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Phoenix spectrograph at Gemini South
Author(s): Kenneth Harry Hinkle; Robert D. Blum; Richard R. Joyce; Nigel Sharp; Stephen T. Ridgway; Nicole S. van der Bliek; B. Rogers; V. Smith; J. Valenti
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Paper Abstract

Phoenix, a high resolution near-infrared spectrograph build by NOAO, was first used on the Gemini South telescope in December 2001. Previously on the Kitt Peak 2.1 and 4 meter telescopes, Phoenix received a new detector, as well as modified refrigeration, mounting, and handling equipment, prior to being sent to Gemini South. Using a two-pixel slit the resolution is ~75,000, making Phoenix the highest resolution infrared spectrograph available on a 6-10 meter class telescope at the current time. Modifications to and performance of the instrument are discussed. Some results on Magellanic cloud stars, brown dwarf stars, premain-sequence objects, and stellar exotica are reviewed briefly.

Paper Details

Date Published: 13 February 2003
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 4834, Discoveries and Research Prospects from 6- to 10-Meter-Class Telescopes II, (13 February 2003); doi: 10.1117/12.457666
Show Author Affiliations
Kenneth Harry Hinkle, National Optical Astronomy Observatory (United States)
Robert D. Blum, Cerro Tololo Inter-America Obervatory (Chile)
Richard R. Joyce, National Optical Astronomy Observatory (United States)
Nigel Sharp, National Optical Astronomy Observatory (United States)
Stephen T. Ridgway, National Optical Astronomy Observatory (United States)
Nicole S. van der Bliek, National Optical Astronomy Observatory (United States)
B. Rogers, Gemini Observatory (Chile)
V. Smith, Univ. of Texas at El Paso (United States)
J. Valenti, Space Telescope Science Insitute (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4834:
Discoveries and Research Prospects from 6- to 10-Meter-Class Telescopes II
Puragra Guhathakurta, Editor(s)

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