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Proposed medium-low resolution optical spectrographs for GEMINI
Author(s): Jeremy R. Allington-Smith; Timothy J. Davidge
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Paper Abstract

The requirements for medium/low resolution optical spectroscopy with the GEMINI telescopes are discussed. Two different modes have been identified to exploit the exceptional image quality expected from the telescope and its Adaptive Optics (AO) system while also providing a wide range of spectral resolution options over a larger field. Meeting these conflicting requirements within a single instrument poses a major challenge, and it may prove necessary to construct two devices.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 June 1994
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 2198, Instrumentation in Astronomy VIII, (1 June 1994); doi: 10.1117/12.176749
Show Author Affiliations
Jeremy R. Allington-Smith, Univ. of Durham (United Kingdom)
Timothy J. Davidge, Dominion Astrophysical Observatory (Canada)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2198:
Instrumentation in Astronomy VIII
David L. Crawford; Eric R. Craine, Editor(s)

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