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Prime Focus Spectrograph (PFS) for the Subaru telescope: overview, recent progress, and future perspectives
Author(s): Naoyuki Tamura; Naruhisa Takato; Atsushi Shimono; Yuki Moritani; Kiyoto Yabe; Yuki Ishizuka; Akitoshi Ueda; Yukiko Kamata; Hrand Aghazarian; Stéphane Arnouts; Gabriel Barban; Robert H. Barkhouser; Renato C. Borges; David F. Braun; Michael A. Carr; Pierre-Yves Chabaud; Yin-Chang Chang; Hsin-Yo Chen; Masashi Chiba; Richard C. Y. Chou; You-Hua Chu; Judith Cohen; Rodrigo P. de Almeida; Antonio C. de Oliveira; Ligia S. de Oliveira; Richard G. Dekany; Kjetil Dohlen; Jesulino B. dos Santos; Leandro H. dos Santos; Richard Ellis; Maximilian Fabricius; Didier Ferrand; Décio Ferreira; Mirek Golebiowski; Jenny E. Greene; Johannes Gross; James E. Gunn; Randolph Hammond; Albert Harding; Murdock Hart; Timothy M. Heckman; Christopher M. Hirata; Paul Ho; Stephen C. Hope; Larry Hovland; Shu-Fu Hsu; Yen-Shan Hu; Ping-Jie Huang; Marc Jaquet; Yipeng Jing; Jennifer Karr; Masahiko Kimura; Matthew E. King; Eiichiro Komatsu; Vincent Le Brun; Olivier Le Fèvre; Arnaud Le Fur; David Le Mignant; Hung-Hsu Ling; Craig P. Loomis; Robert H. Lupton; Fabrice Madec; Peter Mao; Lucas S. Marrara; Claudia Mendes de Oliveira; Yosuke Minowa; Chaz Morantz; Hitoshi Murayama; Graham J. Murray; Youichi Ohyama; Joseph Orndorff; Sandrine Pascal; Jefferson M. Pereira; Daniel Reiley; Martin Reinecke; Andreas Ritter; Mitsuko Roberts; Mark A. Schwochert; Michael D. Seiffert; Stephen A. Smee; Laerte Sodre; David N. Spergel; Aaron J. Steinkraus; Michael A. Strauss; Christian Surace; Yasushi Suto; Nao Suzuki; John Swinbank; Philip J. Tait; Masahiro Takada; Tomonori Tamura; Yoko Tanaka; Laurence Tresse; Orlando Verducci; Didier Vibert; Clement Vidal; Shiang-Yu Wang; Chih-Yi Wen; Chi-Hung Yan; Naoki Yasuda
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Paper Abstract

PFS (Prime Focus Spectrograph), a next generation facility instrument on the 8.2-meter Subaru Telescope, is a very wide-field, massively multiplexed, optical and near-infrared spectrograph. Exploiting the Subaru prime focus, 2394 reconfigurable fibers will be distributed over the 1.3 deg field of view. The spectrograph has been designed with 3 arms of blue, red, and near-infrared cameras to simultaneously observe spectra from 380nm to 1260nm in one exposure at a resolution of ~1.6 - 2.7Å. An international collaboration is developing this instrument under the initiative of Kavli IPMU. The project is now going into the construction phase aiming at undertaking system integration in 2017-2018 and subsequently carrying out engineering operations in 2018-2019. This article gives an overview of the instrument, current project status and future paths forward.

Paper Details

Date Published: 9 August 2016
PDF: 17 pages
Proc. SPIE 9908, Ground-based and Airborne Instrumentation for Astronomy VI, 99081M (9 August 2016); doi: 10.1117/12.2232103
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Naoyuki Tamura, Kavli Institute for the Physics and Mathematics of the Universe (Japan)
Naruhisa Takato, Subaru Telescope, National Astronomical Observatory of Japan (United States)
Atsushi Shimono, Kavli Institute for the Physics and Mathematics of the Universe (Japan)
Yuki Moritani, Kavli Institute for the Physics and Mathematics of the Universe (Japan)
Kiyoto Yabe, Kavli Institute for the Physics and Mathematics of the Universe (Japan)
Yuki Ishizuka, Kavli Institute for the Physics and Mathematics of the Universe (Japan)
Akitoshi Ueda, National Astronomical Observatory of Japan (Japan)
Yukiko Kamata, National Astronomical Observatory of Japan (Japan)
Hrand Aghazarian, Jet Propulsion Lab. (United States)
Stéphane Arnouts, Lab. d'Astrophysique de Marseille, Aix Marseille Univ. CNRS (France)
Gabriel Barban, Lab. Nacional de Astrofísica (Brazil)
Robert H. Barkhouser, Johns Hopkins Univ. (United States)
Renato C. Borges, Lab. d'Astrophysique de Marseille, Aix Marseille Univ. CNRS (France)
David F. Braun, Jet Propulsion Lab. (United States)
Michael A. Carr, Princeton Univ. (United States)
Pierre-Yves Chabaud, Lab. d'Astrophysique de Marseille, Aix Marseille Univ. CNRS (France)
Yin-Chang Chang, Institute of Astronomy and Astrophysics (Taiwan)
Hsin-Yo Chen, Institute of Astronomy and Astrophysics (Taiwan)
Masashi Chiba, Tohoku Univ. (Japan)
Richard C. Y. Chou, Institute of Astronomy and Astrophysics (Taiwan)
You-Hua Chu, Institute of Astronomy and Astrophysics (Taiwan)
Judith Cohen, California Institute of Technology (United States)
Rodrigo P. de Almeida, Lab. Nacional de Astrofísica (Brazil)
Antonio C. de Oliveira, Lab. Nacional de Astrofísica (Brazil)
Ligia S. de Oliveira, Lab. Nacional de Astrofísica (Brazil)
Richard G. Dekany, California Institute of Technology (United States)
Kjetil Dohlen, Lab. d'Astrophysique de Marseille, Aix Marseille Univ. CNRS (France)
Jesulino B. dos Santos, Lab. Nacional de Astrofísica (Brazil)
Leandro H. dos Santos, Lab. Nacional de Astrofísica (Brazil)
Kavli Institute for the Physics and Mathematics of the Uniiverse (Japan)
Richard Ellis, European Southern Observatory (Germany)
Univ. College London (United Kingdom)
Maximilian Fabricius, Subaru Telescope, National Astronomical Observatory of Japan (United States)
Didier Ferrand, Lab. d'Astrophysique de Marseille, Aix Marseille Univ. CNRS (France)
Décio Ferreira, Lab. Nacional de Astrofísica (Brazil)
Mirek Golebiowski, Johns Hopkins Univ. (United States)
Jenny E. Greene, Princeton Univ. (United States)
Johannes Gross, Jet Propulsion Lab. (United States)
James E. Gunn, Princeton Univ. (United States)
Randolph Hammond, Johns Hopkins Univ. (United States)
Albert Harding, Johns Hopkins Univ. (United States)
Murdock Hart, Johns Hopkins Univ. (United States)
Timothy M. Heckman, Johns Hopkins Univ. (United States)
Christopher M. Hirata, The Ohio State Univ. (United States)
Paul Ho, Institute of Astronomy and Astrophysics (Taiwan)
Stephen C. Hope, Johns Hopkins Univ. (United States)
Larry Hovland, Jet Propulsion Lab. (United States)
Shu-Fu Hsu, Institute of Astronomy and Astrophysics (Taiwan)
Yen-Shan Hu, Institute of Astronomy and Astrophysics (Taiwan)
Ping-Jie Huang, Institute of Astronomy and Astrophysics (Taiwan)
Marc Jaquet, Lab. d'Astrophysique de Marseille, Aix Marseille Univ. CNRS (France)
Yipeng Jing, Shanghai Jiao Tong Univ. (China)
Jennifer Karr, Institute of Astronomy and Astrophysics (Taiwan)
Masahiko Kimura, Institute of Astronomy and Astrophysics (Taiwan)
Matthew E. King, Jet Propulsion Lab. (United States)
Eiichiro Komatsu, Kavli Institute for the Physics and Mathematics of the Universe (Japan)
Max-Planck-Institut für Astrophysik (Germany)
Vincent Le Brun, Lab. d'Astrophysique de Marseille, Aix Marseille Univ. CNRS (France)
Olivier Le Fèvre, Lab. d'Astrophysique de Marseille, Aix Marseille Univ. CNRS (France)
Arnaud Le Fur, Lab. d'Astrophysique de Marseille, Aix Marseille Univ. CNRS (France)
David Le Mignant, Lab. d'Astrophysique de Marseille, Aix Marseille Univ. CNRS (France)
Hung-Hsu Ling, Institute of Astronomy and Astrophysics (Taiwan)
Craig P. Loomis, Princeton Univ. (United States)
Robert H. Lupton, Princeton Univ. (United States)
Fabrice Madec, Lab. d'Astrophysique de Marseille, Aix Marseille Univ. CNRS (France)
Peter Mao, California Institute of Technology (United States)
Lucas S. Marrara, Lab. Nacional de Astrofísica (Brazil)
Claudia Mendes de Oliveira, Univ. de São Paulo (Brazil)
Yosuke Minowa, Subaru Telescope, National Astronomical Observatory of Japan (United States)
Chaz Morantz, Jet Propulsion Lab. (United States)
Hitoshi Murayama, Kavli Institute for the Physics and Mathematics of the Universe (Japan)
Univ. of California, Berkeley (United States)
Lawrence Berkeley National Lab. (United States)
Graham J. Murray, Durham Univ. (United Kingdom)
Youichi Ohyama, Institute of Astronomy and Astrophysics (Taiwan)
Joseph Orndorff, Johns Hopkins Univ. (United States)
Sandrine Pascal, Lab. d'Astrophysique de Marseille, Aix Marseille Univ. CNRS (France)
Jefferson M. Pereira, Lab. Nacional de Astrofísica (Brazil)
Daniel Reiley, California Institute of Technology (United States)
Martin Reinecke, Max-Planck-Institut für Astrophysik (Germany)
Andreas Ritter, Princeton Univ. (United States)
Mitsuko Roberts, California Institute of Technology (United States)
Mark A. Schwochert, Jet Propulsion Lab. (United States)
Michael D. Seiffert, Jet Propulsion Lab. (United States)
Stephen A. Smee, Johns Hopkins Univ. (United States)
Laerte Sodre, Univ. de São Paulo (Brazil)
David N. Spergel, Princeton Univ. (United States)
Aaron J. Steinkraus, Jet Propulsion Lab. (United States)
Michael A. Strauss, Princeton Univ. (United States)
Christian Surace, Lab. d'Astrophysique de Marseille, Aix Marseille Univ. CNRS (France)
Yasushi Suto, The Univ. of Tokyo (Japan)
Nao Suzuki, Kavli Institute for the Physics and Mathematics of the Universe (Japan)
John Swinbank, Princeton Univ. (United States)
Philip J. Tait, Subaru Telescope, National Astronomical Observatory of Japan (United States)
Masahiro Takada, Kavli Institute for the Physics and Mathematics of the Universe (Japan)
Tomonori Tamura, Subaru Telescope, National Astronomical Observatory of Japan (United States)
Yoko Tanaka, Subaru Telescope, National Astronomical Observatory of Japan (United States)
Laurence Tresse, Lab. d'Astrophysique de Marseille, Aix Marseille Univ. CNRS (France)
Univ. Lyon 1, CNRS, Ctr. de Recherche Astrophysique de Lyon (France)
Orlando Verducci, Lab. Nacional de Astrofísica (Brazil)
Didier Vibert, Lab. d'Astrophysique de Marseille, Aix Marseille Univ. CNRS (France)
Clement Vidal, Lab. d'Astrophysique de Marseille, Aix Marseille Univ. CNRS (France)
Shiang-Yu Wang, Institute of Astronomy and Astrophysics (Taiwan)
Chih-Yi Wen, Institute of Astronomy and Astrophysics (Taiwan)
Chi-Hung Yan, Institute of Astronomy and Astrophysics (Taiwan)
Naoki Yasuda, Kavli Institute for the Physics and Mathematics of the Universe (Japan)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9908:
Ground-based and Airborne Instrumentation for Astronomy VI
Christopher J. Evans; Luc Simard; Hideki Takami, Editor(s)

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