28 July 2008 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.
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T. M. Herbst, R. Ragazzoni, A. Eckart, G. Weigelt, "LINC-NIRVANA: the Fizeau interferometer for the Large Binocular Telescope", Proc. SPIE 7013, Optical and Infrared Interferometry, 701326 (28 July 2008); doi: 10.1117/12.788378; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.788378
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