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VLT/UT2 Nasmyth platform instrumentation: a coordinated high-multiplex facility for high-resolution optical and IR spectroscopy
Author(s): Gerardo Avila; Bernard Delabre; Hans Dekker; Roberto Gilmozzi; Bruno Leibundgut; Luca Pasquini; Alvio Renzini
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Paper Abstract

An overview of the scientific goals and specifications of the instruments to be installed on the two Nasmyth foci of the Unit Telescope 2 of the VLT is presented. The combination of a fiber position with three independent spectrographs provides a powerful utility for multi-object spectroscopy of large samples. Two spectrographs will cover the optical and infrared regime at medium resolution and a fiber link to the echelle spectrograph mounted on the second Nasmyth focus will permit multiplexing observations at high spectral resolution.

Paper Details

Date Published: 9 July 1998
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 3355, Optical Astronomical Instrumentation, (9 July 1998); doi: 10.1117/12.316763
Show Author Affiliations
Gerardo Avila, European Southern Observatory (Germany)
Bernard Delabre, European Southern Observatory (Germany)
Hans Dekker, European Southern Observatory (Germany)
Roberto Gilmozzi, European Southern Observatory (Germany)
Bruno Leibundgut, European Southern Observatory (Germany)
Luca Pasquini, European Southern Observatory (Germany)
Alvio Renzini, European Southern Observatory (Germany)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3355:
Optical Astronomical Instrumentation
Sandro D'Odorico, Editor(s)

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