This wiki is intended as a means of capturing and providing up-to-date operational information for the LBTI.
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This section contains information on routine night-time operations of the LBTI and its components such as evening startup of AO and science cameras, observing instructions for different modes, etc.
- Main AO page [link]
- Quick setup [link]
- Operations [link]
- AO Cheatsheet [link]
- Troubleshooting [link]
This section contains information on the maintenance procedures of the LBTI and its components such as procedures for routine replacement of parts, information data archiving, health checks, and routine calibrations.
Health Checks and Routine Calibrations
As part of NASA's mission assurance during the HOSTS survey and additionally in order to streamline procedures with LBTO and satisfy LBTO requirements, we have implemented a range of instrument health checks. In addition, there are a range of routine calibrations that benefit a large range of science projects and our own instrumentation work. These tasks are summarized in the table below:
| Task || Interval || Instructions |
|LBTI pre-run check-out ||~1 week before each run ||link |
|LMIRCam nightly darks ||each night on sky ||link |
|LMIRCam AO health check ||each night on sky ||link |
|LMIRCam detector linearity ||each run ||link |
|LMIRCam distortion correction ||each run ||link |
|LMIRCam astrometry solution ||each semester ||link |
Changing a PID retroactively [link
NIC Vacuum and Cooling
NIC Vacuum and cooling procedures [link
Here is a list of references such as technical manuals, sketches, models, informal overviews, etc.
The Amali Lectures: Optics
| Diffraction and Aberrations
| Turbulence & WFS
| Control Systems
| LBTI System Design
| AO Simulation
| AO Performance Measurement
| AO Problems
Data Jive: Post Library Meeting
: INDI Doc.pdf
Here is a list of random things that are not directly related to any of the topics above and may not even be directly related to LBTI, but are still relevant to some members of our team and useful to document at a random place (so may as well be documented here).
Mag AO Stuff: Katie's List
LBTI Web Utilities