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MANIFEST instrument concept and related technologies
Author(s): Michael Goodwin; Jurek Brzeski; Scott Case; Matthew Colless; Tony Farrell; Luke Gers; James Gilbert; Jeroen Heijmans; Andrew Hopkins; Jon Lawrence; Stan Miziarski; Guy Monnet; Rolf Muller; Will Saunders; Greg Smith; Julia Tims; Lewis Waller
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Paper Abstract

The Australian Astronomical Observatory (AAO) has recently completed a feasibility study for a fiber-positioner facility proposed for the Giant Magellan Telescope (GMT), called MANIFEST (the Many Instrument Fiber System). The MANIFEST instrument takes full advantage of the wide-field focal plane to efficiently feed other instruments. About 2000 individually deployable fiber units are envisaged, with a wide variety of aperture types (single-aperture, image- or pupil-slicing, IFU). MANIFEST allows (a) full use of the GMT's 20' field-of-view, (b) a multiplexed IFU capability, (c) greatly increased spectral resolution via image-slicing, (d) the possibility of OH-suppression in the near-infrared.

Paper Details

Date Published: 24 September 2012
PDF: 15 pages
Proc. SPIE 8446, Ground-based and Airborne Instrumentation for Astronomy IV, 84467I (24 September 2012); doi: 10.1117/12.925125
Show Author Affiliations
Michael Goodwin, Australian Astronomical Observatory (Australia)
Jurek Brzeski, Australian Astronomical Observatory (Australia)
Scott Case, Australian Astronomical Observatory (Australia)
Matthew Colless, Australian Astronomical Observatory (Australia)
Tony Farrell, Australian Astronomical Observatory (Australia)
Luke Gers, Australian Astronomical Observatory (Australia)
James Gilbert, Australian Astronomical Observatory (Australia)
Jeroen Heijmans, Australian Astronomical Observatory (Australia)
Andrew Hopkins, Australian Astronomical Observatory (Australia)
Jon Lawrence, Australian Astronomical Observatory (Australia)
Stan Miziarski, Australian Astronomical Observatory (Australia)
Guy Monnet, Australian Astronomical Observatory (Australia)
Rolf Muller, Australian Astronomical Observatory (Australia)
Will Saunders, Australian Astronomical Observatory (Australia)
Greg Smith, Australian Astronomical Observatory (Australia)
Julia Tims, Australian Astronomical Observatory (Australia)
Lewis Waller, Australian Astronomical Observatory (Australia)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8446:
Ground-based and Airborne Instrumentation for Astronomy IV
Ian S. McLean; Suzanne K. Ramsay; Hideki Takami, Editor(s)

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