Operation of the adaptive optics system at the large binocular telescope observatory

Douglas L. Miller, Juan Carlos Guerra, Konstantina Boutsia, Luca Fini, Javier Argomedo, Chris Biddick, Guido Agapito, Carmelo Arcidiacon, Runa Briguglio, Guido Brusa, Lorenzo Busoni, Simone Esposito, John Hill, Craig Kulesa, Donald W Mccarthy, Enrico Pinna, Alfio Timothy Puglisi, Fernando Quiros-Pacheco, Armando Riccardi, Marco Xompero

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Abstract

The Adaptive Optics System at the Large Binocular Telescope Observatory consists of two Adaptive Secondary (ASM) mirrors and two Pyramid Wavefront sensors. The first ASM/Pyramid pair has been commissioned and is being used for science operation using the NIR camera PISCES on the right side of the binocular telescope. The left side ASM/Pyramid system is currently being commissioned, with completion scheduled for the Fall of 2012. We will discuss the operation of the first Adaptive Optics System at the LBT Observatory including interactions of the AO system with the telescope and its TCS, observational modes, user interfaces, observational scripting language, time requirement for closed loop and offsets and observing efficiency.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
Volume8447
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2012
EventAdaptive Optics Systems III - Amsterdam, Netherlands
Duration: Jul 1 2012Jul 6 2012

Other

OtherAdaptive Optics Systems III
CountryNetherlands
CityAmsterdam
Period7/1/127/6/12

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Applied Mathematics
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics

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Miller, D. L., Guerra, J. C., Boutsia, K., Fini, L., Argomedo, J., Biddick, C., ... Xompero, M. (2012). Operation of the adaptive optics system at the large binocular telescope observatory. In Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering (Vol. 8447). [84472T] https://doi.org/10.1117/12.930803