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bHROS installation and system performance
Author(s): Margaret E. Aderin
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Paper Abstract

The Gemini bHROS instrument, (Bench-Mounted High Resolution Optical Spectrograph) was delivered to the Gemini South Telescope in March 2003, after passing it's onsite acceptance test at UCL (University College London). The instrument was installed through the 2003 period, getting its final components, the fibre system, in September of that year. A number of nights were then allocated to the instrument to verify it throughput. This paper discusses the installation of the bHROS system in the pier lab and the difficulties encountered getting an accurate measure of the throughput of the system. An overview of the measured performance of the instrument and details of additional, proposed, system enhancements is given and an indication of the timescales for its release to the astronomical community is discussed.

Paper Details

Date Published: 30 September 2004
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 5492, Ground-based Instrumentation for Astronomy, (30 September 2004); doi: 10.1117/12.550960
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Margaret E. Aderin, Univ. College London (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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