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WORKING WITH LAOT
LAOT is the Leiden Adaptive Optics Telescope. It is a setup in GHRIL to test novel coronograph and wavefront sensing concepts. It was first used on April 25-26th 2015
Check that the position of the NASMYTH TURRET is in GHRIL position.
Sky Flats: If required, they might need to be done with a lot of light well before sunset. They can be done at zenith in this case.
Acquisition: The FOV of the detector is 25" so it might be necessary to do a spiral search to find the target.
Movement of target using XY HANDSET keys:
Changing between ACAM and LAOT: Since ACAM is usually mounted at Cass, it's possible to use both instruments on one night by changing the focal station.
In April 2015, the BESR filter was used, since LAOT's own filters were not all suitable. It was kept mounted in an ACAM filter and then placed on the optical bench in a homemade mount, which seemed to work fine.
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