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Faint object 3D spectroscopy with PMAS
Author(s): Martin M. Roth; Thomas Becker; Andreas Kelz; Petra Bohm
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Paper Abstract

PMAS is a fiber-coupled lens array type of integral field spectrograph, which was commissioned at the Calar Alto 3.5m Telescope in May 2001. The optical layout of the instrument was chosen such as to provide a large wavelength coverage, and good transmission from 0.35 to 1 μm. One of the major objectives of the PMAS development has been to perform 3D spectrophotometry, taking advantage of the contiguous array of spatial elements over the 2-dimensional field-of-view of the integral field unit. With science results obtained during the first two years of operation, we illustrate that 3D spectroscopy is an ideal tool for faint object spectrophotometry.

Paper Details

Date Published: 30 September 2004
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 5492, Ground-based Instrumentation for Astronomy, (30 September 2004); doi: 10.1117/12.552003
Show Author Affiliations
Martin M. Roth, Astrophysikalisches Institut Potsdam (Germany)
Thomas Becker, Astrophysikalisches Institut Potsdam (Germany)
Andreas Kelz, Astrophysikalisches Institut Potsdam (Germany)
Petra Bohm, Astrophysikalisches Institut Potsdam (Germany)


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

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