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KMOS: an infrared multiple-object integral field spectrograph for the ESO VLT
Author(s): Ray M. Sharples; Ralf Bender; Matthew D. Lehnert; Suzanne K. Ramsay Howat; M. N. Bremer; Roger L. Davies; Reinhard Genzel; Reiner Hofmann; Rob J. Ivison; R. Saglia; Niranjan A. Thatte
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Paper Abstract

We describe the design of a 2nd generation instrument for the ESO VLT which will deliver a unique multiple deployable integral field capability in the near-infrared (1-2.5μm). The science drivers for the instrument are presented and linked to the functional specification. The baseline instrument concept is described with emphasis on technological innovations. Detailed discussions of specific technologies, and ongoing prototype studies, are described in separate papers.

Paper Details

Date Published: 30 September 2004
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 5492, Ground-based Instrumentation for Astronomy, (30 September 2004); doi: 10.1117/12.550495
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Ray M. Sharples, Univ. of Durham (United Kingdom)
Ralf Bender, Univ.-Sternwarte Munchen (Germany)
Max-Planck-Institut fur extraterrestrische Physik (Germany)
Matthew D. Lehnert, Max-Planck-Institut fur extraterrestrische Physik (Germany)
Suzanne K. Ramsay Howat, UK Astronomy Technology Ctr. (United Kingdom)
M. N. Bremer, Univ. of Bristol (United Kingdom)
Roger L. Davies, Univ. of Oxford (United Kingdom)
Reinhard Genzel, Max-Planck-Institut fur extraterrestrische Physik (Germany)
Reiner Hofmann, Max-Planck-Institut fur extraterrestrische Physik (Germany)
Rob J. Ivison, UK Astronomy Technology Ctr. (United Kingdom)
R. Saglia, Max-Planck-Institut fur extraterrestrische Physik (Germany)
Niranjan A. Thatte, Univ. of Oxford (United Kingdom)


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

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