2 September 2016 MCAO with LINC-NIRVANA at LBT: preparing for first light
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LINC-NIRVANA is an innovative, high-resolution, near-infrared imager for the Large Binocular Telescope. Its Multi-Conjugate Adaptive Optics system uses natural guide-stars and the layer-oriented, multiple-field of view approach for high sky coverage and eventual interferometric beam combination. We describe LINC-NIRVANA’s particular flavour of MCAO and its associated challenges, and report on final lab integration and system level testing. LINC-NIRVANA is currently at the telescope undergoing final alignment and tests before First Light late this fall.
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T. M. Herbst, C. Arcidiacono, T. Bertram, P. Bizenberger, F. Briegel, R. Hofferbert, M. Kürster, R. Ragazzoni, "MCAO with LINC-NIRVANA at LBT: preparing for first light", Proc. SPIE 9909, Adaptive Optics Systems V, 99092U (2 September 2016); doi: 10.1117/12.2232596; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2232596
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