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Construction of the Hectospec: 300 optical fiber-fed spectrograph for the converted MMT
Author(s): Daniel G. Fabricant; Edward N. Hertz; Andrew H. Szentgyorgyi; Robert G. Fata; John B. Roll; Joe M. Zajac
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Paper Abstract

The Hectospec consists of a robotic positioner that will position 300 optical fibers at the f/5 focus of the converted MMT and a bench mounted moderate-dispersion spectrograph. Hectospec will be the first wide-field instrument to be used at the converted MMT and is now under construction at the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory. Commissioning at the converted MMT is scheduled for mid 1999, shortly after first light at the f/5 focus. The innovative features of the instrument are described, emphasizing recent developments.

Paper Details

Date Published: 9 July 1998
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 3355, Optical Astronomical Instrumentation, (9 July 1998); doi: 10.1117/12.316814
Show Author Affiliations
Daniel G. Fabricant, Harvard-Smithsonian Ctr. for Astrophysics (United States)
Edward N. Hertz, Harvard-Smithsonian Ctr. for Astrophysics (United States)
Andrew H. Szentgyorgyi, Harvard-Smithsonian Ctr. for Astrophysics (United States)
Robert G. Fata, Harvard-Smithsonian Ctr. for Astrophysics (United States)
John B. Roll, Harvard-Smithsonian Ctr. for Astrophysics (United States)
Joe M. Zajac, Harvard-Smithsonian Ctr. for Astrophysics (United States)


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

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