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Euclid ENIS spectrograph focal-plane design
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Paper Abstract

The ENIS wide-field spectrograph is part of the instrument package on board of the European space mission Euclid devoted to map the dark universe and proposed for launch in 2017. ENIS will operate in the near-IR spectral region (0.8-2 μm) and will provide in 4-5 years an accurate and extremely large survey of cosmological redshifts. The instrument focal-plane is based on a combination of state of the art detectors light fed by a slitless spectrograph allowing coverage and analysis of a high number of targets per cycle. During the feasibility study a spectrograph option based on Digital Micromirror Device (DMD) programmable slits, allowing a significant increase in instrumental sensitivity and accuracy, has also been examined. ENIS has been recently (Feb this year) pre-selected for a phase-A study within a group of three medium class missions; final selection is foreseen for the end of next year after a new phase of instrument revision. A description of the work done during the feasibility-study phase for the ENIS focal-plane is here presented.

Paper Details

Date Published: 10 August 2010
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 7731, Space Telescopes and Instrumentation 2010: Optical, Infrared, and Millimeter Wave, 77312T (10 August 2010); doi: 10.1117/12.856402
Show Author Affiliations
Favio Bortoletto, INAF, Osservatorio Astronomico di Padova (Italy)
Carlotta Bonoli, INAF, Osservatorio Astronomico di Padova (Italy)
Maurizio D'Alessandro, INAF, Osservatorio Astronomico di Padova (Italy)
Enrico Giro, INAF, Osservatorio Astronomico di Padova (Italy)
Vincenzo De Caprio, INAF-IASF Milano (Italy)
Leonardo Corcione, INAF, Osservatorio Astronomico di Torino (Italy)
Sebastiano Ligori, INAF, Osservatorio Astronomico di Torino (Italy)
Gianluca Morgante, INAF-IASF Bologna (Italy)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7731:
Space Telescopes and Instrumentation 2010: Optical, Infrared, and Millimeter Wave
Jacobus M. Oschmann; Mark C. Clampin; Howard A. MacEwen, Editor(s)

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