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Hobby-Eberly Telescope low-resolution spectrograph J-band camera
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Paper Abstract

This paper presents the design of a near IR camera for the 9.2 m Hobby-Eberly Telescope (HET) Low Resolution Spectrograph (LRS), which will cover the wavelength range 0.85 to 1.35 micrometers . The LRS-J, an upgrade to the existing LRS, replaces the optical camera with an f/1 camera optimized for the J-band. The instrument design is strongly motivated by the desire to observe galaxies at 1 < z < 2, where the principal strong spectral features used to measure redshifts are shifted into the J-band. Since we are primarily interested in wavelengths up to 1.35 micrometers , mating the cryogenically cooled camera to the warm LRS spectrograph does not result in enough thermal background emission to compromise its performance. LRS-J represents a rapid and cost-effective way to enable multi-object near-IR spectroscopy on a very large telescope.

Paper Details

Date Published: 16 August 2000
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 4008, Optical and IR Telescope Instrumentation and Detectors, (16 August 2000); doi: 10.1117/12.395531
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Joseph R. Tufts, Univ. of Texas at Austin (United States)
Marsha J. Wolf, Univ. of Texas at Austin (United States)
Gary J. Hill, McDonald Observatory/Univ. of Texas at Austin (United States)


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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