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Progress on the Gemini High-Resolution Optical SpecTrograph (GHOST) design
Author(s): Michael Ireland; Andre Anthony; Greg Burley; Eric Chisholm; Vladimir Churilov; Jennifer Dunn; Gabriella Frost; Jon Lawrence; David Loop; Peter McGregor; Sarah Martell; Alan McConnachie; Richard M. McDermid; John Pazder; Vlad Reshetov; J. Gordon Robertson; Andrew Sheinis; Julia Tims; Peter Young; Ross Zhelem
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Paper Abstract

The Gemini High-Resolution Optical SpecTrograph (GHOST) is the newest instrument being developed for the Gemini telescopes, in a collaboration between the Australian Astronomical Observatory (AAO), the NRC - Herzberg in Canada and the Australian National University (ANU). We describe the process of design optimisation that utilizes the unique strengths of the new partner, NRC - Herzberg, the design and need for the slit viewing camera system, and we describe a simplification for the lenslet-based slit reformatting. Finally, we out- line the updated project plan, and describe the unique scientific role this instrument will have in an international context, from exoplanets through to the distant Universe.

Paper Details

Date Published: 8 July 2014
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 9147, Ground-based and Airborne Instrumentation for Astronomy V, 91471J (8 July 2014); doi: 10.1117/12.2057356
Show Author Affiliations
Michael Ireland, Australian National Univ. (Australia)
Andre Anthony, NRC - Herzberg Institute of Astrophysics (Canada)
Greg Burley, NRC - Herzberg Institute of Astrophysics (Canada)
Eric Chisholm, NRC - Herzberg Institute of Astrophysics (Canada)
Vladimir Churilov, Australian Astronomical Observatory (Australia)
Jennifer Dunn, NRC - Herzberg Institute of Astrophysics (Canada)
Gabriella Frost, Australian Astronomical Observatory (Australia)
Jon Lawrence, Australian Astronomical Observatory (Australia)
David Loop, NRC - Herzberg Institute of Astrophysics (Canada)
Peter McGregor, The Australian National Univ. (Australia)
Sarah Martell, Univ. of New South Wales (Australia)
Alan McConnachie, NRC - Herzberg Institute of Astrophysics (Canada)
Richard M. McDermid, Australian Astronomical Observatory (Australia)
Macquarie Univ. (Australia)
John Pazder, NRC - Herzberg Institute of Astrophysics (Canada)
Vlad Reshetov, NRC - Herzberg Institute of Astrophysics (Canada)
J. Gordon Robertson, Australian Astronomical Observatory (Australia)
Andrew Sheinis, Australian Astronomical Observatory (Australia)
Julia Tims, Australian Astronomical Observatory (Australia)
Peter Young, The Australian National Univ. (Australia)
Ross Zhelem, Australian Astronomical Observatory (Australia)


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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