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Instrumentation at the Subaru Telescope
Author(s): Naruhisa Takato; Ikuru Iwata
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Paper Abstract

In these two years, FMOS was fully commissioned and the laser guide star mode of AO188 became available for open use. The telescope was recovered from coolant leak accident and the two damaged instruments, Suprime-Cam and FOCAS, will both be back in operation in 2012. All the components of the Hyper Suprime-Cam (HSC) were transported to the telescope site and on-sky engineering will start in the summer 2012. As a future facility instrument, Prime-Focus Spectrograph (PFS), an optical to near-IR multi-object spectrograph with 2400 fibers, was endorsed by Japanese community and the project is in PDR phase. Upgrading MOIRCS, IRCS and HDS are on going. Several visiting instruments are also planed. The feasibility of a ground-layer AO with a wide-field NIR instrument is beeing investigated for a possible next facility instrument after PFS.

Paper Details

Date Published: 24 September 2012
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 8446, Ground-based and Airborne Instrumentation for Astronomy IV, 844605 (24 September 2012); doi: 10.1117/12.927266
Show Author Affiliations
Naruhisa Takato, Subaru Telescope, National Astronomical Observatory of Japan (United States)
Ikuru Iwata, Subaru Telescope, National Astronomical Observatory of Japan (United States)


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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