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ARCES: an echelle spectrograph for the Astrophysical Research Consortium (ARC) 3.5-m telescope
Author(s): Shu-i Wang; Roger H. Hildebrand; Lewis M Hobbs; Stephen J. Heimsath; Gary Kelderhouse; Robert F. Loewenstein; Solly Lucero; Constance M. Rockosi; Dale Sandford; Jeffrey L. Sundwall; Julie A Thorburn; Donald G. York
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Paper Abstract

A new echelle spectrograph was commissioned in 1999 for the ARC 3.5 meter telescope. The key features of the instrument are that it has a resolution of 9 km/sec, limited by the pixel size of the CCD; has no moving parts behind the slit during observation; provides complete spectral coverage from 3200A to 10000A, limited by the prism cross disperser material on the blue side and by the CCD sensitivity on the red side; provides blazeless spectra; achieves S/N>3000; and is remotely operable. The instrument is being used for studies of abundances in stars and for a large survey of diffuse interstellar bands.

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: 10.1117/12.461447
Show Author Affiliations
Shu-i Wang, Univ. of Chicago (United States)
Univ. of Washington (United States)
Roger H. Hildebrand, Univ. of Chicago (United States)
Univ. of Washington (United States)
Lewis M Hobbs, Univ. of Chicago (United States)
Univ. of Washington (United States)
Stephen J. Heimsath, Univ. of Chicago (United States)
Univ. of Washington (United States)
Gary Kelderhouse, Univ. of Chicago (United States)
Univ. of Washington (United States)
Robert F. Loewenstein, Univ. of Chicago (United States)
Univ. of Washington (United States)
Solly Lucero, Univ. of Chicago (United States)
Univ. of Washington (United States)
Constance M. Rockosi, Univ. of Washington (United States)
Univ. of Chicago (United States)
Dale Sandford, Univ. of Chicago (United States)
Jeffrey L. Sundwall, Univ. of Chicago (United States)
Julie A Thorburn, Univ. of Chicago (United States)
Donald G. York, Univ. of Chicago (United States)


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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