Translator Disclaimer
6 August 2014 Maintaining a suite of binocular facility instruments at the Large Binocular Telescope
Author Affiliations +
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.
© (2014) COPYRIGHT Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers (SPIE). Downloading of the abstract is permitted for personal use only.
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);


Telescope performance metrics
Proceedings of SPIE (January 02 2002)
Performances of HARPS and FEROS fibers in La Silla ESO...
Proceedings of SPIE (September 30 2004)
Fiber spectroscopy at Palomar Observatory
Proceedings of SPIE (July 01 1990)

Back to Top