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Optical fiber link between OzPoz, GIRAFFE, and UVES (FLAMES project)
Author(s): Gerardo Avila; Isabelle Guinouard; Laurent Jocou; Fabien Guillon; Fabrice Balsamo
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Paper Abstract

The FLAMES project is the VLT Fibre Facility. It includes the fibre positioner OzPoz linking the GIRAFFE and UVES spectrographs. FLAMES is located on the Nasmyth Platform A of the Kueyen VLT telescope. The optical fibre link is arranged in four bundles: the Medusa system with 132 single fibres for multi-object spectroscopy, 15 deployable IFU modules for integral field spectroscopy of small objects, the Argus large integral field unit with two possible samplings and a bundle of 8 fibres and 55 m long linking OzPoz to UVES, a high resolution spectrograph situated on the opposite Nasmyth platform. This paper describes the final characteristics and performances of all the fibre bundles and the status at their installation at the telescope.

Paper Details

Date Published: 7 March 2003
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 4841, Instrument Design and Performance for Optical/Infrared Ground-based Telescopes, (7 March 2003); doi: 10.1117/12.461941
Show Author Affiliations
Gerardo Avila, European Southern Observatory (Germany)
Isabelle Guinouard, Observatoire de Paris-Meudon (France)
Laurent Jocou, Lab. d'Astrophysique de l'Observatoire de Grenoble (France)
Fabien Guillon, Observatoire de Paris-Meudon (France)
Fabrice Balsamo, Engineering + Design AG (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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