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The SIDE dual VIS-NIR fiber fed spectrograph for the 10.4 m Gran Telescopio Canarias
Author(s): O. Rabaza; H. W. Epps; M. Ubierna; J. Sánchez; M. Azzaro; F. Prada
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Paper Abstract

SIDE (Super Ifu Deployable Experiment) is proposed as second-generation, common-user instrument for the GTC. It will be a low and intermediate resolution fiber fed spectrograph, highly efficient in multi-object and 3D spectroscopy. The low resolution part (R = 1500, 4000) is called Dual VIS-NIR because it will observe in the VIS and NIR bands (0.4 ~V 1.7 microns) simultaneously. Because of the large number of fibers, a set of ~10 identical spectrographs is needed, each with a mirror collimator, a dichroic and two refractive cameras. The cameras are optimized for 0.4 - 0.95 microns (VIS) and 0.95 - 1.7 microns (NIR) respectively.

Paper Details

Date Published: 23 July 2008
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 7018, Advanced Optical and Mechanical Technologies in Telescopes and Instrumentation, 70184O (23 July 2008); doi: 10.1117/12.787357
Show Author Affiliations
O. Rabaza, Institute of Astrophysics of Andalucia (Spain)
H. W. Epps, UCO/Lick Observatory, Univ. of California, Santa Cruz (United States)
M. Ubierna, Institute of Astrophysics of Andalucia (Spain)
J. Sánchez, Institute of Astrophysics of Andalucia (Spain)
M. Azzaro, Institute of Astrophysics of Andalucia (Spain)
F. Prada, Institute of Astrophysics of Andalucia (Spain)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7018:
Advanced Optical and Mechanical Technologies in Telescopes and Instrumentation
Eli Atad-Ettedgui; Dietrich Lemke, Editor(s)

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