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Multi-Aperture Spectroscopy At Kitt Peak
Author(s): Harvey Butcher
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Paper Abstract

Simultaneous observation of several astronomical sources can be an effective way to increase the efficiency of telescope use. A description of the scheme currently in use at Kitt Peak, employing multiple entrance apertures to spectrographs and digital array detectors, is presented. Typical uses include surveying fields of faint objects for peculiar sources, and deriving radial velocities and/or spectrophotometry of stars or galaxies in clusters.

Paper Details

Date Published: 16 November 1982
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 0331, Instrumentation in Astronomy IV, (16 November 1982); doi: 10.1117/12.933469
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Harvey Butcher, Kitt Peak National Observatory (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0331:
Instrumentation in Astronomy IV
David L. Crawford, Editor(s)

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