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The DESI slit design: science and calibration solutions
Author(s): Jurgen Schmoll; Robert Besuner; David Bramall; Colin Dunlop; Jerry Edelstein; Patrick Jelinsky; Claire Poppett; Ray Sharples; Gordon Talbot
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Paper Abstract

The Dark Energy Survey Instrument (DESI) is a 5000-fibre optical multi object spectrograph for the 4m Mayall telecope at the Kitt Peak National Observatory. Ten identical three channel spectrographs will be equipped with 500-element fibre slits. Here we focus on the architecture of the science slits and the interchangeable auxiliary slits required for calibration.

Paper Details

Date Published: 9 August 2016
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 9908, Ground-based and Airborne Instrumentation for Astronomy VI, 99088T (9 August 2016); doi: 10.1117/12.2233050
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Jurgen Schmoll, Durham Univ. (United Kingdom)
Robert Besuner, Univ. of California, Berkeley (United States)
David Bramall, Durham Univ. (United Kingdom)
Colin Dunlop, Durham Univ. (United Kingdom)
Jerry Edelstein, Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (United States)
Patrick Jelinsky, Univ. of California, Berkeley (United States)
Claire Poppett, Lawrence Berkeley National Lab. (United States)
Ray Sharples, Durham Univ. (United Kingdom)
Gordon Talbot, Durham Univ. (United Kingdom)


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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