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Maunakea spectroscopic explorer design development from feasibility concept to baseline design
Author(s): Kei Szeto; Hau Bai; Steven Bauman; David Crampton; Nicolas Flagey; Mike Gedig; Peter Gillingham; Xuefei Gong; Kevin Ho; Nathan Loewen; Alan McConnachie; Shan Mignot; Richard Murowinski; Derrick Salmon; Will Saunders; Siegfried Stiemer; Tom Vermeulen; Kanoa Withington; Kai Zhang
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Paper Abstract

The Maunakea Spectroscopic Explorer is designed to be the largest non-ELT optical/NIR astronomical telescope, and will be a fully dedicated facility for multi-object spectroscopy over a broad range of spectral resolutions. The MSE design has progressed from feasibility concept into its current baseline design where the system configuration of main systems such as telescope, enclosure, summit facilities and instrument are fully defined. This paper will describe the engineering development of the main systems, and discuss the trade studies to determine the optimal telescope and multiplexing designs and how their findings are incorporated in the current baseline design.

Paper Details

Date Published: 27 July 2016
PDF: 15 pages
Proc. SPIE 9906, Ground-based and Airborne Telescopes VI, 99062J (27 July 2016); doi: 10.1117/12.2234213
Show Author Affiliations
Kei Szeto, Canada-France-Hawaii Telescope (United States)
Hau Bai, Nanjing Institute of Astronomical Optics & Technology (China)
Steven Bauman, Canada-France-Hawaii Telescope (United States)
David Crampton, NRC - Herzberg Astronomy & Astrophysics (Canada)
Nicolas Flagey, Canada-France-Hawaii Telescope (United States)
Mike Gedig, Dynamic Structures (Canada)
Peter Gillingham, Australian Astronomical Observatory (Australia)
Xuefei Gong, Nanjing Institute of Astronomical Optics & Technology (China)
Kevin Ho, Canada-France-Hawaii Telescope (United States)
Nathan Loewen, Sightline Engineering Ltd. (Canada)
Alan McConnachie, NRC - Herzberg Astronomy & Astrophysics (Canada)
Shan Mignot, GEPI, Observatoire de Paris à Meudon, PSL Research Univ. (France)
CRNS, Univ. Paris Diderot (France)
Richard Murowinski, Canada-France-Hawaii Telescope (United States)
Derrick Salmon, Canada-France-Hawaii Telescope (United States)
Will Saunders, Australian Astronomical Observatory (Australia)
Siegfried Stiemer, The Univ. of British Columbia (Canada)
Tom Vermeulen, Canada-France-Hawaii Telescope (United States)
Kanoa Withington, Canada-France-Hawaii Telescope (United States)
Kai Zhang, Nanjing Institute of Astronomical Optics & Technology (China)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9906:
Ground-based and Airborne Telescopes VI
Helen J. Hall; Roberto Gilmozzi; Heather K. Marshall, Editor(s)

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