9 August 2010 Mixing completion, commissioning, and operations at the LBT
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By June 2010, the Large Binocular Telescope Observatory will have supported six semesters of observing with prime focus imaging, with the addition of IR imaging and spectroscopy in the most recent. Interspersed in the last year were installation and commissioning of one direct and one bent Gregorian focal station and extended commissioning of the first bent Gregorian focal station. We examine the lost time statistics and distribution of issues that reduced on-sky access in the context of the limited technical support provided for observing. We also note some of the restrictions imposed by the alternation of engineering and commissioning activities with scheduled observing time. The goal is to apply the lessons learned to the continuing period of observation plus commissioning anticipated as new spectroscopic, adaptive optics, and interferometric capabilities are added through 2012.
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Richard F. Green, Richard F. Green, John M. Hill, John M. Hill, Joar Brynnel, Joar Brynnel, James H. Slagle, James H. Slagle, David S. Ashby, David S. Ashby, Norman J. Cushing, Norman J. Cushing, John K. Little, John K. Little, R. Mark Wagner, R. Mark Wagner, Marco Pedani, Marco Pedani, } "Mixing completion, commissioning, and operations at the LBT", Proc. SPIE 7737, Observatory Operations: Strategies, Processes, and Systems III, 773706 (9 August 2010); doi: 10.1117/12.856812; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.856812
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