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EAGLE: an MOAO fed multi-IFU working in the NIR on the E-ELT
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Paper Abstract

EAGLE is an instrument for the European Extremely Large Telescope (E-ELT). EAGLE will be installed at the Gravity Invariant Focal Station of the E-ELT, covering a field of view of 50 square arcminutes. Its main scientific drivers are the physics and evolution of high-redshift galaxies, the detection and characterization of first-light objects and the physics of galaxy evolution from stellar archaeology. These key science programs, generic to all ELT projects and highly complementary to JWST, require 3D spectroscopy on a limited (~20) number of targets, full near IR coverage up to 2.4 micron and an image quality significantly sharper than the atmospheric seeing. The EAGLE design achieves these requirements with innovative, yet simple, solutions and technologies already available or under the final stages of development. EAGLE relies on Multi-Object Adaptive Optics (MOAO) which is being demonstrated in the laboratory and on sky. This paper provides a summary of the phase A study instrument design.

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Date Published: 17 September 2009
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 7439, Astronomical and Space Optical Systems, 74390J (17 September 2009); doi: 10.1117/12.829213
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Jean-Gabriel Cuby, Lab. d'Astrophysique de Marseille, Technopôle de Marseille-Etoile (France)
Simon Morris, Durham Univ. (United Kingdom)
Philip Parr-Burman, UK Astronomy Technology Ctr., Royal Observatory Edinburgh (United Kingdom)
Matthew Lehnert, Galaxies Etoiles Physique et Instrumentation, Observatoire de Paris (France)
Chris Evans, UK Astronomy Technology Ctr., Royal Observatory Edinburgh (United Kingdom)
Thierry Fusco, ONERA (France)
Pascal Jagourel, Galaxies Etoiles Physique et Instrumentation, Observatoire de Paris (France)
David Le Mignant, Lab. d'Astrophysique de Marseille, Technopôle de Marseille-Etoile (France)
Richard Myers, Durham Univ. (United Kingdom)
Gérard Rousset, Lab. d'Études Spatiales et d'Instrumentation en Astrophysique, Observatoire de Paris (France)
Hermine Schnetler, UK Astronomy Technology Ctr., Royal Observatory Edinburgh (United Kingdom)
Jean-Philippe Amans, Galaxies Etoiles Physique et Instrumentation, Observatoire de Paris (France)
Francois Assemat, ONERA (France)
Lab. d'Études Spatiales et d'Instrumentation en Astrophysique, Observatoire de Paris (France)
Stephen Beard, UK Astronomy Technology Ctr., Royal Observatory Edinburgh (United Kingdom)
Mathieu Cohen, Galaxies Etoiles Physique et Instrumentation, Observatoire de Paris (France)
Nigel Dipper, Durham Univ. (United Kingdom)
Marc Ferrari, Lab. d'Astrophysique de Marseille, Technopôle de Marseille-Etoile (France)
Eric Gendron, Lab. d'Études Spatiales et d'Instrumentation en Astrophysique, Observatoire de Paris (France)
Jean-Luc Gimenez, Lab. d'Astrophysique de Marseille, Technopôle de Marseille-Etoile (France)
Peter Hastings, UK Astronomy Technology Ctr., Royal Observatory Edinburgh (United Kingdom)
Zoltan Hubert, Lab. d'Études Spatiales et d'Instrumentation en Astrophysique, Observatoire de Paris (France)
Emmanuel Hugot, Lab. d'Astrophysique de Marseille, Technopôle de Marseille-Etoile (France)
Philippe Laporte, Galaxies Etoiles Physique et Instrumentation, Observatoire de Paris (France)
Brice Leroux, Lab. d'Astrophysique de Marseille, Technopôle de Marseille-Etoile (France)
Fabrice Madec, Lab. d'Astrophysique de Marseille, Technopôle de Marseille-Etoile (France)
Helen McGregor, UK Astronomy Technology Ctr., Royal Observatory Edinburgh (United Kingdom)
Tim Morris, Durham Univ. (United Kingdom)
Benoit Neichel, ONERA (France)
Galaxies Etoiles Physique et Instrumentation, Observatoire de Paris (France)
Mathieu Puech, Galaxies Etoiles Physique et Instrumentation, Observatoire de Paris (France)
Clelia Robert, ONERA (France)
Stephen Rolt, Durham Univ. (United Kingdom)
Mark Swinbank, Durham Univ. (United Kingdom)
Gordon Talbot, Durham Univ. (United Kingdom)
William Taylor, UK Astronomy Technology Ctr., Royal Observatory Edinburgh (United Kingdom)
Francois Vidal, Lab. d'Études Spatiales et d'Instrumentation en Astrophysique, Observatoire de Paris (France)
Sébastien Vivès, Lab. d'Astrophysique de Marseille, Technopôle de Marseille-Etoile (France)
Pascal Vola, Lab. d'Astrophysique de Marseille, Technopôle de Marseille-Etoile (France)
Martyn Wells, UK Astronomy Technology Ctr., Royal Observatory Edinburgh (United Kingdom)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7439:
Astronomical and Space Optical Systems
Penny G. Warren; James B. Heaney; Robert K. Tyson; Michael Hart; E. Todd Kvamme; Cheryl J. Marshall, Editor(s)

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