27 July 2016 A testing facility at the Asiago Copernico telescope in the framework of the ADaptive Optics National laboratory of Italy: ADONI
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In the context of ADONI, the newly constituted laboratory for INAF Adaptive Optics activities, it is foreseen to set-up a facility accessible to the Italian and international AO community, with the purpose of facilitating the testing of critical sub-systems or components (which may be part of instruments under construction), or prototypes of innovative concepts which may require on-sky demonstrations. The 182cm Copernico Telescope located in Asiago (Italy) has been selected to be a suitable place to set-up this public facility, where a common optical bench will be made available at the Coudé focus to host visiting instrumentation. In this paper we describe the opto-mechanical train to the Coudé focal station to be implemented for the laboratory set-up, and we sketch out the foreseen telescope refurbishing activities to implement this multi-purpose testing facility dedicated to AO related projects.
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Simonetta Chinellato, Roberto Ragazzoni, Jacopo Farinato, Davide Greggio, Stefano Benetti, Maria Bergomi, Federico Biondi, Enrico Cappellaro, Elena Carolo, Venerio Chiomento, Marco Dima, Aldo Frigo, Marco Gullieuszik, Luigi Lessio, Demetrio Magrin, Luca Marafatto, Giorgio Martorana, Elisa Portaluri, Mauro Rebeschini, Lina Tomasella, Luciano Traverso, Massimo Turatto, Daniele Vassallo, Valentina Viotto, "A testing facility at the Asiago Copernico telescope in the framework of the ADaptive Optics National laboratory of Italy: ADONI", Proc. SPIE 9909, Adaptive Optics Systems V, 990947 (27 July 2016); doi: 10.1117/12.2232733; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2232733
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