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Cryogenic high-resolution echelle spectrometer for the European Southern Observatory VLT
Author(s): Guenter R. Wiedemann; Bernard Delabre; Alan F. M. Moorwood
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Paper Abstract

A cryogenic echelle spectrometer is planned for the ESO Very Large Telescope to perform high-resolution (R >= 100,000) observations in the 1 - 5 micrometers range. Primary design goals are optical quality to exploit the 8 m telescope advantage and large spectral field to exploit the sensitivity advantage of a dispersive instrument with a large detector array. The basic instrument uses established technology; some components potentially leading to enhanced performance or additional capabilities are under development.

Paper Details

Date Published: 6 June 1995
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 2475, Infrared Detectors and Instrumentation for Astronomy, (6 June 1995); doi: 10.1117/12.211266
Show Author Affiliations
Guenter R. Wiedemann, European Southern Observatory (Germany)
Bernard Delabre, European Southern Observatory (Germany)
Alan F. M. Moorwood, European Southern Observatory (Germany)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2475:
Infrared Detectors and Instrumentation for Astronomy
Albert M. Fowler, Editor(s)

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