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Spectral and polarimetric facilities for ground support of the WSO-UV Space mission
Author(s): Vladimir Panchuk; Mikhail Sachkov; Valentina Klochkova
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Paper Abstract

The World Space Observatory--Ultraviolet (WSO--UV) is a Russian-Spanish space mission born as a response to the growing up demand for UV facilities by the astronomical community. WSO-UV mission will make observations with spectrographs and imagers in UV domain (115-310 nm). For many astrophysical tasks of the mission Core program high resolution spectroscopic observations (R = 50000) will require ground support spectroscopic observations in spectral domain of 300-1000 nm. For these purposes we are upgrading existing facilities of Special Astrophysical Observatory, including NES, ESPRI and CAES spectrographs, and installing new ones. Nesmith Echellè Spectrograph (NES) of 6-m telescope with its fused silica optics allows to get spectra with R=70000 in 310-800 nm spectral region. We estimate its instrumental polarization on the 3-th flat mirror. Echellè Spectrograph of PRImary focus (ESPRI) for faint object spectrapolarimetry with R=25000 is under construction now. The 1-m telescope will be equipped by Cassegrain echellè spectrograph CAES. Here we present detail information on such instrumentation and our recent achievements. This paper provides an information on instrumentation update.

Paper Details

Date Published: 6 July 2018
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 10702, Ground-based and Airborne Instrumentation for Astronomy VII, 107022R (6 July 2018); doi: 10.1117/12.2312862
Show Author Affiliations
Vladimir Panchuk, Special Astrophysical Observatory (Russian Federation)
Mikhail Sachkov, Institute of Astronomy (Russian Federation)
Valentina Klochkova, Special Astrophysical Observatory (Russian Federation)

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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