27 July 2016 Adaptive optics operations at the Large Binocular Telescope Observatory
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The goal for the adaptive optics systems at the Large Binocular Telescope Observatory (LBTO) is for them to operate fully automatically, without the need for an AO Scientist, and to be run by the observers and/or the telescope operator. This has been built into their design. Initially, the AO systems would close the loop using optimal parameters based on the observing conditions and guide star brightness, without adapting to changing conditions. We present the current status of AO operations as well as recent updates that improve the operational efficiency and minimize downtime. Onsky efficiency and performance will also be presented, along with calibrations required for AO closed loop operation.
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Douglas L. Miller, Gregory Taylor, Julian C. Christou, Xianyu Zhang, Guido Brusa Zappellini, Gustavo Rahmer, Michael Lefebvre, Alfio Puglisi, Enrico Pinna, Simone Esposito, "Adaptive optics operations at the Large Binocular Telescope Observatory", Proc. SPIE 9909, Adaptive Optics Systems V, 99092G (27 July 2016); doi: 10.1117/12.2234324; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2234324
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