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Mass-producing spectra: the SDSS spectrographic system
Author(s): Peter R. Newman; Dan C. Long; Stephanie A. Snedden; S. J. Kleinman; Atsuko Nitta; Michael Harvanek; Jurek Krzesinski; Howard J. Brewington; J. C. Barentine; Eric H. Neilsen; David J. Schlegel
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Paper Abstract

The Sloan Digital Sky Survey is the largest redshift survey conducted to date, and the principal survey observations have all been conducted on the dedicated SDSS 2.5m and 0.5m telescopes at Apache Point Observatory. While the whole survey has many unique features, this article concentrates on a description of the systems surrounding the dual fibre-input spectrographs that obtain all the survey spectra and that are capable of recording 5,760 individual spectra per night on an industrial, consistent, mass-production basis. It is hoped that the successes and lessons learned will prove instructive for future large spectrographic surveys.

Paper Details

Date Published: 30 September 2004
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 5492, Ground-based Instrumentation for Astronomy, (30 September 2004); doi: 10.1117/12.541394
Show Author Affiliations
Peter R. Newman, Apache Point Observatory (United States)
Dan C. Long, Apache Point Observatory (United States)
Stephanie A. Snedden, Apache Point Observatory (United States)
S. J. Kleinman, Apache Point Observatory (United States)
Atsuko Nitta, Apache Point Observatory (United States)
Michael Harvanek, Apache Point Observatory (United States)
Jurek Krzesinski, Apache Point Observatory (United States)
Cracow Pedagogical Univ. (Poland)
Howard J. Brewington, Apache Point Observatory (United States)
J. C. Barentine, Apache Point Observatory (United States)
Eric H. Neilsen, Apache Point Observatory (United States)
Fermi National Accelerator Lab. (United States)
David J. Schlegel, Princeton Univ. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5492:
Ground-based Instrumentation for Astronomy
Alan F. M. Moorwood; Masanori Iye, Editor(s)

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