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The opto-mechanical design of the Colorado High-resolution Echelle Stellar Spectrograph (CHESS)
Author(s): Robert Kane; Matthew Beasley; James Green; Eric Burgh; Kevin France
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Paper Abstract

We present the Colorado High-resolution Echelle Stellar Spectrograph (CHESS) sounding rocket payload. The design uses a mechanical collimator made from a grid of square tubing, an objective echelle grating, a holographically-ruled cross-disperser, a new 40 mm MCP with a cross strip anode or a delta-doped 3.5k x 3.5k CCD detector. The optics are suspended using carbon fiber rods epoxied to titanium inserts to create a space frame structure. A preliminary design is presented.

Paper Details

Date Published: 13 September 2011
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 8145, UV, X-Ray, and Gamma-Ray Space Instrumentation for Astronomy XVII, 81450P (13 September 2011); doi: 10.1117/12.892825
Show Author Affiliations
Robert Kane, Univ. of Colorado at Boulder (United States)
Matthew Beasley, Univ. of Colorado at Boulder (United States)
James Green, Univ. of Colorado at Boulder (United States)
Eric Burgh, Univ. of Colorado at Boulder (United States)
Kevin France, Univ. of Colorado at Boulder (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8145:
UV, X-Ray, and Gamma-Ray Space Instrumentation for Astronomy XVII
Oswald H. Siegmund, Editor(s)

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