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The MUSE second-generation VLT instrument
Author(s): R. Bacon; M. Accardo; L. Adjali; H. Anwand; S. Bauer; I. Biswas; J. Blaizot; D. Boudon; S. Brau-Nogue; J. Brinchmann; P. Caillier; L. Capoani; C. M. Carollo; T. Contini; P. Couderc; E. Daguisé; S. Deiries; B. Delabre; S. Dreizler; J. Dubois; M. Dupieux; C. Dupuy; E. Emsellem; T. Fechner; A. Fleischmann; M. François; G. Gallou; T. Gharsa; A. Glindemann; D. Gojak; B. Guiderdoni; G. Hansali; T. Hahn; A. Jarno; A. Kelz; C. Koehler; J. Kosmalski; F. Laurent; M. Le Floch; S. J. Lilly; J.-L. Lizon; M. Loupias; A. Manescau; C. Monstein; H. Nicklas; J.-C. Olaya; L. Pares; L. Pasquini; A. Pécontal-Rousset; R. Pelló; C. Petit; E. Popow; R. Reiss; A. Remillieux; E. Renault; M. Roth; G. Rupprecht; D. Serre; J. Schaye; G. Soucail; M. Steinmetz; O. Streicher; R. Stuik; H, Valentin; J. Vernet; P. Weilbacher; L. Wisotzki; N. Yerle
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Paper Abstract

Summary: The Multi Unit Spectroscopic Explorer (MUSE) is a second-generation VLT panoramic integral-field spectrograph currently in manufacturing, assembly and integration phase. MUSE has a field of 1x1 arcmin2 sampled at 0.2x0.2 arcsec2 and is assisted by the VLT ground layer adaptive optics ESO facility using four laser guide stars. The instrument is a large assembly of 24 identical high performance integral field units, each one composed of an advanced image slicer, a spectrograph and a 4kx4k detector. In this paper we review the progress of the manufacturing and report the performance achieved with the first integral field unit.

Paper Details

Date Published: 14 July 2010
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 7735, Ground-based and Airborne Instrumentation for Astronomy III, 773508 (14 July 2010); doi: 10.1117/12.856027
Show Author Affiliations
R. Bacon, Ctr. de Recherche Astrophysique de Lyon, CNRS, Univ. Claude-Bernard Lyon I (France)
M. Accardo, European Southern Observatory (Germany)
L. Adjali, Ctr. de Recherche Astrophysique de Lyon, CNRS, Univ. Claude-Bernard Lyon I (France)
H. Anwand, Institut für Astrophysik, Georg-August-Univ. Göttingen (Germany)
S. Bauer, Astrophysikalisches Institut Potsdam (Germany)
I. Biswas, Astrophysikalisches Institut Potsdam (Germany)
J. Blaizot, Ctr. de Recherche Astrophysique de Lyon, CNRS, Univ. Claude-Bernard Lyon I (France)
D. Boudon, Ctr. de Recherche Astrophysique de Lyon, CNRS, Univ. Claude-Bernard Lyon I (France)
S. Brau-Nogue, Lab. d'Astrophysique de Toulouse-Tarbes, CNRS, Univ. Paul Sabatier, Observatoire Midi-Pyrénées (France)
J. Brinchmann, NOVA Leiden Observarory, Leiden Univ. (Netherlands)
P. Caillier, Ctr. de Recherche Astrophysique de Lyon, CNRS, Univ. Claude-Bernard Lyon I (France)
L. Capoani, Ctr. de Recherche Astrophysique de Lyon, CNRS, Univ. Claude-Bernard Lyon I (France)
C. M. Carollo, ETH Zürich (Switzerland)
T. Contini, Lab. d'Astrophysique de Toulouse-Tarbes, CNRS, Univ. Paul Sabatier, Observatoire Midi-Pyrénées (France)
P. Couderc, Lab. d'Astrophysique de Toulouse-Tarbes, CNRS, Univ. Paul Sabatier, Observatoire Midi-Pyrénées (France)
E. Daguisé, Ctr. de Recherche Astrophysique de Lyon, CNRS, Univ. Claude-Bernard Lyon I (France)
S. Deiries, European Southern Observatory (Germany)
B. Delabre, European Southern Observatory (Germany)
S. Dreizler, Institut für Astrophysik, Georg-August-Univ. Göttingen (Germany)
J. Dubois, Ctr. de Recherche Astrophysique de Lyon, CNRS, Univ. Claude-Bernard Lyon I (France)
M. Dupieux, Lab. d'Astrophysique de Toulouse-Tarbes, CNRS, Univ. Paul Sabatier, Observatoire Midi-Pyrénées (France)
C. Dupuy, European Southern Observatory (Germany)
E. Emsellem, Ctr. de Recherche Astrophysique de Lyon, CNRS, Univ. Claude-Bernard Lyon I (France)
European Southern Observatory (Germany)
T. Fechner, Astrophysikalisches Institut Potsdam (Germany)
A. Fleischmann, Institut für Astrophysik, Georg-August-Univ. Göttingen (Germany)
M. François, Ctr. de Recherche Astrophysique de Lyon, CNRS, Univ. Claude-Bernard Lyon I (France)
G. Gallou, Lab. d'Astrophysique de Toulouse-Tarbes, CNRS, Univ. Paul Sabatier, Observatoire Midi-Pyrénées (France)
T. Gharsa, Lab. d'Astrophysique de Toulouse-Tarbes, CNRS, Univ. Paul Sabatier, Observatoire Midi-Pyrénées (France)
A. Glindemann, European Southern Observatory (Germany)
D. Gojak, European Southern Observatory (Germany)
B. Guiderdoni, Ctr. de Recherche Astrophysique de Lyon, CNRS, Univ. Claude-Bernard Lyon I (France)
G. Hansali, Ctr. de Recherche Astrophysique de Lyon, CNRS, Univ. Claude-Bernard Lyon I (France)
T. Hahn, Astrophysikalisches Institut Potsdam (Germany)
A. Jarno, Ctr. de Recherche Astrophysique de Lyon, CNRS, Univ. Claude-Bernard Lyon I (France)
A. Kelz, Astrophysikalisches Institut Potsdam (Germany)
C. Koehler, Institut für Astrophysik, Georg-August-Univ. Göttingen (Germany)
J. Kosmalski, Ctr. de Recherche Astrophysique de Lyon, CNRS, Univ. Claude-Bernard Lyon I (France)
F. Laurent, Ctr. de Recherche Astrophysique de Lyon, CNRS, Univ. Claude-Bernard Lyon I (France)
M. Le Floch, Lab. d'Astrophysique de Toulouse-Tarbes, CNRS, Univ. Paul Sabatier, Observatoire Midi-Pyrénées (France)
S. J. Lilly, ETH Zürich (Switzerland)
J.-L. Lizon, European Southern Observatory (Germany)
M. Loupias, Ctr. de Recherche Astrophysique de Lyon, CNRS, Univ. Claude-Bernard Lyon I (France)
A. Manescau, European Southern Observatory (Germany)
C. Monstein, ETH Zürich (Switzerland)
H. Nicklas, Institut für Astrophysik, Georg-August-Univ. Göttingen (Germany)
J.-C. Olaya, Astrophysikalisches Institut Potsdam (Germany)
L. Pares, Lab. d'Astrophysique de Toulouse-Tarbes, CNRS, Univ. Paul Sabatier, Observatoire Midi-Pyrénées (France)
L. Pasquini, European Southern Observatory (Germany)
A. Pécontal-Rousset, Ctr. de Recherche Astrophysique de Lyon, CNRS, Univ. Claude-Bernard Lyon I (France)
R. Pelló, Lab. d'Astrophysique de Toulouse-Tarbes, CNRS, Univ. Paul Sabatier, Observatoire Midi-Pyrénées (France)
C. Petit, Ctr. de Recherche Astrophysique de Lyon, CNRS, Univ. Claude-Bernard Lyon I (France)
E. Popow, Astrophysikalisches Institut Potsdam (Germany)
R. Reiss, European Southern Observatory (Germany)
A. Remillieux, Ctr. de Recherche Astrophysique de Lyon, CNRS, Univ. Claude-Bernard Lyon I (France)
E. Renault, Ctr. de Recherche Astrophysique de Lyon, CNRS, Univ. Claude-Bernard Lyon I (France)
M. Roth, Astrophysikalisches Institut Potsdam (Germany)
G. Rupprecht, European Southern Observatory (Germany)
D. Serre, NOVA Leiden Observatory, Leiden Univ. (Netherlands)
J. Schaye, NOVA Leiden Observatory, Leiden Univ. (Netherlands)
G. Soucail, Lab. d'Astrophysique de Toulouse-Tarbes, CNRS, Univ. Paul Sabatier, Observatoire Midi-Pyrénées (France)
M. Steinmetz, Astrophysikalisches Institut Potsdam (Germany)
O. Streicher, Astrophysikalisches Institut Potsdam (Germany)
R. Stuik, NOVA Leiden Observatory, Leiden Univ. (Netherlands)
H, Valentin, Lab. d'Astrophysique de Toulouse-Tarbes, CNRS, Univ. Paul Sabatier, Observatoire Midi-Pyrénées (France)
J. Vernet, European Southern Observatory (Germany)
P. Weilbacher, Astrophysikalisches Institut Potsdam (Germany)
L. Wisotzki, Astrophysikalisches Institut Potsdam (Germany)
N. Yerle, Lab. d'Astrophysique de Toulouse-Tarbes, CNRS, Univ. Paul Sabatier, Observatoire Midi-Pyrénées (France)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7735:
Ground-based and Airborne Instrumentation for Astronomy III
Ian S. McLean; Suzanne K. Ramsay; Hideki Takami, Editor(s)

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