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MEGARA spectrograph for the GTC: mechanical and opto-mechanical design
Author(s): Manuel Maldonado Medina; María Luisa García-Vargas; Armando Gil de Paz; Ernesto Sánchez-Blanco Mancera; Ana Pérez Calpena; Jesús Gallego Maestro; Esperanza Carrasco Licea; Francisco M. Sánchez Moreno; José M. Vílchez Medina
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Paper Abstract

MEGARA (Multi-Espectrógrafo en GTC de Alta Resolución para Astronomía) is the future optical Integral-Field Unit (IFU) and Multi-Object Spectrograph (MOS) for the GTC 10.4m telescope. This contribution summarizes the current mechanical design of the spectrograph and the adopted solutions for the mechanisms and the opto-mechanical components.

Paper Details

Date Published: 24 September 2012
PDF: 15 pages
Proc. SPIE 8446, Ground-based and Airborne Instrumentation for Astronomy IV, 844655 (24 September 2012); doi: 10.1117/12.925754
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Manuel Maldonado Medina, FRACTAL S.L.N.E (Spain)
María Luisa García-Vargas, FRACTAL S.L.N.E (Spain)
Armando Gil de Paz, Univ. Complutense de Madrid (Spain)
Ernesto Sánchez-Blanco Mancera, FRACTAL S.L.N.E (Spain)
Ana Pérez Calpena, FRACTAL S.L.N.E (Spain)
Jesús Gallego Maestro, Univ. Complutense de Madrid (Spain)
Esperanza Carrasco Licea, Instituto Nacional de Astrofísica, Óptica y Electrónica (Mexico)
Francisco M. Sánchez Moreno, Univ. Politécnica de Madrid (Spain)
José M. Vílchez Medina, Instituto de Astrofísica de Andalucía (Spain)


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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