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A multi-object multi-field spectrometer and imager for a European ELT
Author(s): Chris Evans; Colin Cunningham; Eli Atad-Ettedgui; Jeremy Allington-Smith; Francois Assémat; Gavin Dalton; Peter Hastings; Timothy Hawarden; Isobel Hook; Rob Ivison; Simon Morris; Suzanne Ramsay Howat; Mel Strachan; Stephen Todd
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Paper Abstract

One of the highlights of the European ELT Science Case book is the study of resolved stellar populations, potentially out to the Virgo Cluster of galaxies. A European ELT would enable such studies in a wide range of unexplored, distant environments, in terms of both galaxy morphology and metallicity. As part of a small study, a revised science case has been used to shape the conceptual design of a multi-object, multi-field spectrometer and imager (MOMSI). Here we present an overview of some key science drivers, and how to achieve these with elements such as multiplex, AO-correction, pick-off technology and spectral resolution.

Paper Details

Date Published: 30 June 2006
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 6269, Ground-based and Airborne Instrumentation for Astronomy, 62692V (30 June 2006); doi: 10.1117/12.671086
Show Author Affiliations
Chris Evans, UK Astronomy Technology Ctr., Royal Observatory (United Kingdom)
Colin Cunningham, UK Astronomy Technology Ctr., Royal Observatory (United Kingdom)
Eli Atad-Ettedgui, UK Astronomy Technology Ctr., Royal Observatory (United Kingdom)
Jeremy Allington-Smith, Univ. of Durham (United Kingdom)
Francois Assémat, Univ. of Durham (United Kingdom)
Gavin Dalton, Univ. of Oxford (United Kingdom)
CCLRC Rutherford Appleton Lab. (United Kingdom)
Peter Hastings, UK Astronomy Technology Ctr., Royal Observatory (United Kingdom)
Timothy Hawarden, UK Astronomy Technology Ctr., Royal Observatory (United Kingdom)
Isobel Hook, Univ. of Oxford (United Kingdom)
Rob Ivison, UK Astronomy Technology Ctr., Royal Observatory (United Kingdom)
Simon Morris, Univ. of Durham (United Kingdom)
Suzanne Ramsay Howat, UK Astronomy Technology Ctr., Royal Observatory (United Kingdom)
Mel Strachan, UK Astronomy Technology Ctr., Royal Observatory (United Kingdom)
Stephen Todd, UK Astronomy Technology Ctr., Royal Observatory (United Kingdom)


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

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