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Development of a simultaneous two-color near-infrared multi-object spectrograph SWIMS for the TAO 6.5-m telescope
Author(s): Kentaro Motohara; Masahiro Konishi; Hidenori Takahashi; Ken Tateuchi; Yutaro Kitagawa; Soya Todo; Natsuko M. Kato; Ryou Ohsawa; Tsutomu Aoki; Kentaro Asano; Mamoru Doi; Takafumi Kamizuka; Kimiaki Kawara; Kotaro Kohno; Shintaro Koshida; Takeo Minezaki; Takashi Miyata; Tomoki Morokuma; Kazushi Okada; Shigeyuki Sako; Takao Soyano; Yoichi Tamura; Toshihiko Tanabe; Masuo Tanaka; Ken'ichi Tarusawa; Mizuho Uchiyama; Yuzuru Yoshii
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Paper Abstract

Simultaneous Color Wide-field Infrared Multi-object Spectrograph, SWIMS, is one of the first generation in- struments for the University of Tokyo Atacama Observatory (TAO) 6.5m Telescope now under construction. A dichroic mirror being inserted in the collimated beam, it is capable of two-color simultaneous imaging with FoV of 9:16φ or R ∼ 1000 multi-object spectroscopy at 0.9–2.5μm wavelength range in one shot, and enables us to carry out efficient NIR imaging/spectroscopic survey of objects such as distant galaxies and young stellar objects. All the major components have been fabricated and we will start integration and laboratory cool-down test in the summer of 2014. After the engineering and initial science observations at the Subaru telescope, SWIMS will be transported to TAO telescope and see the first light in 2018.

Paper Details

Date Published: 24 July 2014
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 9147, Ground-based and Airborne Instrumentation for Astronomy V, 91476K (24 July 2014); doi: 10.1117/12.2054861
Show Author Affiliations
Kentaro Motohara, The Univ. of Tokyo (Japan)
Masahiro Konishi, The Univ. of Tokyo (Japan)
Hidenori Takahashi, The Univ. of Tokyo (Japan)
Ken Tateuchi, The Univ. of Tokyo (Japan)
Yutaro Kitagawa, The Univ. of Tokyo (Japan)
Soya Todo, The Univ. of Tokyo (Japan)
Natsuko M. Kato, The Univ. of Tokyo (Japan)
Ryou Ohsawa, The Univ. of Tokyo (Japan)
Tsutomu Aoki, Kiso Observatory, The Univ. of Tokyo (Japan)
Kentaro Asano, The Univ. of Tokyo (Japan)
Mamoru Doi, The Univ. of Tokyo (Japan)
Takafumi Kamizuka, The Univ. of Tokyo (Japan)
Kimiaki Kawara, The Univ. of Tokyo (Japan)
Kotaro Kohno, The Univ. of Tokyo (Japan)
Shintaro Koshida, The Univ. of Tokyo (Japan)
Pontificia Univ. Católica de Chile (Chile)
Takeo Minezaki, The Univ. of Tokyo (Japan)
Takashi Miyata, The Univ. of Tokyo (Japan)
Tomoki Morokuma, The Univ. of Tokyo (Japan)
Kazushi Okada, The Univ. of Tokyo (Japan)
Shigeyuki Sako, The Univ. of Tokyo (Japan)
Takao Soyano, Kiso Observatory, The Univ. of Tokyo (Japan)
Yoichi Tamura, The Univ. of Tokyo (Japan)
Toshihiko Tanabe, The Univ. of Tokyo (Japan)
Masuo Tanaka, The Univ. of Tokyo (Japan)
Ken'ichi Tarusawa, Kiso Observatory, The Univ. of Tokyo (Japan)
Mizuho Uchiyama, The Univ. of Tokyo (Japan)
Yuzuru Yoshii, The Univ. of Tokyo (Japan)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9147:
Ground-based and Airborne Instrumentation for Astronomy V
Suzanne K. Ramsay; Ian S. McLean; Hideki Takami, Editor(s)

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