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The performance of TripleSpec at Palomar
Author(s): Terry L. Herter; Charles P. Henderson; John C. Wilson; Keith Y. Matthews; Gustavo Rahmer; Marco Bonati; Philip S. Muirhead; Joseph D. Adams; James P. Lloyd; Michael F. Skrutskie; Dae-Sik Moon; Stephen C. Parshley; Matthew J. Nelson; Frantz Martinache; George E. Gull
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Paper Abstract

We report the performance of Triplespec from commissioning observations on the 200-inch Hale Telescope at Palomar Observatory. Triplespec is one of a set of three near-infrared, cross-dispersed spectrographs covering wavelengths from 1 - 2.4 microns simultaneously at a resolution of ~2700. At Palomar, Triplespec uses a 1×30 arcsecond slit. Triplespec will be used for a variety of scientific observations, including moderate to high redshift galaxies, star formation, and low mass stars and brown dwarfs. When used in conjunction with an externally dispersed interferometer, Triplespec will also detect and characterize extrasolar planets.

Paper Details

Date Published: 9 July 2008
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 7014, Ground-based and Airborne Instrumentation for Astronomy II, 70140X (9 July 2008); doi: 10.1117/12.789660
Show Author Affiliations
Terry L. Herter, Cornell Univ. (United States)
Charles P. Henderson, Cornell Univ. (United States)
John C. Wilson, Univ. of Virginia (United States)
Keith Y. Matthews, California Institute of Technology (United States)
Gustavo Rahmer, California Institute of Technology (United States)
Marco Bonati, California Institute of Technology (United States)
Philip S. Muirhead, Cornell Univ. (United States)
Joseph D. Adams, Cornell Univ. (United States)
James P. Lloyd, Cornell Univ. (United States)
Michael F. Skrutskie, Univ. of Virginia (United States)
Dae-Sik Moon, Univ. of Toronto (Canada)
Stephen C. Parshley, Cornell Univ. (United States)
Matthew J. Nelson, Univ. of Virginia (United States)
Frantz Martinache, Cornell Univ. (United States)
George E. Gull, Cornell Univ. (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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