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

Vanessa Bailey, Philip 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 publicationExploring the Formation and Evolution of Planetary Systems
PublisherCambridge University Press
Pages26-27
Number of pages2
EditionS299
ISBN (Print)9781107045200
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 2013

Publication series

NameProceedings of the International Astronomical Union
NumberS299
Volume8
ISSN (Print)1743-9213
ISSN (Electronic)1743-9221

Keywords

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

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine (miscellaneous)
  • Astronomy and Astrophysics
  • Nutrition and Dietetics
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Space and Planetary Science

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