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VIRUS instrument collimator assembly
Author(s): Jennifer L. Marshall; Darren L. DePoy; Travis Prochaska; Richard D. Allen; Patrick Williams; Jean-Philippe Rheault; Ting Li; Daniel Q. Nagasawa; Christopher Akers; David Baker; Emily Boster; Caitlin Campbell; Erika Cook; Alison Elder; Alex Gary; Joseph Glover; Michael James; Emily Martin; Will Meador; Nicholas Mondrik; Marisela Rodriguez-Patino; Steven Villanueva; Gary J. Hill; Sarah Tuttle; Brian Vattiat; Hanshin Lee; Taylor S. Chonis; Gavin B. Dalton; Mike Tacon
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Paper Abstract

The Visual Integral-Field Replicable Unit Spectrograph (VIRUS) instrument is a baseline array 150 identical fiber fed optical spectrographs designed to support observations for the Hobby-Eberly Telescope Dark Energy Experiment (HETDEX). The collimator subassemblies of the instrument have been assembled in a production line and are now complete. Here we review the design choices and assembly practices used to produce a suite of identical low-cost spectrographs in a timely fashion using primarily unskilled labor.

Paper Details

Date Published: 8 July 2014
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 9147, Ground-based and Airborne Instrumentation for Astronomy V, 91473S (8 July 2014); doi: 10.1117/12.2056757
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Jennifer L. Marshall, Texas A&M Univ. (United States)
Darren L. DePoy, Texas A&M Univ. (United States)
Travis Prochaska, Texas A&M Univ. (United States)
Richard D. Allen, Texas A&M Univ. (United States)
Patrick Williams, Texas A&M Univ. (United States)
Jean-Philippe Rheault, Texas A&M Univ. (United States)
Ting Li, Texas A&M Univ. (United States)
Daniel Q. Nagasawa, Texas A&M Univ. (United States)
Christopher Akers, Texas A&M Univ. (United States)
David Baker, Texas A&M Univ. (United States)
Emily Boster, Texas A&M Univ. (United States)
Caitlin Campbell, Texas A&M Univ. (United States)
Erika Cook, Texas A&M Univ. (United States)
Alison Elder, Texas A&M Univ. (United States)
Alex Gary, Texas A&M Univ. (United States)
Joseph Glover, Texas A&M Univ. (United States)
Michael James, Texas A&M Univ. (United States)
Emily Martin, Texas A&M Univ. (United States)
Will Meador, Texas A&M Univ. (United States)
Nicholas Mondrik, Texas A&M Univ. (United States)
Marisela Rodriguez-Patino, Texas A&M Univ. (United States)
Steven Villanueva, Texas A&M Univ. (United States)
Gary J. Hill, McDonald Observatory, The Univ. of Texas at Austin (United States)
Sarah Tuttle, McDonald Observatory, The Univ. of Texas at Austin (United States)
Brian Vattiat, McDonald Observatory, The Univ. of Texas at Austin (United States)
Hanshin Lee, McDonald Observatory, The Univ. of Texas at Austin (United States)
Taylor S. Chonis, The Univ. of Texas at Austin (United States)
Gavin B. Dalton, Univ. of Oxford (United Kingdom)
Mike Tacon, Univ. of Oxford (United Kingdom)


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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