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The current status of the UK-FMOS spectrograph
Author(s): Ian A. Tosh; Guy F.W. Woodhouse; Tim Froud; Allan Dowell; Mukesh Patel; Mattias Wallner; Ian J. Lewis; Gavin B. Dalton; Alan Holmes; Barney Brooks; Cyril Band; David G. Bonfield; Graham J. Murray; David J. Robertson; Nigel A. Dipper
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Paper Abstract

FMOS is a near-IR OH-suppressed multi-fibre fed spectrograph for the Subaru telescope. The spectrograph will accept 200 optical fibres from the ECHIDNA positioner system at the 30arcmin Prime focus of the telescope. We will describe the recent activities here in the UK in progressing the instrument from its conceptual phase through detailed design and into manufacture. A variety of technical areas will be described including: the opto-mechanical system design and construction, development of the HAWAII-II detector control system, the thermal system design & control and OH suppression techniques.

Paper Details

Date Published: 30 September 2004
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 5492, Ground-based Instrumentation for Astronomy, (30 September 2004); doi: 10.1117/12.551454
Show Author Affiliations
Ian A. Tosh, Rutherford Appleton Lab. (United Kingdom)
Guy F.W. Woodhouse, Rutherford Appleton Lab. (United Kingdom)
Tim Froud, Rutherford Appleton Lab. (United Kingdom)
Allan Dowell, Rutherford Appleton Lab. (United Kingdom)
Mukesh Patel, Rutherford Appleton Lab. (United Kingdom)
Mattias Wallner, Rutherford Appleton Lab. (United Kingdom)
Ian J. Lewis, Univ. of Oxford (United Kingdom)
Gavin B. Dalton, Rutherford Appleton Lab. (United Kingdom)
Univ. of Oxford (United Kingdom)
Alan Holmes, Univ. of Oxford (United Kingdom)
Barney Brooks, Univ. of Oxford (United Kingdom)
Cyril Band, Univ. of Oxford (United Kingdom)
David G. Bonfield, Univ. of Oxford (United Kingdom)
Graham J. Murray, Univ. of Durham (United Kingdom)
David J. Robertson, Univ. of Durham (United Kingdom)
Nigel A. Dipper, Univ. of Durham (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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