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KMOS: an infrared multi-integral field spectrograph for the VLT
Author(s): Ray M. Sharples; Ralf Bender; Reiner Hofmann; Reinhard Genzel; Rob J. Ivison
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Paper Abstract

We describe a proposed 2nd generation instrument (KMOS) for the ESO VLT which will deliver a unique multiple integral field capability in the near-infrared (1-2.5 μm). The science drivers for such an instrument are presented and linked to the functional specification. The overall instrument concept is discussed in the context of two proposed solutions for delivering a deployable integral field capability. Detailed discussions of these two approaches, and ongoing prototype studies, are described in separate papers.

Paper Details

Date Published: 7 March 2003
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 4841, Instrument Design and Performance for Optical/Infrared Ground-based Telescopes, (7 March 2003); doi: 10.1117/12.460985
Show Author Affiliations
Ray M. Sharples, Univ. of Durham (United Kingdom)
Ralf Bender, Univ. Sternwarte Munich (Germany)
Max-Planck-Institut fur extraterrestriche Physik (Germany)
Reiner Hofmann, Max-Planck-Institut fuer extraterrestrische Physik (Germany)
Reinhard Genzel, Max-Planck-Institut fuer extraterrestrische Physik (Germany)
Rob J. Ivison, UK Astronomy Technology Ctr./Royal Observatory Edinburgh (United Kingdom)

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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