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Maunakea Spectroscopic Explorer (MSE): instrumentation suite
Author(s): Alexis Hill; Nicolas Flagey; Alan McConnachie; Rick Murowinski; Kei Szeto
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Paper Abstract

The Maunakea Spectroscopic Explorer (MSE) is replacement of the existing 3.6-m Canada France Hawaii Telescope into a dedicated wide field highly multiplexed fiber fed spectroscopic facility. MSE is capable of observing over four thousand science targets simultaneously in two resolution modes. The paper describes the unique instrument system capabilities and its components starting from the telescope prime focus and ending at the spectrograph suite. The instrument system components have completed their conceptual designs and they include a Sphinx positioner system, fiber transmission system, low/moderate resolution and high resolution spectrographs and a calibration system. These components will be procured separately and the Project is responsible for their integration and the overall system performance afterward. The paper describes from a system perspective the specific design and interface constraints imposed on the components given the extra interface and integration considerations.

Paper Details

Date Published: 6 July 2018
PDF: 13 pages
Proc. SPIE 10702, Ground-based and Airborne Instrumentation for Astronomy VII, 107021L (6 July 2018); doi: 10.1117/12.2314266
Show Author Affiliations
Alexis Hill, CFHT Corp. (United States)
Nicolas Flagey, CFHT Corp. (United States)
Alan McConnachie, CFHT Corp. (United States)
Rick Murowinski, CFHT Corp. (United States)
Kei Szeto, CFHT Corp. (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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