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Observing modes for the new SCORPIO imager and spectrograph at Gemini South
Author(s): Amanda Bayless; Jason Stange; Todd J. Veach; Antonina Brody; Marísa Luisa García-Vargas; Alexander van der Horst; Ronnie Killough; Manuel Maldonado; Kristian Persson; Susan Pope; Massimo Robberto; Peter Roming; Ernesto Sánchez-Blanco; Kelly D. Smith
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Paper Abstract

SCORPIO (Spectrograph and Camera for Observation of Rapid Phenomena in the Infrared and Optical) is the new workhorse instrument for the Gemini South Telescope in Chile. Originally proposed in response to the Gen4#3 solicitation, SCORPIO is a unique fast-multicolor imager and ultra-wide band spectrograph capable of rapid exposures for high time-resolution images and spectra. SCORPIO consists of 8 separate channels (corresponding to the standard wavebands g, r, i, z, Y, H, J, K) that can operate with different exposure times. Each channel can be used in imaging or long-slit mode, with independent readout timing. In this report we illustrate the detectors, the control systems, and the observing modes that will be available with SCORPIO.

Paper Details

Date Published: 6 July 2018
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 10702, Ground-based and Airborne Instrumentation for Astronomy VII, 107023W (6 July 2018); doi: 10.1117/12.2312092
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Amanda Bayless, Southwest Research Institute (United States)
Jason Stange, Southwest Research Institute (United States)
Todd J. Veach, Southwest Research Institute (United States)
Antonina Brody, Southwest Research Institute (United States)
Marísa Luisa García-Vargas, FRACTAL S.L.N.E (Spain)
Alexander van der Horst, The George Washington Univ. (United States)
Ronnie Killough, Southwest Research Institute (United States)
Manuel Maldonado, FRACTAL S.L.N.E (Spain)
Kristian Persson, Southwest Research Institute (United States)
Susan Pope, Southwest Research Institute (United States)
Massimo Robberto, Space Telescope Science Institute (United States)
Peter Roming, Southwest Research Institute (United States)
Ernesto Sánchez-Blanco, FRACTAL S.L.N.E (Spain)
Kelly D. Smith, Southwest Research Institute (United States)

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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