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TAIPAN fibre feed and spectrograph: engineering overview
Author(s): Nicholas F. Staszak; Jon Lawrence; Ross Zhelem; Robert Content; Vladimir Churilov; Scott Case; Rebecca Brown; Andrew M. Hopkins; Kyler Kuehn; Naveen Pai; Urs Klauser; Vijay Nichani; Lew Waller
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Paper Abstract

TAIPAN will conduct a stellar and galaxy survey of the Southern sky. The TAIPAN positioner is being developed as a prototype for the MANIFEST instrument on the GMT. The TAIPAN Spectrograph is an AAO designed all-refractive 2-arm design that delivers a spectral resolution of R>2000 over the wavelength range 370-870 nm. It is fed by a custom fibre cable from the TAIPAN Starbugs positioner. The design for TAIPAN incorporates 150 optical fibres (with an upgrade path to 300). Presented is an engineering overview of the UKST Fibre Cable design used to support Starbugs, the custom slit design, and the overall design and build plan for the TAIPAN Spectrograph.

Paper Details

Date Published: 22 July 2016
PDF: 20 pages
Proc. SPIE 9912, Advances in Optical and Mechanical Technologies for Telescopes and Instrumentation II, 991223 (22 July 2016); doi: 10.1117/12.2233796
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Nicholas F. Staszak, Australian Astronomical Observatory (Australia)
Jon Lawrence, Australian Astronomical Observatory (Australia)
Ross Zhelem, Australian Astronomical Observatory (Australia)
Robert Content, Australian Astronomical Observatory (Australia)
Vladimir Churilov, Australian Astronomical Observatory (Australia)
Scott Case, Australian Astronomical Observatory (Australia)
Rebecca Brown, Australian Astronomical Observatory (Australia)
Andrew M. Hopkins, Australian Astronomical Observatory (Australia)
Kyler Kuehn, Australian Astronomical Observatory (Australia)
Naveen Pai, Australian Astronomical Observatory (Australia)
Urs Klauser, Australian Astronomical Observatory (Australia)
Vijay Nichani, Australian Astronomical Observatory (Australia)
Lew Waller, Australian Astronomical Observatory (Australia)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9912:
Advances in Optical and Mechanical Technologies for Telescopes and Instrumentation II
Ramón Navarro; James H. Burge, Editor(s)

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