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LUCIFER: a multimode NIR instrument for the LBT
Author(s): Walter Seifert; Immo Appenzeller; Harald Baumeister; Peter Bizenberger; Dominik Bomans; Ralf-Juergen Dettmar; Bernard Grimm; Tom Herbst; Reiner Hofmann; Marcus Juette; Werner Laun; Michael Lehmitz; Roland Lemke; Rainer Lenzen; Holger Mandel; K. Polsterer; Ralf-Rainer Rohloff; A. Schuetze; Andreas Seltmann; Niranjan A. Thatte; Peter Weiser; Wenli Xu
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Paper Abstract

LUCIFER (LBT NIR-Spectroscopic Utility with Camera and Integral-Field Unit for Extragalactic Research) is a NIR spectrograph and imager for the Large Binocular Telescope (LBT) on Mt. Graham, Arizona. It is built by a consortium of five German institutes and will be one of the first light instruments for the LBT. Later, a second copy for the second mirror of the telescope will follow. Both instruments will be mounted at the bent Gregorian foci of the two individual telescope mirrors. The final design of the instrument is presently in progress. LUCIFER will work at cryogenic temperature in the wavelength range from 0.9 μm to 2.5 μm. It is equipped with three exchangeable cameras for imaging and spectroscopy: two of them are optimized for seeing-limited conditions, the third camera for the diffraction-limited case with the LBT adaptive secondary mirror working. The spectral resolution will allow for OH suppression. Up to 33 exchangeable masks will be available for longslit and multi-object spectroscopy (MOS) over the full field of view (FOV). The detector will be a Rockwell HAWAII-2 HgCdTe-array.

Paper Details

Date Published: 7 March 2003
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 4841, Instrument Design and Performance for Optical/Infrared Ground-based Telescopes, (7 March 2003); doi: 10.1117/12.459494
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Walter Seifert, Landessternwarte Heidelberg-Koenigstuhl/Univ. Heidelberg (Germany)
Immo Appenzeller, Landessternwarte heidelberg-Koenigstuhl/Univ. Heidelberg (Germany)
Harald Baumeister, Max-Planck-Institut fur Astronomie (Germany)
Peter Bizenberger, Max-Planck-Institut fur Astronomie (Germany)
Dominik Bomans, Astronomie Institut der Ruhr-Univ. Bochum (Germany)
Ralf-Juergen Dettmar, Astronomie Institut der Ruhr-Univ. Bochum (Germany)
Bernard Grimm, Max-Planck-Institut fur Astronomie (Germany)
Tom Herbst, Max-Planck-Institut fur Astronomie (Germany)
Reiner Hofmann, Max-Planck-Institut fuer extraterrestrische Physik (Germany)
Marcus Juette, Astronomie Institut der Ruhr-Univ. Bochum (Germany)
Werner Laun, Max-Planck-Institut fur Astronomie (Germany)
Michael Lehmitz, Landessternwarte Heidelberg-Koenigstuhl/Univ. Heidelberg (Germany)
Roland Lemke, Astronomie Institut der Ruhr-Univ. Bochum (Germany)
Rainer Lenzen, Max-Planck-Institut fur Astronomie (Germany)
Holger Mandel, Landessternwarte Heidelberg-Koenigstuhl/Univ. Heidelberg (Germany)
K. Polsterer, Astronomie Institut der Ruhr-Univ. Bochum (Germany)
Ralf-Rainer Rohloff, Max-Planck-Institut fur Astronomie (Germany)
A. Schuetze, Landessternwarte Heidelberg-Koenigstuhl/Univ. Heidelberg (Germany)
Andreas Seltmann, Landessternwarte Heidelberg-Koenigstuhl/Univ. Heidelberg (Germany)
Niranjan A. Thatte, Max-Planck-Institut fuer extraterrestrische Physik (Germany)
Peter Weiser, Fachhochschule fuer Technik und Gestaltung (Germany)
Wenli Xu, Max-Planck-Institut fur Astronomie (Germany)
Landessternwarte Heidelberg-Koenigstuhl/Univ. Heidelberg (Germany)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4841:
Instrument Design and Performance for Optical/Infrared Ground-based Telescopes
Masanori Iye; Alan F. M. Moorwood, Editor(s)

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