Ground-based Astronomy


Here you can find my contribution to ground based astronomy. In the realm of instrumentation and especially in Adaptive Optics you can find information about the Pyramid WaveFront Sensor, about the Layer Oriented Multi Conjugated Adaptive Optics and about several variations on the theme of wide field Adaptive Optics. Instrumentations and telescopes where I played some role are the AdOpt@TNG, the Telescopio Nazionale Galileo itself, the MAD onboard VLT, the Prime Focus Camera onboard LBT or the LINC-NIRVANA interferometer onboard the same telescope, further to some activity in the alignment and Active Optics  of VST.

Pyramid WaveFront Sensor

Layer Oriented MCAO

Wide Field Adaptive Optics


The Prime Focus cameras on LBT