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EAGLE: a MOAO fed multi-IFU NIR workhorse for E-ELT
Author(s): Jean-Gabriel Cuby; Simon Morris; Thierry Fusco; Matthew Lehnert; Philip Parr-Burman; Gerard Rousset; Jean-Philippe Amans; Stephen Beard; Ian Bryson; Mathieu Cohen; Nigel Dipper; Chris Evans; Marc Ferrari; Eric Gendron; Jean-Luc Gimenez; Damien Gratadour; Peter Hastings; Zoltan Hubert; Emmanuel Hugot; Pascal Jagourel; Philippe Laporte; Vincent Lebrun; David Le Mignant; Fabrice Madec; Richard Myers; Benoit Neichel; Tim Morris; Clelia Robert; Hermine Schnetler; Mark Swinbank; Gordon Talbot; William Taylor; Francois Vidal; Sébastien Vivès; Pascal Vola; Niraj Welikala; Martyn Wells
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Paper Abstract

EAGLE is an instrument under consideration for the European Extremely Large Telescope (E-ELT). EAGLE will be installed at the Gravity Invariant Focal Station of the E-ELT. The baseline design consists of 20 IFUs deployable over a patrol field of ~40 arcmin2. Each IFU has an individual field of view of ~ 1.65" x 1.65". While EAGLE can operate with the Adaptive Optics correction delivered by the telescope, its full and unrivaled scientific power will be reached with the added value of its embedded Multi-Object Adaptive Optics System (MOAO). EAGLE will be a unique and efficient facility for spatially-resolved, spectroscopic surveys of high-redshift galaxies and resolved stellar populations. We detail the three main science drivers that have been used to specify the top level science requirements. We then present the baseline design of the instrument at the end of Phase A, and in particular its Adaptive Optics System. We show that the instrument has a readiness level that allows us to proceed directly into phase B, and we indicate how the instrument development is planned.

Paper Details

Date Published: 20 July 2010
PDF: 15 pages
Proc. SPIE 7735, Ground-based and Airborne Instrumentation for Astronomy III, 77352D (20 July 2010); doi: 10.1117/12.856820
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Jean-Gabriel Cuby, Lab. d'Astrophysique de Marseille, Technopôle de Marseille-Etoile (France)
Simon Morris, Durham Univ. (United Kingdom)
Thierry Fusco, ONERA (France)
Matthew Lehnert, GEPI, Observatoire de Paris-Meudon (France)
Philip Parr-Burman, UK Astronomy Technology Ctr., The Royal Observatory Edinburgh (United Kingdom)
Gerard Rousset, GEPI, Observatoire de Paris-Meudon (France)
Jean-Philippe Amans, Observatoire de Paris-Meudon (France)
Stephen Beard, UK Astronomy Technology Ctr., The Royal Observatory Edinburgh (United Kingdom)
Ian Bryson, UK Astronomy Technology Ctr., The Royal Observatory Edinburgh (United Kingdom)
Mathieu Cohen, GEPI, Observatoire de Paris-Meudon (France)
Nigel Dipper, Durham Univ. (United Kingdom)
Chris Evans, UK Astronomy Technology Ctr., The Royal Observatory Edinburgh (United Kingdom)
Marc Ferrari, Lab. d'Astrophysique de Marseille, Technopôle de Marseille-Etoile (France)
Eric Gendron, LESIA, Observatoire de Paris-Meudon (France)
Jean-Luc Gimenez, Lab. d'Astrophysique de Marseille, Technopôle de Marseille-Etoile (France)
Damien Gratadour, LESIA, Observatoire de Paris-Meudon (France)
Peter Hastings, UK Astronomy Technology Ctr., The Royal Observatory Edinburgh (United Kingdom)
Zoltan Hubert, UK Astronomy Technology Ctr., The Royal Observatory Edinburgh (United Kingdom)
Emmanuel Hugot, Lab. d'Astrophysique de Marseille, Technopôle de Marseille-Etoile (France)
Pascal Jagourel, GEPI, Observatoire de Paris-Meudon (France)
Philippe Laporte, GEPI, Observatoire de Paris-Meudon (France)
Vincent Lebrun, Lab. d'Astrophysique de Marseille, Technopôle de Marseille-Etoile (France)
David Le Mignant, Lab. d'Astrophysique de Marseille, Technopôle de Marseille-Etoile (France)
Fabrice Madec, Lab. d'Astrophysique de Marseille, Technopôle de Marseille-Etoile (France)
Richard Myers, Durham Univ. (United Kingdom)
Benoit Neichel, ONERA (France)
GEPI, Observatoire de Paris-Meudon (France)
Tim Morris, Durham Univ. (United Kingdom)
Clelia Robert, ONERA (France)
Hermine Schnetler, UK Astronomy Technology Ctr., The Royal Observatory Edinburgh (United Kingdom)
Mark Swinbank, Durham Univ. (United Kingdom)
Gordon Talbot, Durham Univ. (United Kingdom)
William Taylor, UK Astronomy Technology Ctr., The Royal Observatory Edinburgh (United Kingdom)
Francois Vidal, LESIA, Observatoire de Paris-Meudon (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)
Niraj Welikala, Lab. d'Astrophysique de Marseille, Technopôle de Marseille-Etoile (France)
Martyn Wells, 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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