MM-MOS at the TNG


It is a pleasure to thank R. Merighi for his invaluable help at many stages of this project. Drs. M. Breare (INT Group), K. Szeto (Gemini Project), N. Tanvir (Cambridge, UK), and P. Kiergaard (Copenhagen Obs.) are warmly thanked for helpful discussions about aperture mask manufacturing and design. We are indebted with Mr. Mattaini (IFC/CNR Milan) for generously sharing the results of his mask cutting experiments for VIRMOS. Several tests of hardware and software for this project have been done at the Stazione Astronomica L. Rosino of the Padova Astronomical Observatory with the collaboration of R. Claudi and L. Traverso and the help of the local staff.



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