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Operational performance of MOSFIRE with its cryogenic configurable slitmask unit at the W. M. Keck Observatory
Author(s): Marc Kassis; Ian S. McLean; Charles C. Steidel; Keith Matthews; James E. Lyke; Luca Rizzi; Dwight Chan; Jason Weiss; Sean Adkins; Peter Spanoudakis; Philippe Schwab; Emmanuel Onillon; Leszek Lisowski; Patrick Theurillat; Olivier Chételat; Christophe Meier
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Paper Abstract

The Multi-Object Spectrograph for Infrared Exploration (MOSFIRE) achieved first light on the W. M. Keck Observatory’s Keck I telescope on 4 April 2012 and quickly became the most popular Keck I instrument. One of the primary reasons for the instrument’s popularity is that it uses a configurable slitmask unit developed by the Centre Suisse d’Electronique et Microtechnique (CSEM SA) to isolate the light from up to 46 objects simultaneously. In collaboration with the instrument development team and CSEM engineers, the Keck observatory staff present how MOSFIRE is successfully used, and we identify what contributed to routine and trouble free nighttime operations.

Paper Details

Date Published: 3 August 2016
PDF: 17 pages
Proc. SPIE 9908, Ground-based and Airborne Instrumentation for Astronomy VI, 99080E (3 August 2016); doi: 10.1117/12.2233006
Show Author Affiliations
Marc Kassis, W. M. Keck Observatory (United States)
Ian S. McLean, Univ. of California, Los Angeles (United States)
Charles C. Steidel, California Institute of Technology (United States)
Keith Matthews, California Institute of Technology (United States)
James E. Lyke, W. M. Keck Observatory (United States)
Luca Rizzi, W. M. Keck Observatory (United States)
Dwight Chan, W. M. Keck Observatory (United States)
Jason Weiss, Univ. of California, Los Angeles (United States)
Sean Adkins, W. M. Keck Observatory (United States)
Peter Spanoudakis, Ctr. Suisse d'Electronique et de Microtechnique SA (Switzerland)
Philippe Schwab, Ctr. Suisse d'Electronique et de Microtechnique SA (Switzerland)
Emmanuel Onillon, Ctr. Suisse d'Electronique et de Microtechnique SA (Switzerland)
Leszek Lisowski, Ctr. Suisse d'Electronique et de Microtechnique SA (Switzerland)
Patrick Theurillat, Ctr. Suisse d'Electronique et de Microtechnique SA (Switzerland)
Olivier Chételat, Ctr. Suisse d'Electronique et de Microtechnique SA (Switzerland)
Christophe Meier, Ctr. Suisse d'Electronique et de Microtechnique SA (Switzerland)


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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