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, Simonetta Chinellato, Roberto Ragazzoni, Roberto Ragazzoni, Jacopo Farinato, Jacopo Farinato, Davide Greggio, Davide Greggio, Stefano Benetti, Stefano Benetti, Maria Bergomi, Maria Bergomi, Federico Biondi, Federico Biondi, Enrico Cappellaro, Enrico Cappellaro, Elena Carolo, Elena Carolo, Venerio Chiomento, Venerio Chiomento, Marco Dima, Marco Dima, Aldo Frigo, Aldo Frigo, Marco Gullieuszik, Marco Gullieuszik, Luigi Lessio, Luigi Lessio, Demetrio Magrin, Demetrio Magrin, Luca Marafatto, Luca Marafatto, Giorgio Martorana, Giorgio Martorana, Elisa Portaluri, Elisa Portaluri, Mauro Rebeschini, Mauro Rebeschini, Lina Tomasella, Lina Tomasella, Luciano Traverso, Luciano Traverso, Massimo Turatto, Massimo Turatto, Daniele Vassallo, Daniele Vassallo, Valentina Viotto, 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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