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Site acceptance of the commissioning instrument for the Gran Telescopio Canarias

[+] Author Affiliations
Salvador Cuevas, Beatriz Sánchez, Carlos Espejo, Rubén Flores, Oscar Chapa, Gerardo Lara, Alejandro Farah, Javier Godoy, Francisco Cobos, Carlos Tejada, Fernando Garfias

Instituto de Astronomia, UNAM (Mexico)

Vicente Bringas, Armando Chavoya, Gustavo Anguiano, Sadot Arciniega, Ariel Dorantes, José Luis Gonzalez, Juan Manuel Montoya, Rafael Toral, Hugo Hernández, Roberto Nava

Ctr. de Ingeniería y Desarrollo Industrial (Mexico)

Nicholas Devaney, Javier Castro, Lluis Cavaller

Instituto de Astrofísico de Canarias, GTC project (Spain)

Proc. SPIE 6267, Ground-based and Airborne Telescopes, 62670X (June 23, 2006); doi:10.1117/12.672545
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  • Ground-based and Airborne Telescopes
  • Larry M. Stepp
  • Orlando, Florida , USA | May 24, 2006

abstract

In March 2004, the Commissioning Instrument (CI) for the GTC was accepted in the site of The Gran Telescopio Canarias (GTC) located in La Palma Island, Spain. During the GTC integration phase, the CI will be a diagnostic tool for performance verification. The CI features four operation modes-imaging, pupil imaging, Curvature Wave-front sensing (WFS), and high resolution Shack-Hartmann WFS. The imaging mode permits to qualify the GTC image quality. The Pupil Mode permits estimate the GTC stray light. The segments figure, alignment and cophasing verifications are made with both WFS modes. In this work we describe the Commissioning Instrument and show some tests results obtained during the site acceptance process at the GTC site.

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Salvador Cuevas ; Beatriz Sánchez ; Vicente Bringas ; Carlos Espejo ; Rubén Flores, et al.
"Site acceptance of the commissioning instrument for the Gran Telescopio Canarias", Proc. SPIE 6267, Ground-based and Airborne Telescopes, 62670X (June 23, 2006); doi:10.1117/12.672545; http://dx.doi.org/10.1117/12.672545


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