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Conception of a near-infrared spectrometer for ground-based observations of massive stars
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Paper Abstract

In our contribution, we outline the different steps in the design of a fiber-fed spectrographic instrument for stellar astrophysics. Starting from the derivation of theoretical relationships from the scientific requirements and telescope characteristics, the entire optical design of the spectrograph is presented. Specific optical elements, such as a toroidal lens, are introduced to improve the instrument’s efficiency. Then the verification of predicted optical performances is investigated through optical analyses, such as resolution checking. Eventually, the star positioning system onto the central fiber core is explained.

Paper Details

Date Published: 21 February 2017
PDF: 12 pages
J. Astron. Telesc. Instrum. Syst. 3(1) 015002 doi: 10.1117/1.JATIS.3.1.015002
Published in: Journal of Astronomical Telescopes, Instruments, and Systems Volume 3, Issue 1
Show Author Affiliations
Christian Kintziger, Ctr. Spatial de Liège (Belgium)
Richard Desselle, Ctr. Spatial de Liège (Belgium)
Jerome Loicq, Ctr. Spatial de Liège (Belgium)
Gregor Rauw, Univ. de Liège (Belgium)
Pierre Rochus, Ctr. Spatial de Liège (Belgium)

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