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Design of the KMOS multi-object integral-field spectrograph
Author(s): Ray Sharples; Ralf Bender; Richard Bennett; Keith Burch; Paul Carter; Mark Casali; Paul Clark; Robert Content; Richard Davies; Roger Davies; Marc Dubbeldam; Gert Finger; Reinhard Genzel; Reinhold Haefner; Achim Hess; Markus Kissler-Patig; Ken Laidlaw; Matt Lehnert; Ian Lewis; Alan Moorwood; Bernard Muschielok; Natascha Förster-Schreiber; Jeff Pirard; Suzanne Ramsay Howat; Phil Rees; Josef Richter; David Robertson; Ian Robson; Roberto Saglia; Matthias Tecza; Naranjan Thatte; Stephen Todd; Michael Wegner
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Paper Abstract

KMOS is a near-infrared multi-object integral field spectrometer which has been selected as one of a suite of second-generation instruments to be constructed for the ESO VLT in Chile. The instrument will be built by a consortium of UK and German institutes working in partnership with ESO and is currently at the end of its preliminary design phase. We present the design status of KMOS and discuss the most novel technical aspects and the compliance with the technical specification.

Paper Details

Date Published: 28 June 2006
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 6269, Ground-based and Airborne Instrumentation for Astronomy, 62691C (28 June 2006); doi: 10.1117/12.669781
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Ray Sharples, Univ. of Durham (United Kingdom)
Ralf Bender, Univ. München (United States)
Max-Planck-Institut für Extraterrestrische Physik (Germany)
Richard Bennett, UK Astronomy Technology Ctr., Royal Observatory (United Kingdom)
Keith Burch, UK Astronomy Technology Ctr., Royal Observatory (United Kingdom)
Paul Carter, UK Astronomy Technology Ctr., Royal Observatory (United Kingdom)
Mark Casali, European Southern Observatory (Germany)
Paul Clark, Univ. of Durham (United Kingdom)
Robert Content, Univ. of Durham (United Kingdom)
Richard Davies, Max-Planck-Institut für extraterrestrische Physik (Germany)
Roger Davies, Univ. of Oxford (United Kingdom)
Marc Dubbeldam, Univ. of Durham (United Kingdom)
Gert Finger, European Southern Observatory (Germany)
Reinhard Genzel, Max-Planck-Institut für extraterrestrische Physik (Germany)
Reinhold Haefner, Univ. München (Germany)
Achim Hess, Univ. München (Germany)
Markus Kissler-Patig, European Southern Observatory (Germany)
Ken Laidlaw, UK Astronomy Technology Ctr., Royal Observatory (United Kingdom)
Matt Lehnert, Max-Planck-Institut für extraterrestrische Physik (Germany)
Ian Lewis, Univ. of Oxford (United Kingdom)
Alan Moorwood, European Southern Observatory (Germany)
Bernard Muschielok, Univ. München (Germany)
Natascha Förster-Schreiber, Max-Planck-Institut für extraterrestrische Physik (Germany)
Jeff Pirard, European Southern Observatory (Germany)
Suzanne Ramsay Howat, UK Astronomy Technology Ctr., Royal Observatory (United Kingdom)
Phil Rees, UK Astronomy Technology Ctr., Royal Observatory (United Kingdom)
Josef Richter, Univ. München (Germany)
David Robertson, Univ. of Durham (United Kingdom)
Ian Robson, UK Astronomy Technology Ctr., Royal Observatory (United Kingdom)
Roberto Saglia, Univ. München (Germany)
Matthias Tecza, Univ. of Oxford (United Kingdom)
Naranjan Thatte, Univ. of Oxford (United Kingdom)
Stephen Todd, UK Astronomy Technology Ctr., Royal Observatory (United Kingdom)
Michael Wegner, Univ. München (Germany)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6269:
Ground-based and Airborne Instrumentation for Astronomy
Ian S. McLean; Masanori Iye, Editor(s)

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