9 July 2008 LINC-NIRVANA: achieving 10 mas imagery on 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. The instrument employs a number of innovative technologies, including multi-conjugated adaptive optics, state-of-the-art materials, low vibration mechanical coolers, active and passive control, and sophisticated software for data analysis. 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 integration of large instruments.
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T. M. Herbst, T. M. Herbst, R. Ragazzoni, R. Ragazzoni, A. Eckart, A. Eckart, G. Weigelt, G. Weigelt, } "LINC-NIRVANA: achieving 10 mas imagery on the Large Binocular Telescope", Proc. SPIE 7014, Ground-based and Airborne Instrumentation for Astronomy II, 70141A (9 July 2008); doi: 10.1117/12.788374; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.788374


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