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Pierced mirrors in ultrastable spectrographs
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Paper Abstract

Pierced mirrors are used in high resolution and ultrastable spectrographs to feed guiding cameras and to improve the target stability. This paper describes the concept, design, manufacture, test and integration of ESPRESSO pierced mirrors which are part of the Fiber Link subsystem. ESPRESSO is a spectrograph located in the Coude Laboratory of VLT that can be feed by the light of any VLT telescope. Similar mirrors will be used in the Fiber Link subsystem of NIRSP spectrograph which is an Infrared spectrograph for the 3.6 m telescope of the Silla Observatory.

Paper Details

Date Published: 9 July 2018
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 10702, Ground-based and Airborne Instrumentation for Astronomy VII, 1070273 (9 July 2018); doi: 10.1117/12.2314590
Show Author Affiliations
Felix Gracia Temich, Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias (Spain)
José Luis Rasilla, Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias (Spain)
Sergio Salata, Added Value Solutions (AVS) (Spain)


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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