LINC-NIRVANA - near-infrared interferometer for the LBT

Sectional view of the LINC-NIRVANA detector unit. The infrared detector with 2048x2048 pixels is the core element of the instrument.

Exploded view of the LINC-NIRVANA detector unit.

Cryogenic optics unit before its integration into the LINC-NIRVANA cryostat.
It contains two high-precision metal mirrors, a filter wheel, a beam splitter wheel and the detetor unit.

Design model of the LINC-NIRVANA cryogenic optics. The maximum distortion of the support structure, that occurs when the telescope is tilted, was determined with a Finite Element Simulation.

Design model of LINC-NIRVANA.

Instrument LINC-NIRVANA during installation at the telescope.

The LINC-NIRVANA instrument installed at the LBT.

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