Customer: Max Plank Institute for Extraterrestrial Physics (MPE), Munich
The Advanced Rayleigh guided Ground layer adaptive Optics System (ARGOS) is installed at the Large Binocular Telescope (LBT), located in southeastern Arizona at an altitude of 3200m. The ARGOS system equips the two identical 8.4 m mirrors mounted side-by-side on a common altitude-azimuth mount with an up to date laser guide star and wavefront sensing facility.
KTO was responsible for the re-engineering of the launch mirrors in view of a refurbishment.
The launch mirrors are directing the laser beams towards the sky.