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Project overview of OPTIMOS-EVE: the fibre-fed multi-object spectrograph for the E-ELT
Author(s): Ramón Navarro; Fanny Chemla; Piercarlo Bonifacio; Hector Flores; Isabelle Guinouard; Jean-Michel Huet; Mathieu Puech; Frédéric Royer; Johannes H. Pragt; Gerben Wulterkens; Eric C. Sawyer; Martin E. Caldwell; Ian A. J. Tosh; Martin S. Whalley; Guy F. W. Woodhouse; Paolo Spanò; Paolo Di Marcantonio; Michael I. Andersen; Gavin B. Dalton; Lex Kaper; François Hammer
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Paper Abstract

OPTIMOS-EVE (OPTical Infrared Multi Object Spectrograph - Extreme Visual Explorer) is the fibre fed multi object spectrograph proposed for the European Extremely Large Telescope (E-ELT), planned to be operational in 2018 at Cerro Armazones (Chile). It is designed to provide a spectral resolution of 6000, 18000 or 30000, at wavelengths from 370 nm to 1.7 μm, combined with a high multiplex (>200) and a large spectral coverage. Additionally medium and large IFUs are available. The system consists of three main modules: a fibre positioning system, fibres and a spectrograph. The recently finished OPTIMOS-EVE Phase-A study, carried out within the framework of the ESO E-ELT instrumentation studies, has been performed by an international consortium consisting of institutes from France, Netherlands, United Kingdom and Italy. All three main science themes of the E-ELT are covered by this instrument: Planets and Stars; Stars and Galaxies; Galaxies and Cosmology. This paper gives an overview of the OPTIMOS-EVE project, describing the science cases, top level requirements, the overall technical concept and the project management approach. It includes a description of the consortium, highlights of the science drivers and resulting science requirements, an overview of the instrument design and telescope interfaces, the operational concept, expected performance, work breakdown and management structure for the construction of the instrument, cost and schedule.

Paper Details

Date Published: 15 July 2010
PDF: 16 pages
Proc. SPIE 7735, Ground-based and Airborne Instrumentation for Astronomy III, 77352L (15 July 2010); doi: 10.1117/12.857638
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Ramón Navarro, NOVA-ASTRON (Netherlands)
Fanny Chemla, Observatoire de Paris-Meudon (France)
Piercarlo Bonifacio, Observatoire de Paris-Meudon (France)
Hector Flores, Observatoire de Paris-Meudon (France)
Isabelle Guinouard, Observatoire de Paris-Meudon (France)
Jean-Michel Huet, Observatoire de Paris-Meudon (France)
Mathieu Puech, Observatoire de Paris-Meudon (France)
Frédéric Royer, Observatoire de Paris-Meudon (France)
Johannes H. Pragt, NOVA-ASTRON (Netherlands)
Gerben Wulterkens, Radboud Univ. Nijmegen (Netherlands)
Eric C. Sawyer, Rutherford Appleton Lab. (United Kingdom)
Martin E. Caldwell, Rutherford Appleton Lab. (United Kingdom)
Ian A. J. Tosh, Rutherford Appleton Lab. (United Kingdom)
Martin S. Whalley, Rutherford Appleton Lab. (United Kingdom)
Guy F. W. Woodhouse, Rutherford Appleton Lab. (United Kingdom)
Paolo Spanò, INAF, Osservatorio Astronomico di Brera (Italy)
Paolo Di Marcantonio, INAF, Osservatorio Astronomico di Trieste (Italy)
Michael I. Andersen, Niels Bohr Institute, Univ. of Copenhagen (Denmark)
Gavin B. Dalton, Rutherford Appleton Lab. (United Kingdom)
Univ. of Oxford (United Kingdom)
Lex Kaper, Univ. van Amsterdam (Netherlands)
François Hammer, Observatoire de Paris-Meudon (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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