Recent developments for the Large Binocular Telescope Guiding Control Subsystem

T. Golota, M. D. De La Peña, C. Biddick, M. Lesser, T. Leibold, D. Miller, R. Meeks, T. Hahn, J. Storm, T. Sargent, D. Summers, J. Hill, J. Kraus, S. Hooper, D. Fisher

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3 Scopus citations


The Large Binocular Telescope (LBT) has eight Acquisition, Guiding, and wavefront Sensing Units (AGw units). They provide guiding and wavefront sensing capability at eight different locations at both direct and bent Gregorian focal stations. Recent additions of focal stations for PEPSI and MODS instruments doubled the number of focal stations in use including respective motion, camera controller server computers, and software infrastructure communicating with Guiding Control Subsystem (GCS). This paper describes the improvements made to the LBT GCS and explains how these changes have led to better maintainability and contributed to increased reliability. This paper also discusses the current GCS status and reviews potential upgrades to further improve its performance.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationSoftware and Cyberinfrastructure for Astronomy III
ISBN (Print)9780819496201
StatePublished - 2014
EventSoftware and Cyberinfrastructure for Astronomy III - Montreal, QC, Canada
Duration: Jun 22 2014Jun 26 2014

Publication series

NameProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
ISSN (Print)0277-786X
ISSN (Electronic)1996-756X


OtherSoftware and Cyberinfrastructure for Astronomy III
CityMontreal, QC


  • CCD
  • Digital Image Processing
  • Guider software
  • Guiding
  • Large Binocular Telescope
  • active optics
  • image area
  • imaging cameras

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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