installation and commissioning of the LINC-NIRVANA near-infrared MCAO imager on LBT", Proc. SPIE 10702, Ground-based and Airborne Instrumentation for Astronomy VII, 107020U (6 July 2018); doi: 10.1117/12.2313368; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2313368
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