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Mass producing an efficient NIR spectrograph
Author(s): John C. Wilson; Charles P. Henderson; Terry L. Herter; Keith Matthews; Michael F. Skrutskie; Joseph D. Adams; Dae-Sik Moon; Roger Smith; Nick Gautier; Michael Ressler; B. T. Soifer; Sean Lin; James Howard; John LaMarr; Todd M. Stolberg; Jeff Zink
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Paper Abstract

Four institutions are collaborating to design and build three near identical R ~2700 cross-dispersed near-infrared spectrographs for use on various 5-10 meter telescopes. The instrument design addresses the common observatory need for efficient, reliable near-infrared spectrographs through such features as broad wavelength coverage across 6 simultaneous orders (0.8 - 2.4 microns) in echelle format, real-time slit viewing through separate optics and detector, and minimal moving parts. Lastly, the collaborators are saving money and increasing the likelihood of success through economies of scale and sharing intellectual capital.

Paper Details

Date Published: 30 September 2004
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 5492, Ground-based Instrumentation for Astronomy, (30 September 2004); doi: 10.1117/12.550925
Show Author Affiliations
John C. Wilson, Univ. of Virginia (United States)
Charles P. Henderson, Cornell Univ. (United States)
Terry L. Herter, Cornell Univ. (United States)
Keith Matthews, California Institute of Technology (United States)
Michael F. Skrutskie, Univ. of Virginia (United States)
Joseph D. Adams, Cornell Univ. (United States)
Dae-Sik Moon, California Institute of Technology (United States)
Roger Smith, California Institute of Technology (United States)
Nick Gautier, Jet Propulsion Lab. (United States)
Michael Ressler, Jet Propulsion Lab. (United States)
B. T. Soifer, California Institute of Technology (United States)
Sean Lin, California Institute of Technology (United States)
James Howard, Axsys IR Systems (United States)
John LaMarr, Axsys IR Systems (United States)
Todd M. Stolberg, Axsys IR Systems (United States)
Jeff Zink, Axsys IR Systems (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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