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OSIRIS: an infrared integral field spectrograph for the Keck adaptive optics system
Author(s): James E. Larkin; Andreas Quirrenbach; Alfred Krabbe; Ted Aliado; Matthew Barczys; George Brims; John Canfield; Thomas M. Gasaway; David LaFreniere; Nick Magnone; Gunnar Skulason; Michael Spencer; David Sprayberry; Jason Weiss
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Paper Abstract

We present the design for a recently approved instrument for the Keck Telescope. Called OSIRIS, it was inspired by the optical spectrograph TIGER of R. Bacon et al. and will utilize an infrared transmissive lenslet array to sample a rectangular field of view at close to the Keck diffraction limit. By packing the spectra very closely together (2 pixel rows per spectrum) and using the Rockwell Hawaii-2 detector (wavelengths between 1 and 2.5 microns), we will achieve a relatively large field of view (up to 6."4) while maintaining full broad-band spectral coverage at a resolution of 3900. Due to the extremely low backgrounds between night sky lines and at AO spatial samplings, the instrument will reach point source sensitivities several times fainter than any existing infrared spectrograph. We are also coupling a separate infrared AO camera dubbed SHARC to work as an acquisition camera and to monitor the point spread function's behavior during long spectroscopic exposures. Among the challenges of the instrument are: a fully cryogenic design, four spatial resolutions from 0."02 to 0."10, large aluminum optics for the spectrography, extremely repeatable spectral formats and a sophisticated data reduction pipeline.

Paper Details

Date Published: 7 March 2003
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 4841, Instrument Design and Performance for Optical/Infrared Ground-based Telescopes, (7 March 2003); doi: 10.1117/12.461775
Show Author Affiliations
James E. Larkin, Univ. of California/Los Angeles (United States)
Andreas Quirrenbach, Ctr. for Astrophysics and Space Sciences/Univ. of California, San Diego (United States)
Alfred Krabbe, Univ. of California, Berkeley (United States)
Ted Aliado, Univ. of California, Los Angeles (United States)
Matthew Barczys, Univ. of California, Los Angeles (United States)
George Brims, Univ. of California, Los Angeles (United States)
John Canfield, Univ. of California, Los Angeles (United States)
Thomas M. Gasaway, Ctr. for Astrophysics and Space Sciences/Univ. of California, San Diego (United States)
David LaFreniere, Univ. of California, Los Angeles (United States)
Nick Magnone, Univ. of California, Los Angeles (United States)
Gunnar Skulason, Univ. of California, Los Angeles (United States)
Michael Spencer, Univ. of California, Los Angeles (United States)
David Sprayberry, W.M. Keck Observatory (United States)
Jason Weiss, Univ. of California, Los Angeles (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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