• MPE: Max-Planck-Institut für extraterrestrische Physik, Garching, Germany,
  • MPIA: Max-Planck-Institut für Astronomie, Heidelberg, Germany,
  • INAF: Instituto nazionale di astrofisica, Osservatorio astrofisico di Arcetri, Firenze, Italy,
  • CAAO: Center for astronomical adaptive optics, University of Arizona,
  • LSW: Landessternwarte Heidelberg, Germany,
  • AIP: Astrophysikalisches Institut Potsdam, Germany
  • MPIfR: Max-Planck-Institut für Radioastronomie in Bonn, Germany

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ARGOS instrument

ARGOS (Advanced Rayleigh guided Ground layer adaptive Optics System) is the Laser Guide Star and wavefront sensing facility for the Large Binocular Telescope (LBT). ARGOS will equip both eyes of the LBT with an adaptive optics system allowing wide-field, ground layer wavefront correction. With powerful green pulsed lasers creating laser beacons of more than sufficient brightness, a wavefront sensor with range-gated light detection, and the use of LBT's adaptive secondary mirror, we expect the ground layer adaptive optics system to enhance the image quality in almost every atmospheric condition.


Guide Star:
Artificial star, natural star

Atmosphere Atmosphere

Telescope Telescopes:

Optic Optics:
Laser Optics, Tip-Tilt Optics
Imaging sensors Imaging sensors:
Electronic Electronics:
Bonn TT Unit developed by our group, BCU
Online Software Online Software:

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