27 July 2016 Adaptive optics capabilities at the Large Binocular Telescope Observatory
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We present an overview of the current and future adaptive optics systems at the LBTO along with the current and planned science instruments they feed. All the AO systems make use of the two 672 actuator adaptive secondary mirrors. They are (1) FLAO (NGS/SCAO) feeding the LUCI NIR imagers/spectrographs; (2) LBTI/AO (NGS/SCAO) feeding the NIR/MIR imagers and LBTI beam combiner; (3) the ARGOS LGS GLAO system feeding LUCIs; and (4) LINC-NIRVANA - an NGS/MCAO imager and interferometer system. AO performance of the current systems is presented along with proposed performances for the newer systems taking into account the future instrumentation.
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J. C. Christou, G. Brusa, A. Conrad, S. Esposito, T. Herbst, P. Hinz, J. M. Hill, D. L. Miller, S. Rabien, G. Rahmer, G. E. Taylor, C. Veillet, X. Zhang, "Adaptive optics capabilities at the Large Binocular Telescope Observatory", Proc. SPIE 9909, Adaptive Optics Systems V, 99092E (27 July 2016); doi: 10.1117/12.2231783; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2231783
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