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LUCIFER status report, summer 2004
Author(s): Holger Mandel; Immo Appenzeller; Walter Seifert; Harald Baumeister; Peter Bizenberger; Ralf-Juergen Dettmar; Hans Gemperlein; Bernhard Grimm; Tom M. Herbst; Reiner Hofmann; Marcus Jutte; Werner Laun; Michael Lehmitz; Sebastiano Ligori; Rainer Lenzen; Kai Polsterer; Ralf-Rainer Rohloff; Andreas Schuetze; Andreas Seltmann; Peter Weiser; Harald Weisz; Wenli Xu
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Paper Abstract

LUCIFER (LBT NIR Spectrograph Utility with Camera and Integral-Field Unit for Extragalactic Research) is a NIR spectrograph and imager for the LBT (Large Binocular Telescope) working in the wavelength range from 0.9 to 2.5 microns. The instrument is to be built by a consortium of five german institutes (Landessternwarte Heidelberg (LSW), Max Planck Institut for Astronomy (MPIA), Max Planck Institut for Extraterrestric Physics (MPE), Astronomical Institut of the Ruhr-University Bochum (AIRUB) and Fachhochschule for Technics and Design Mannheim (FHTG)). LUCIFER will be one of the first light instruments of the LBT and will be available to the community at the end of 2005. A copy of the instrument for the second LBT mirror follows about one year later. The paper presents a brief status report of the procured and built hardware, of the workpackages already carried out and summarizes the ongoing work in progress.

Paper Details

Date Published: 30 September 2004
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 5492, Ground-based Instrumentation for Astronomy, (30 September 2004); doi: 10.1117/12.551302
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Holger Mandel, Landessternwarte Heidelberg-Konigstuhl (Germany)
Immo Appenzeller, Landessternwarte Heidelberg-Konigstuhl (Germany)
Walter Seifert, Landessternwarte Heidelberg-Konigstuhl (Germany)
Harald Baumeister, Max-Planck-Institut fur Astronomie (Germany)
Peter Bizenberger, Max-Planck-Institut fur Astronomie (Germany)
Ralf-Juergen Dettmar, Ruhr-Univ. Bochum (Germany)
Hans Gemperlein, Max-Planck-Institut fur extraterrestrische Physik (Germany)
Bernhard Grimm, Max-Planck-Institut fur Astronomie (Germany)
Tom M. Herbst, Max-Planck-Institut fur Astronomie (Germany)
Reiner Hofmann, Max-Planck-Institut fur extraterrestrische Physik (Germany)
Marcus Jutte, Ruhr-Univ. Bochum (Germany)
Werner Laun, Max-Planck-Institut fur Astronomie (Germany)
Michael Lehmitz, Landessternwarte Heidelberg-Konigstuhl (Germany)
Sebastiano Ligori, Max-Planck-Institut fur Astronomie (Germany)
Rainer Lenzen, Max-Planck-Institut fur Astronomie (Germany)
Kai Polsterer, Ruhr-Univ. Bochum (Germany)
Ralf-Rainer Rohloff, Max-Planck-Institut fur Astronomie (Germany)
Andreas Schuetze, Landessternwarte Heidelberg-Konigstuhl (Germany)
Andreas Seltmann, Landessternwarte Heidelberg-Konigstuhl (Germany)
Peter Weiser, Fachhochschule Mannheim (Germany)
Harald Weisz, Max-Planck-Institut fur extraterrestrische Physik (Germany)
Wenli Xu, Max-Planck-Institut fur Astronomie (Germany)


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

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