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Design study for the Potsdam Multiaperture Spectrophotometer (PMAS)
Author(s): Martin M. Roth; Matthias Seydack; Svend-Marian Bauer; Uwe Laux
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Paper Abstract

The Astrophysical Institute Potsdam (AIP) has decided to develop an integral field spectrograph/spectrophotometer making the best possible use of 8 - 10 m telescopes with good image quality. The scientific motivation and driving requirements are outlined, along with a predesign study for the fiber-coupled spectrograph as part of the instrument. The fully-dioptric, high throughput fiber spectrograph is a self- contained module which may be of interest for other applications as well, e.g. multi-object fiber spectrographs.

Paper Details

Date Published: 21 March 1997
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 2871, Optical Telescopes of Today and Tomorrow, (21 March 1997); doi: 10.1117/12.269014
Show Author Affiliations
Martin M. Roth, Astrophysikalisches Institut Potsdam (Germany)
Matthias Seydack, Astrophysikalisches Institut Potsdam (Germany)
Svend-Marian Bauer, Astrophysikalisches Institut Potsdam (Germany)
Uwe Laux, Karl-Schwarzschild-Observatorium (Germany)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2871:
Optical Telescopes of Today and Tomorrow
Arne L. Ardeberg, Editor(s)

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