The large binocular telescope interferometer & adaptive optics system: On-sky performance and results

Vanessa Bailey, Philip M Hinz, Vidhya Vaitheeswaran, Andrew Skemer, Denis Defrère, Timothy Rodigas, Simone Esposito, Enrico Pinna, Alfio Puglisi

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Abstract

Increasing spatial resolution and contrast capabilities will make possible new direct detections of exoplanets, exozodis, and circumstellar disks. The Large Binocular Telescope Interferometer (LBTI) has been engineered to sit at the combined focus of the Large Binocular Telescope's two 8.4m apertures. Both apertures are equipped with 672-actuator deformable secondary mirrors, the first of the next generation of "extreme" adaptive optics (AO) systems. We present an overview of the LBTI AO instrument suite and detail current on-sky performance.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of the International Astronomical Union
PublisherCambridge University Press
Pages26-27
Number of pages2
Volume8
EditionS299
ISBN (Print)9781107045200
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2013

Publication series

NameProceedings of the International Astronomical Union
NumberS299
Volume8
ISSN (Print)17439213
ISSN (Electronic)17439221

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Keywords

  • Instrumentation: adaptive optics
  • Instrumentation: high angular resolution
  • Instrumentation: interferometers

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Astronomy and Astrophysics

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Bailey, V., Hinz, P. M., Vaitheeswaran, V., Skemer, A., Defrère, D., Rodigas, T., ... Puglisi, A. (2013). The large binocular telescope interferometer & adaptive optics system: On-sky performance and results. In Proceedings of the International Astronomical Union (S299 ed., Vol. 8, pp. 26-27). (Proceedings of the International Astronomical Union; Vol. 8, No. S299). Cambridge University Press. https://doi.org/10.1017/S1743921313007709