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, Don McCarthy, Enrico Pinna, Alfio Timothy Puglisi, Fernando Quiros-Pacheco, Armando Riccardi, Marco Xompero

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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 publicationAdaptive Optics Systems III
StatePublished - 2012
EventAdaptive Optics Systems III - Amsterdam, Netherlands
Duration: Jul 1 2012Jul 6 2012

Publication series

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


OtherAdaptive Optics Systems III

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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