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Optical design concept for the Giant Magellan Telescope Multi-object Astronomical and Cosmological Spectrograph (GMACS)
Author(s): Luke M. Schmidt; Rafael Ribeiro; Keith Taylor; Damien Jones; Travis Prochaska; Darren L. DePoy; Jennifer L. Marshall; Erika Cook; Cynthia Froning; Tae-Geun Ji; Hye-In Lee; Claudia Mendes de Oliveira; Soojong Pak; Casey Papovich
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Paper Abstract

We present a preliminary conceptual optical design for GMACS, a wide field, multi-object, optical spectrograph currently being developed for the Giant Magellan Telescope (GMT). We include details of the optical design requirements derived from the instrument scientific and technical objectives and demonstrate how these requirements are met by the current design. Detector specifications, field acquisition/alignment optics, and optical considerations for the active flexure control system are also discussed.

Paper Details

Date Published: 9 August 2016
PDF: 19 pages
Proc. SPIE 9908, Ground-based and Airborne Instrumentation for Astronomy VI, 9908A4 (9 August 2016); doi: 10.1117/12.2233543
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Luke M. Schmidt, Texas A&M Univ. (United States)
Rafael Ribeiro, Univ. de São Paulo (Brazil)
Cidade Univ. (Brazil)
Keith Taylor, Instruments4 (United States)
Damien Jones, Prime Optics (Australia)
Travis Prochaska, Texas A&M Univ. (United States)
Darren L. DePoy, Texas A&M Univ. (United States)
Jennifer L. Marshall, Texas A&M Univ. (United States)
Erika Cook, Texas A&M Univ. (United States)
Cynthia Froning, The Univ. of Texas at Austin (United States)
Tae-Geun Ji, Kyung Hee Univ. (Korea, Republic of)
Hye-In Lee, Kyung Hee Univ. (Korea, Republic of)
Claudia Mendes de Oliveira, Univ. de São Paulo (Brazil)
Cidade Univ. (Brazil)
Soojong Pak, Kyung Hee Univ. (Korea, Republic of)
Casey Papovich, Texas A&M Univ. (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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