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Implementation of interference filters in the UV-Visual Echelle Spectrograph (UVES)
Author(s): S. Hubrig; G. Avila; A. Kaufer; S. D'Odorico; H. Dekker; R. Schmutzer; M. Marchesi; B. Wolff; N. Nesvacil
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Paper Abstract

The purpose of the recent installation of eight interference filters in UVES is to isolate certain echelle orders to allow the use of a maximal slit length of 30". The typical decker height of the spectrograph slit for science operations is usually of the order of 10-12". The central wavelength of each filter was chosen to permit observations of the most important emission lines in extended objects. We discuss the performance of these filters and show the first science images obtained with the test run.

Paper Details

Date Published: 11 July 2006
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 6269, Ground-based and Airborne Instrumentation for Astronomy, 62692S (11 July 2006); doi: 10.1117/12.670712
Show Author Affiliations
S. Hubrig, European Southern Observatory (Chile)
G. Avila, European Southern Observatory (Germany)
A. Kaufer, European Southern Observatory (Chile)
S. D'Odorico, European Southern Observatory (Germany)
H. Dekker, European Southern Observatory (Germany)
R. Schmutzer, European Southern Observatory (Chile)
M. Marchesi, European Southern Observatory (Chile)
B. Wolff, European Southern Observatory (Germany)
N. Nesvacil, Univ. of Vienna (Austria)


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

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