24 September 2012 LUCI in the sky: performance and lessons learned in the first two years of near-infrared multi-object spectroscopy at the LBT
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LUCI (former LUCIFER) is the full cryogenic near-infrared multi-object spectrograph and imager at the LBT. It presently allows for seeing limited imaging and multi-object spectroscopy at R~2000-4000 in a 4x4arcmin2 FOV from 0.9 to 2.5 micron. We report on the instrument performance and the lessons learned during the first two years on sky from a technical and operational point of view. We present the upcoming detector upgrade to Hawaii-2 RG arrays and the operating modes to utilize the binocular mode, the LBT facility AO system for diffraction limited imaging as well as to use the wide-field AO correction afforded by the multi-laser GLAO System ARGOS in multi-object spectroscopy.
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Peter Buschkamp, Peter Buschkamp, Walter Seifert, Walter Seifert, Kai Polsterer, Kai Polsterer, Reiner Hofmann, Reiner Hofmann, Hans Gemperlein, Hans Gemperlein, Reinhard Lederer, Reinhard Lederer, Michael Lehmitz, Michael Lehmitz, Vianak Naranjo, Vianak Naranjo, Nancy Ageorges, Nancy Ageorges, Jaron Kurk, Jaron Kurk, Frank Eisenhauer, Frank Eisenhauer, Sebastian Rabien, Sebastian Rabien, Mathias Honsberg, Mathias Honsberg, Reinhard Genzel, Reinhard Genzel, } "LUCI in the sky: performance and lessons learned in the first two years of near-infrared multi-object spectroscopy at the LBT", Proc. SPIE 8446, Ground-based and Airborne Instrumentation for Astronomy IV, 84465L (24 September 2012); doi: 10.1117/12.926989; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.926989
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