22 July 2014 Active optics operations at the Large Binocular Telescope
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The Large Binocular Telescope (LBT) has three pairs of Active Optics (aO) systems used to collimate the telescope. We will describe the aO systems and their uses at the various focal stations, discuss their similarities and differences, and evaluate and compare their operational performances (i.e. with guide stars having different distances from the optical axis and guide stars of various brightness). We will also describe their performance with differing seeing conditions.
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Douglas Miller, John M. Hill, Taras Golota, "Active optics operations at the Large Binocular Telescope", Proc. SPIE 9145, Ground-based and Airborne Telescopes V, 91452Q (22 July 2014); doi: 10.1117/12.2056986; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2056986
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