The ARGOS image gallery


March 08, 2017

December 12, 2016

December 12, 2016

December 12, 2016

December 12, 2016

December 12, 2016

May 01, 2015

NGC6384

Let us introduce miss NGC6384!
March 18, 2016

NGC 4449, J, H, Ks Color composit ARGOS & LUCI
0.2‘‘ Resolution in Ks

March 18, 2016

SDSS J1038 + 4849 ‚The Cat‚ main arcs at z=0.97, 2.19 J-band image

March 18, 2016

SDSS J134332.85+415503.4
Main arc at z=2.09
J,H,Ks, 30 min each band
0.2‘‘ resolution in Ks

March 18, 2016

NGC 3786, JHK ARGOS GLAO Taken in high seeing conditions (~1.5‘‘ DIMM) Resulting in 0.4..0.5‘‘ Ks..J with ARGOS

October 24, 2015

WFS SX comissioning

October 24, 2015

October 24, 2015

October 24, 2015

WFS SX comissioning

September 27, 2015

Look at this!
September 27, 2015

Both LGSW and both Lucis in the clean room
September 27, 2015

July 28, 2015

THE POCKELS CELL DRIVER

July 28, 2015

THE POCKELS CELL DRIVER

July 28, 2015

THE POCKELS CELL, open in test setup

December 01, 2014

September 02, 2014

testing dielectric strength in various gases

testing dielectric strength in various gases
December 01, 2014

Left: SMT, Background: LBT

November 04, 2013

First full power test.

November 04, 2013

First full power test.

August 22, 2013

Laser test bench in clean room.

August 21, 2013

The THING! What is it?
Snow in August?

August 08, 2013

Dichroic drive test at Tomelleri

December 01, 2014

August 08, 2013

Dichroic drive test at Tomelleri

May 18, 2014

June 18, 2013

Michael is reconfiguring the pneumatic houses on the dust shutter controller.

May 17, 2014

recreation at nearby riggs lake

June 18, 2013

Hans and Julian are working on the C-Ring Rack cabeling.

May 16, 2014

Laser operation at full moon

June 18, 2013

The large mirror, illuminated by the alignment laser.

May 16, 2014

June 15, 2013

Walfried and Matthias are installing new beam expanders in front of the laser heads.

Working in the highest situated submarine.
May 16, 2014

May 16, 2014

March 22, 2014

more on-sky tests

May 11, 2010

PNCCD New vs. Old

On left side the new developed peltier cooled PNCCD camera, on right side the old cryogenic cooled version.

July 09, 2009

Motor casting

We tested several linear pushing actuators to find one which was small and accurate enough to meet our requirements.

July 31, 2008

Russian argon laser

This is not a space weapon, it's just a russian argon laser. It had to be removed from the lab and destroyed under watch of the customs.
July 31, 2009

Do not drink

Cleaning accessories of the russian argon laser.

January 21, 2008

On top of the LBT

Next to the LBT are the Submillimeter Telescope (SMT) and the VATT (Vatican Advanced Technology Telescope).

October 04, 2007

Pockels Cell

A big aperture pockels cell at our neighbor institute MPQ. Our first prototype had a similar design, but no water cooling.
March 22, 2014

Excited watching of the detector images

March 22, 2014

more on-sky tests

Flight of the laser box II.

March 21, 2014

On sky test after moonrise

March 13, 2014

LBT impressions. A rotating buidling.

March 13, 2014

LBT, seen by a fish eye

March 13, 2014

preparing for the night

December 01, 2014

March 13, 2014

preparing for the night

November 09, 2013

On sky test

March 12, 2013

MoCon con Mocca

Our standard motor controller, the MoCon from MPIA. And coffee is also standard, especially when working on the mocon.

November 09, 2013

On sky test

November 09, 2013

LM1 SX

November 08, 2013

On sky test

March 07, 2013

Make in individual

An Argos sticker gives everything an individual touch.
November 07, 2013

On sky test

December 01, 2014

November 07, 2013

On sky test

November 07, 2013

On sky test

February 15, 2013

Hacking the BCU

Gilles and Lorenzo are working on the configuration of the BCU to acquire data from the PNCCD.

November 06, 2013

On sky test

February 14, 2013

Florence

The city of Florence, seen from the Solar Tower at INAF/Acetri.

November 06, 2013

On sky test

November 06, 2013

On sky test

November 04, 2013

First full power test.

GLAO look open

April 23, 2012

Weekly meetings

On-site meeting at the telescope simulator.

GLAO loop closed

Laser beams and constellation pattern

December 01, 2014

Left to right: VATT, SMT, LBT

April 17, 2013

Laser system installation team

The team after the successfull installation of the laser system.
December 01, 2014

April 22, 2013

Alignment

A target on the large lense was used to align the laser box.
April 21, 2013

System powered

Systems were switched on and tested. The pricure shows the laser supply racks between the wind braces.

Installation of the SX laser box

Installation of the SX laser box. The telescope was tilted by 62°

Installation of the DX laser box.

Installation of the DX laser box. The telescope is tilted by 62°.

Flight of the laser box

The laser boxes was lifted from the high bay into the telescope chamber.

March 12, 2013

WFS under construction

Lots of components were preliminary installed to the wave front sensor in the last few weeks.

March 07, 2013

Team on box

From left to right: Julian, Walfried, Matthias, Gilles, Sebastian, Hans and Christina.
March 07, 2013

17 boxes of Argos

The Argos laser system is packed in 17 boxes, 4.2t in total.
March 07, 2013

Last box arrives

Matthias delivers the last box to the storehouse.
January 15, 2013

Laser box installation

The SX laser box is reinstalled to the telescope simulator.

October 01, 2012

Acceptance test

Inspection of the laserboxes during the acceptance test in Europe.

August 03, 2012

Tilted laser

To test the laser under realistic conditions, we used the telescope simulator to tilt it.

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May 10, 2012

Argos at Galileo's

Our regulary consortium meeting took place at Galileo Galilei's house near Florence.

March 05, 2012

Laser box setup

The first laser box steel frame is equipped with its insides.
November 15, 2011

Laserbox test setup

To test the instrument software with real hardware, we set up one optical laser beam path of the laser box.
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