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Revisiting the science case for near-UV spectroscopy with the VLT
Author(s): C. J. Evans; B. Barbuy; B. Castilho; R. Smiljanic; J. Melendez; J. Japelj; S. Cristiani; C. Snodgrass; P. Bonifacio; M. Puech; A. Quirrenbach
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Paper Abstract

In the era of Extremely Large Telescopes, the current generation of 8-10m facilities are likely to remain competitive at far-blue visible wavelengths for the foreseeable future. High-efficiency (<20%) observations of the ground UV (300- 400 nm) at medium resolving power (R~20,000) are required to address a number of exciting topics in stellar astrophysics, while also providing new insights in extragalactic science. Anticipating strong demand to better exploit this diagnostic-rich wavelength region, we revisit the science case and instrument requirements previously assembled for the CUBES concept for the Very Large Telescope.

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Date Published: 6 July 2018
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 10702, Ground-based and Airborne Instrumentation for Astronomy VII, 107022E (6 July 2018); doi: 10.1117/12.2312022
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C. J. Evans, UK Astronomy Technology Ctr. (United Kingdom)
B. Barbuy, Univ. de São Paulo (Brazil)
B. Castilho, Lab. Nacional de Astrofísica (Brazil)
R. Smiljanic, Nicolaus Copernicus Astronomical Ctr. (Poland)
J. Melendez, Univ. de São Paulo (Brazil)
J. Japelj, Univ. of Amsterdam (Netherlands)
S. Cristiani, INAF - Osservatorio Astronomico di Trieste (Italy)
C. Snodgrass, The Open Univ. (United Kingdom)
P. Bonifacio, GEPI, Observatoire de Paris, PSL Univ., CNRS (France)
M. Puech, GEPI, Observatoire de Paris, PSL Univ., CNRS (France)
A. Quirrenbach, Zentrum für Astronomie der Univ. Heidelberg (Germany)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 10702:
Ground-based and Airborne Instrumentation for Astronomy VII
Christopher J. Evans; Luc Simard; Hideki Takami, Editor(s)

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