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Science requirements and performances for EAGLE for the E-ELT
Author(s): C. J. Evans; M. D. Lehnert; J.-G. Cuby; S. L. Morris; M. Puech; N. Welikala; A. M. Swinbank; H. Schnetler
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Paper Abstract

EAGLE is a Phase A study of a multi-IFU, near-IR spectrometer for the European Extremely Large Telescope (E-ELT). The design employs wide-field adaptive optics to deliver excellent image quality across a large (38.5 arcmin2) field. When combined with the light grasp of the E-ELT, EAGLE will be a unique and efficient facility for spatially-resolved, spectroscopic surveys of high-redshift galaxies and resolved stellar populations. Following a brief overview of the science case, here we summarise the functional and performance requirements that flow-down from it, provide illustrative performances from simulated observations, and highlight the strong synergies with the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) and the Atacama Large Millimeter Array (ALMA).

Paper Details

Date Published: 20 July 2010
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 7735, Ground-based and Airborne Instrumentation for Astronomy III, 77355E (20 July 2010); doi: 10.1117/12.856098
Show Author Affiliations
C. J. Evans, UK Astronomy Technology Ctr., The Royal Observatory Edinburgh (United Kingdom)
M. D. Lehnert, GEPI, Observatoire de Paris-Meudon (France)
J.-G. Cuby, Lab. d'Astrophysique de Marseille-Provence (France)
S. L. Morris, Durham Univ. (United Kingdom)
M. Puech, GEPI, Observatoire de Paris-Meudon (France)
N. Welikala, Lab. d'Astrophysique de Marseille-Provence (France)
A. M. Swinbank, Durham Univ. (United Kingdom)
H. Schnetler, UK Astronomy Technology Ctr.,The Royal Observatory Edinburgh (United Kingdom)

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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