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Electronics prototypes for the Giant Magellan telescope multi-object astronomical and cosmological spectrograph (GMACS)
Author(s): Erika Cook; Travis Prochaska; Hye-In Lee; Tae-Geun Ji; Soojong Pak; D. L. DePoy; J. L. Marshall; Luke M. Schmidt; Daniel M. Faes; Cynthia Froning; Damien Jones; Claudia Mendes de Oliveira; Casey Papovich; Rafael A. S. Ribeiro; Aline Souza; Keith Taylor
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Paper Abstract

We describe the current electronics prototypes for the Flexure Compensation System (FCS) and the Slit Mask Exchange Mechanism (SMEM) for GMACS, a wide-field, multi-object, moderate-resolution optical spectrograph for the Giant Magellan Telescope (GMT). We discuss the details of the FCS and SMEM prototypes, how the prototypes relate to the preliminary conceptual designs of these systems, and what information the prototypes give that can be applied to the final design, as well as the possible next steps for each prototype.

Paper Details

Date Published: 13 July 2018
PDF: 13 pages
Proc. SPIE 10702, Ground-based and Airborne Instrumentation for Astronomy VII, 107029Z (13 July 2018); doi: 10.1117/12.2313921
Show Author Affiliations
Erika Cook, Texas A&M Univ. (United States)
Travis Prochaska, Texas A&M Univ. (United States)
Hye-In Lee, Kyung Hee Univ. (Korea, Republic of)
Tae-Geun Ji, Kyung Hee Univ. (Korea, Republic of)
Soojong Pak, Kyung Hee Univ. (Korea, Republic of)
D. L. DePoy, Texas A&M Univ. (United States)
J. L. Marshall, Texas A&M Univ. (United States)
Luke M. Schmidt, Texas A&M Univ. (United States)
Daniel M. Faes, Univ. de São Paulo (Brazil)
Cynthia Froning, The Univ. of Texas at Austin (United States)
Damien Jones, Prime Optics (Australia)
Claudia Mendes de Oliveira, Univ. de São Paulo (Brazil)
Casey Papovich, Texas A&M Univ. (United States)
Rafael A. S. Ribeiro, Univ. de São Paulo (Brazil)
Aline Souza, Univ. de São Paulo (Brazil)
Keith Taylor, Instruments4 (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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