13 September 2012 Operation of the adaptive optics system at the Large Binocular Telescope Observatory
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The Adaptive Optics System at the Large Binocular Telescope Observatory consists of two Adaptive Secondary (ASM) mirrors and two Pyramid Wavefront sensors. The first ASM/Pyramid pair has been commissioned and is being used for science operation using the NIR camera PISCES on the right side of the binocular telescope. The left side ASM/Pyramid system is currently being commissioned, with completion scheduled for the Fall of 2012. We will discuss the operation of the first Adaptive Optics System at the LBT Observatory including interactions of the AO system with the telescope and its TCS, observational modes, user interfaces, observational scripting language, time requirement for closed loop and offsets and observing efficiency.
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Douglas L. Miller, Douglas L. Miller, Juan Carlos Guerra, Juan Carlos Guerra, Konstantina Boutsia, Konstantina Boutsia, Luca Fini, Luca Fini, Javier Argomedo, Javier Argomedo, Chris Biddick, Chris Biddick, Guido Agapito, Guido Agapito, Carmelo Arcidiacono, Carmelo Arcidiacono, Runa Briguglio, Runa Briguglio, Guido Brusa, Guido Brusa, Lorenzo Busoni, Lorenzo Busoni, Simone Esposito, Simone Esposito, John Hill, John Hill, Craig Kulesa, Craig Kulesa, Don McCarthy, Don McCarthy, Enrico Pinna, Enrico Pinna, Alfio Timothy Puglisi, Alfio Timothy Puglisi, Fernando Quiros-Pacheco, Fernando Quiros-Pacheco, Armando Riccardi, Armando Riccardi, Marco Xompero, Marco Xompero, } "Operation of the adaptive optics system at the Large Binocular Telescope Observatory", Proc. SPIE 8447, Adaptive Optics Systems III, 84472T (13 September 2012); doi: 10.1117/12.930803; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.930803
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