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The optical design of MARVELS spectrograph
Author(s): Bo Zhao; Jian Ge; John Groot
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Paper Abstract

This paper describes an optical spectrograph design for the Multi-object APO Radial-Velocity Exoplanet Large-area Survey (MARVELS) instrument. This MARVELS instrument is currently installed at the Sloan 2.5m telescope, and is capable of simultaneously monitoring 60 stars at high radial velocity precision for a planet survey. The MARVELS spectrograph consists of an entrance slit (multi-slits), collimator optics, a Volume Phase Holographic (VPH) grating, camera optics and a 4kx4k CCD camera, which with a 160mm diameter collimated beam provides a spectral resolution of R =10000. This spectrograph is transmissive and optimized for delivering high throughput and high image quality over the entire operation bandwidth 500-570nm and the whole 160mmx30mm square shape FOV. The collimator and camera optics (280 mm largest diameter) are all made of standard optical grade glasses. The f/4 input beams from the MARVELS monolithic interferometer are converted to f/1.5 beams on the detector by this spectrograph, and form 120 stellar fringe spectra.

Paper Details

Date Published: 19 August 2009
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 7440, Techniques and Instrumentation for Detection of Exoplanets IV, 74401E (19 August 2009); doi: 10.1117/12.826613
Show Author Affiliations
Bo Zhao, Univ. of Florida (United States)
Jian Ge, Univ. of Florida (United States)
John Groot, Univ. of Florida (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7440:
Techniques and Instrumentation for Detection of Exoplanets IV
Stuart B. Shaklan, Editor(s)

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