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NEWS: the near-infrared Echelle for wideband spectroscopy
Author(s): Mark J. Veyette; Philip S. Muirhead; Zachary J. Hall; Brian Taylor; Jimmy Ye
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Paper Abstract

We present an updated optical and mechanical design of NEWS: the Near-infrared Echelle for Wide-band Spectroscopy (formerly called HiJaK: the High-resolution J, H and K spectrometer), a compact, high-resolution, near-infrared spectrometer for 5-meter class telescopes. NEWS provides a spectral resolution of 60,000 and covers the full 0.8-2.5 μm range in 5 modes. We adopt a compact, lightweight, monolithic design and have developed NEWS to be mounted to the instrument cube at the Cassegrain focus of the new 4.3-meter Discovery Channel Telescope.

Paper Details

Date Published: 9 August 2016
PDF: 13 pages
Proc. SPIE 9908, Ground-based and Airborne Instrumentation for Astronomy VI, 99086M (9 August 2016); doi: 10.1117/12.2232632
Show Author Affiliations
Mark J. Veyette, Boston Univ. (United States)
Philip S. Muirhead, Boston Univ. (United States)
Zachary J. Hall, Boston Univ. (United States)
Brian Taylor, Boston Univ. (United States)
TI Research (United States)
Jimmy Ye, Boston Univ. (United States)
College of the Holy Cross (United States)


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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