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GIRMOS: an infrared multi-object spectrograph for Gemini
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Paper Abstract

Gemini have funded a design study to investigate the technologies needed in a versatile multi-object spectrograph for IR astronomy. We report on our investigations into wide- field spectroscopy using multiple integral-field units (MIFUs) to match particular areas of interest to the available detector(s). Such technologies enable integral field spectroscopy of several targets over a much wider field than can be covered with a single IFU. A brief overview of the scientific rationale for a multipel0IFU capability matched to multi-conjugate adaptive optics, and with its wider uncorrected field, on Gemini is given. A proposed method of deploying MIFUs is then described along with the optical consequences of the method.

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Date Published: 16 August 2000
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 4008, Optical and IR Telescope Instrumentation and Detectors, (16 August 2000); doi: 10.1117/12.395530
Show Author Affiliations
Gillian S. Wright, Royal Observatory Edinburgh (United Kingdom)
Ray M. Sharples, Univ. of Durham (United Kingdom)
Peter R. Hastings, Royal Observatory Edinburgh (United Kingdom)
Martyn Wells, Royal Observatory Edinburgh (United Kingdom)
Eli Ettedgui-Atad, Royal Observatory Edinburgh (United Kingdom)
Jeremy R. Allington-Smith, Univ. of Durham (United Kingdom)
David J. Robertson, Univ. of Durham (United Kingdom)
Robert Content, Univ. of Durham (United Kingdom)
Ian Robert Parry, Institute of Astronomy/Univ. of Cambridge (United Kingdom)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4008:
Optical and IR Telescope Instrumentation and Detectors
Masanori Iye; Alan F. M. Moorwood, Editor(s)

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