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6 August 2014 Maintaining a suite of binocular facility instruments at the Large Binocular Telescope
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Facility Instruments at the Large Binocular Telescope (LBT) include the Large Binocular Camera (LBC), a pair of wide-field imagers at the prime focus, the LUCIFER (or LUCI) near-infrared imager and spectrograph pair, and the Multi-Object Double Spectrograph (MODS), a pair of long-slit spectrographs. The disciplines involved in instrument support are reviewed, as well as scheduling of support personnel. A computerized system for instrument maintenance scheduling and spare parts inventory is described. Instrument problems are tracked via an online reporting system, and statistics on types of instrument problems are discussed, as well as applicability of the system to troubleshooting.
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Robert O. Reynolds, John Morris, Jennifer Power, James Howard, James Riedl, Elliott Solheid, R. M. Wagner, and Christian Veillet "Maintaining a suite of binocular facility instruments at the Large Binocular Telescope", Proc. SPIE 9149, Observatory Operations: Strategies, Processes, and Systems V, 914915 (6 August 2014); https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2055613
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