First AO-corrected interferometry with LBTI: Steps towards routine coherent imaging observations

Phil Hinz, P. Arbo, V. Bailey, T. Connors, O. Durney, S. Esposito, W. Hoffmann, T. Jones, J. Leisenring, M. Montoya, M. Nash, M. Nelson, T. McMahon, E. Pinna, A. Puglisi, A. Skemer, M. Skrutskie, V. Vaitheeswaran

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We report the first phased images using adaptive optics correction from the Large Binocular Telescope Interferometer. LBTI achieved first fringes in late 2010, with seeing-limited operation. Initial tests verified the feasibility of the setup and allowed us tócharacterize the phase variations from both the atmosphere and mechanical vibrations. Integration of the secondary-base AO systems was carried out in spring 2011 and spring 2012 for the right and left side respectively. Single aperture, diffraction-limited, operation has been commissioned and is used as a productive mode of the LBTI with the LMIRCam subsystem. We describe the initial observation for dual aperture observations and coherent imaging results.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationOptical and Infrared Interferometry III
StatePublished - 2012
Externally publishedYes
EventOptical and Infrared Interferometry III - Amsterdam, Netherlands
Duration: Jul 1 2012Jul 6 2012

Publication series

NameProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
ISSN (Print)0277-786X


OtherOptical and Infrared Interferometry III


  • Adaptive optics
  • Imaging
  • Infrared instruments
  • Interferometry
  • LBT

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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


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