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The design of the WEAVE spectrograph
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Paper Abstract

WEAVE is the next-generation optical spectroscopy facility for the William Herschel Telescope and aims at spectroscopic follow-up of ground-based (LOFAR) and space-based (Gaia) surveys. WEAVE places in the re-fitted prime focus either 1000 fibres, 20 fibre-coupled mini-IFUs or a single large 600 fibre IFU. A spectrograph on the Nasmyth platform analyses the light and supports, in a single exposure, either R~5,000 observations over the full 366- 975 nm wavelength range or simultaneous R~20,000 observations over two out of three pre-specified bands within this wavelength range. This paper describes the requirements, optical design and mechanical design of the WEAVE spectrograph.

Paper Details

Date Published: 24 July 2014
PDF: 15 pages
Proc. SPIE 9147, Ground-based and Airborne Instrumentation for Astronomy V, 91476H (24 July 2014); doi: 10.1117/12.2055860
Show Author Affiliations
Kevin Rogers, STFC Rutherford Appleton Lab. (United Kingdom)
Remko Stuik, NOVA ASTRON (Netherlands)
Leiden Observatory, Leiden Univ. (Netherlands)
Iain A. Steele, Liverpool John Moores Univ. (United Kingdom)
Johan Pragt, NOVA ASTRON (Netherlands)
Kevin F. Middleton, STFC Rutherford Appleton Lab. (United Kingdom)
Stuart Bates, Liverpool John Moores Univ. (United Kingdom)
Jan Kragt, NOVA ASTRON (Netherlands)
Niels Tromp, NOVA ASTRON (Netherlands)
Dirk Lesman, NOVA ASTRON (Netherlands)
Emilie Lhomé, Isaac Newton Group of Telescopes (Spain)
Gavin Dalton, STFC Rutherford Appleton Lab. (United Kingdom)
Univ. of Oxford (United Kingdom)
Scott Trager, Univ. of Groningen (Netherlands)
Ramon Navarro, NOVA ASTRON (Netherlands)
Don Carlos Abrams, Isaac Newton Group of Telescopes (Spain)
Ian Tosh, STFC Rutherford Appleton Lab. (United Kingdom)
Attila Jasko, Konkoly Thege Miklós Astronomical Institute (Hungary)
Carlos Martin, Isaac Newton Group of Telescopes (Spain)
Neil O'Mahony, Isaac Newton Group of Telescopes (Spain)
Sergio Pico, Isaac Newton Group of Telescopes (Spain)
Diego Cano Infantes, Isaac Newton Group of Telescopes (Spain)
Andrea Bianco, INAF - Osservatorio Astronomico di Brera (Italy)
Jose Delgado, Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias (Spain)
Luis Fernando Rodríguez, Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias (Spain)


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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