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Characterization and testing of FLAMINGOS-2: the Gemini facility near-infrared multi-object spectrometer and wide-field imager
Author(s): Steven N. Raines; Stephen S. Eikenberry; Reba M. Bandyopadhyay; Jeffrey A. Julian; Kevin T. Hanna; Craig D. Warner; Roger E. Julian; J. Greg Bennett; Curtis N. DeWitt; Skip Frommeyer; Anthony Gonzalez; Michael D. Herlevich; Charles Murphey
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Paper Abstract

FLAMINGOS-2 is a near-infrared wide-field imager and fully cryogenic multi-object spectrometer for Gemini Observatory being built by the University of Florida. FLAMINGOS-2 can simultaneously carry 9 custom cryogenic multi-object slit masks exchangeable without thermally cycling the entire instrument. Three selectable grisms provide resolving powers which are ~1300 to ~3000 over the entire spectrograph bandpass of 0.9-2.5 microns. We present and discuss characterization data for FLAMINGOS-2 including imaging throughput, image quality, spectral performance, and noise performance. After a lengthy integration process, we expect that FLAMINGOS-2 will be in the midst of commissioning at Gemini South by the fall of 2008.

Paper Details

Date Published: 9 July 2008
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 7014, Ground-based and Airborne Instrumentation for Astronomy II, 70143C (9 July 2008); doi: 10.1117/12.789271
Show Author Affiliations
Steven N. Raines, Univ. of Florida (United States)
Stephen S. Eikenberry, Univ. of Florida (United States)
Reba M. Bandyopadhyay, Univ. of Florida (United States)
Jeffrey A. Julian, Univ. of Florida (United States)
Kevin T. Hanna, Univ. of Florida (United States)
Craig D. Warner, Univ. of Florida (United States)
Roger E. Julian, Univ. of Florida (United States)
J. Greg Bennett, Univ. of Florida (United States)
Curtis N. DeWitt, Univ. of Florida (United States)
Skip Frommeyer, Univ. of Florida (United States)
Anthony Gonzalez, Univ. of Florida (United States)
Michael D. Herlevich, Univ. of Florida (United States)
Charles Murphey, Univ. of Florida (United States)


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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