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A multi-instrument focal station for a 2m-class robotic telescope
Author(s): Frank Grupp; Florian Lang; Ralf Bender; Claus Gössl; Ulrich Hopp
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Paper Abstract

The design of a multi-instrument Nasmyth port for a 2m class telescope, located near Munich, Germany is presented in this paper. A three channel optical and infrared camera will be located at this Nasmyth focus together with an IFU spectrograph, a high resolution Echelle spectrograph, and a Shack-Hartmann sensor for instrument alignment. Fast switching between the instruments and compact design in a small dome are boundary conditions of the project. Precise guiding and acquisition is made possible for all instruments. Calibration sources are fed to the fiber coupled instruments using a built in telescope simulator.

Paper Details

Date Published: 9 July 2008
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 7014, Ground-based and Airborne Instrumentation for Astronomy II, 70147M (9 July 2008); doi: 10.1117/12.788656
Show Author Affiliations
Frank Grupp, Univ. Observatory of the Ludwigs-Maximilians Univ. (Germany)
Max-Planck Institute for Extraterrestrial Physics (Germany)
Florian Lang, Univ. Observatory of the Ludwigs-Maximilians Univ. (Germany)
Ralf Bender, Univ. Observatory of the Ludwigs-Maximilians Univ. (Germany)
Max-Planck Institute for Extraterrestrial Physics (Germany)
Claus Gössl, Univ. Observatory of the Ludwigs-Maximilians Univ. (Germany)
Ulrich Hopp, Univ. Observatory of the Ludwigs-Maximilians Univ. (Germany)
Max-Planck Institute for Extraterrestrial Physics (Germany)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7014:
Ground-based and Airborne Instrumentation for Astronomy II
Ian S. McLean; Mark M. Casali, Editor(s)

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