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LUCIFER1: performance results
Author(s): Walter Seifert; Nancy Ageorges; Michael Lehmitz; Peter Buschkamp; Volker Knierim; Kai Polsterer; Andre Germeroth; Anna Pasquali; Vianak Naranjo; Marcus Jütte; Carmen Feiz; Hans Gemperlein; Reiner Hofmann; Werner Laun; Reinhard Lederer; Rainer Lenzen; Ulrich Mall; Holger Mandel; Peter Müller; Andreas Quirrenbach; Ludwig Schäffner; Clemens Storz; Peter Weiser
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Paper Abstract

LUCIFER1 is a NIR camera and spectrograph installed at the Large Binocular Telescope (LBT). Working in the wavelength range of 0.9-2.5micron, the instrument is designed for direct imaging and spectroscopy with 3 different cameras. A set of longslit masks as well as up to 23 user defined (MOS) masks are available. The set of user defined masks can be exchanged while the instrument is at operating temperature. Extensive tests have been done on the electro-mechanical functions, image motion due to flexure, optical quality, instrument software, calibration and especially on the multi-object spectroscopy. Also a detailed characterization of the instrument's properties in the different observing modes has been carried out. Results are presented and compared to the specifications.

Paper Details

Date Published: 25 August 2010
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 7735, Ground-based and Airborne Instrumentation for Astronomy III, 77357W (25 August 2010); doi: 10.1117/12.857782
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Walter Seifert, Landessternwarte Heidelberg (Germany)
Nancy Ageorges, Max-Planck-Institut für extraterrestrische Physik (Germany)
Michael Lehmitz, Max-Planck-Institut für Astronomie (Germany)
Peter Buschkamp, Max-Planck-Institut für extraterrestrische Physik (Germany)
Volker Knierim, Ruhr-Univ. Bochum (Germany)
Kai Polsterer, Ruhr-Univ. Bochum (Germany)
Andre Germeroth, Landessternwarte Heidelberg (Germany)
Anna Pasquali, Max-Planck-Institut für Astronomie (Germany)
Vianak Naranjo, Max-Planck-Institut für Astronomie (Germany)
Marcus Jütte, Ruhr-Univ. Bochum (Germany)
Carmen Feiz, Landessternwarte Heidelberg (Germany)
Hans Gemperlein, Max-Planck-Institut für extraterrestrische Physik (Germany)
Reiner Hofmann, Max-Planck-Institut für extraterrestrische Physik (Germany)
Werner Laun, Max-Planck-Institut für Astronomie (Germany)
Reinhard Lederer, Max-Planck-Institut für extraterrestrische Physik (Germany)
Rainer Lenzen, Max-Planck-Institut für Astronomie (Germany)
Ulrich Mall, Max-Planck-Institut für Astronomie (Germany)
Holger Mandel, Landessternwarte Heidelberg (Germany)
Peter Müller, Landessternwarte Heidelberg (Germany)
Andreas Quirrenbach, Landessternwarte Heidelberg (Germany)
Ludwig Schäffner, Landessternwarte Heidelberg (Germany)
Clemens Storz, Max-Planck-Institut für Astronomie (Germany)
Peter Weiser, Fachhochschule für Technik und Gestaltung (Germany)

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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