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Decaspec: a fiber optics adapter for multiobject spectroscopy
Author(s): Daniel G. Fabricant; Edward N. Hertz
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Paper Abstract

An automated fiber optics manipulator that allows the acquisition of up to 10 spectra simultaneously with an existing long slit spectrograph has been placed in operation at the Michigan-Dartmouth-MIT Observatory. Pickoff optics that view mirrors at the fiber probe tips allow visual alignment of the probes on the target objects. This feature eliminates the requirement for subarcsecond astrometry, careful focal plane calibration and highly precise actuator motion.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 July 1990
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 1235, Instrumentation in Astronomy VII, (1 July 1990); doi: 10.1117/12.19139
Show Author Affiliations
Daniel G. Fabricant, Harvard-Smithsonian Ctr. for Astrophysics (United States)
Edward N. Hertz, Harvard-Smithsonian Ctr. for Astrophysics (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1235:
Instrumentation in Astronomy VII
David L. Crawford, Editor(s)

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