We were on sky for our first of five nights in September commissioning,and carrying out early science with LBTI. The system was taken almost completely apart over the summer for alignment and improvements. We aligned the interferometer and were on the sky by the end of twilight. Object acquisition went smoothly. Both AO systems were operational after significant software upgrades. We identified a motor failure in NIC which has prevented mode changes between nulling and Fizeau. The nulling channel looks reasonably well aligned.
The automated control of AO on the left side was the main priority of tonight. By mid-morning, Vidhya, with Alfio's remote help had demonstrated a completely working AOS (the automated top-level software). This takes the system from having a star on the acquisition camera to closed loop, with three button clicks and minimal user expertise. This should be dramatically helpful in improving our efficiency and reducing the operators required for LBTI.
The nulling channel was overlapped and Phasecam images were taken for the first time in both pupil imaging and star imaging mode.
Automated filter control and scripting on LMIRCam was tested in parallel with the AO testing.
It was a bumpy first night with some significant steps forward. Weather looks good, so we hope to continue!
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