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Fast automatic spectrograph for transient (FAST)
Author(s): José A. Araiza-Durán; Giuliano Pignata; Anna Brucalassi
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Paper Abstract

The Fast automatic spectrograph for transient (FAST) is a valuable tool to classify resources and better characterize variable sources. FAST is a low resolution spectrograph with multiple resolving power modes (R ∼ 300 and 1000 at 6500 Å) in the VIS-UV range and with to capability to work in imaging mode. The spectrograph consist of a collimating mirror, reflective gratings, and a five-lenses design camera that offers a field of view of 10 arcmin when working in imaging mode. The instrument will be installed in the PROMPT-7 telescope which is able to operate without human intervention for the follow-up of time-variable sources. In this work, the optical design of the spectrograph, the telescope specifications, and the objects under study will be discussed.

Paper Details

Date Published: 6 July 2018
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 10702, Ground-based and Airborne Instrumentation for Astronomy VII, 107024P (6 July 2018); doi: 10.1117/12.2312129
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José A. Araiza-Durán, Millennium Institute of Astrophysics (Chile)
Univ. Andrés Bello (Chile)
Giuliano Pignata, Univ. Andrés Bello (Chile)
Millennium Institute of Astrophysics (Chile)
Anna Brucalassi, European Southern Observatory (Germany)
Millennium Institute of Astrophysics (Chile)


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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