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Performances of X-shooter, the new wide-band intermediate resolution spectrograph at the VLT
Author(s): J. Vernet; H. Dekker; S. D'Odorico; E. Mason; P. Di Marcantonio; M. Downing; E. Elswijk; G. Finger; G. Fischer; F. Kerber; L. Kern; J.-L. Lizon; C. Lucuix; V. Mainieri; A. Modigliani; F. Patat; S. Ramsay; P. Santin; M. Vidali; P. Groot; I. Guinouard; F. Hammer; L. Kaper; P. Kjærgaard-Rasmussen; R. Navarro; S. Randich; F. Zerbi
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Paper Abstract

X-shooter is the first second-generation instrument newly commissioned a the VLT. It is a high efficiency single target intermediate resolution spectrograph covering the range 300 - 2500 nm in a single shot. We summarize the main characteristics of the instrument and present its performances as measured during commissioning and the first months of science operations.

Paper Details

Date Published: 15 July 2010
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 7735, Ground-based and Airborne Instrumentation for Astronomy III, 77351I (15 July 2010); doi: 10.1117/12.857124
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J. Vernet, European Organisation for Astronomical Research in the Southern Hemisphere (Germany)
H. Dekker, European Organisation for Astronomical Research in the Southern Hemisphere (Germany)
S. D'Odorico, European Organisation for Astronomical Research in the Southern Hemisphere (Germany)
E. Mason, European Organisation for Astronomical Research in the Southern Hemisphere (Germany)
P. Di Marcantonio, INAF, Osservatorio Astronomico di Trieste (Italy)
M. Downing, European Organisation for Astronomical Research in the Southern Hemisphere (Germany)
E. Elswijk, ASTRON - NOVA (Netherlands)
G. Finger, European Organisation for Astronomical Research in the Southern Hemisphere (Germany)
G. Fischer, European Organisation for Astronomical Research in the Southern Hemisphere (Germany)
F. Kerber, European Organisation for Astronomical Research in the Southern Hemisphere (Germany)
L. Kern, European Organisation for Astronomical Research in the Southern Hemisphere (Germany)
J.-L. Lizon, European Organisation for Astronomical Research in the Southern Hemisphere (Germany)
C. Lucuix, European Organisation for Astronomical Research in the Southern Hemisphere (Germany)
V. Mainieri, European Organisation for Astronomical Research in the Southern Hemisphere (Germany)
A. Modigliani, European Organisation for Astronomical Research in the Southern Hemisphere (Germany)
F. Patat, European Organisation for Astronomical Research in the Southern Hemisphere (Germany)
S. Ramsay, European Organisation for Astronomical Research in the Southern Hemisphere (Germany)
P. Santin, INAF, Osservatorio Astronomico di Trieste (Italy)
M. Vidali, EC, JRC, Institute for Reference Materials and Measurements (Italy)
P. Groot, Radboud Univ. Nijmegen (Netherlands)
I. Guinouard, Observatoire de Paris à Meudon (France)
F. Hammer, Observatoire de Paris à Meudon (France)
L. Kaper, Univ. of Amsterdam (Netherlands)
P. Kjærgaard-Rasmussen, Niels Bohr Institute for Astronomy (Denmark)
R. Navarro, ASTRON - NOVA (Netherlands)
S. Randich, INAF, Osservatorio Astrofisico di Arcetri (Italy)
F. Zerbi, INAF, Osservatorio Astronomico di Brera (Italy)


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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