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Proceedings of SPIE Volume 3355

Optical Astronomical Instrumentation
Editor(s): Sandro D'Odorico
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Volume Details

Volume Number: 3355
Date Published: 9 July 1998
Softcover: 105 papers (1008) pages
ISBN: 9780819428028

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Overview of the VLT instrumentation
Author(s): Guy J. Monnet
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VIRMOS: visible and infrared multiobject spectrographs for the VLT
Author(s): Oliver LeFevre; Gianpaolo Vettolani; Dario Maccagni; Dario Mancini; Jean Pierre Picat; Yannick Mellier; Alain Mazure; Michel Saisse; Jean Gabriel Cuby; Bernard Delabre; Bianca Garilli; L. Hill; Eric Prieto; Luc Arnold; Paolo Conconi; Enrico Cascone; E. Mattaini; Clothaire Voet
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Testing FORS: the first focal reducer for the ESO VLT
Author(s): Thomas Szeifert; Immo Appenzeller; Walter Fuertig; Walter Seifert; Otmar Stahl; Hermann Boehnhardt; W. Gaebler; Reinhold Haefner; Hans-Joachim Hess; Karl-Heinz Mantel; Wolfgang Meisl; Bernard Muschielok; Karl Tarantik; Reiner Harke; Peter Juergens; Harald E. Nicklas; Gero Rupprecht
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AUSTRALIS: a multifiber near-IR spectrograph for the VLT
Author(s): Keith Taylor; Matthew Colless; Peter Garth Conroy
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Echellette spectrograph and imager (ESI) for the Keck Observatory
Author(s): Harland W. Epps; Joseph S. Miller
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Large-prism mounting to minimize rotation in Cassegrain instruments
Author(s): Andrew I. Sheinis; Jerry E. Nelson; Matthew V. Radovan
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Design update of DEIMOS: a wide-field faint-object spectrograph
Author(s): Eric James; David J. Cowley; Sandra M. Faber; David F. Hilyard; Jack Osborne
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Blue channel of the Keck low-resolution imaging spectrometer
Author(s): James K. McCarthy; Judith G. Cohen; Brad Butcher; John Cromer; Ernest Croner; William R. Douglas; Richard M. Goeden; Tony Grewal; Barry Lu; Harold L. Petrie; Tianxiang Weng; Bob Weber; Donald G. Koch; J. Michael Rodgers
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Gemini multiobject spectrographs
Author(s): Richard G. Murowinski; Tim Bond; David Crampton; Timothy J. Davidge; J. Murray Fletcher; Brian Leckie; Christopher L. Morbey; Scott C. Roberts; Leslie K. Saddlemyer; Jerry Sebesta; James R. Stilburn; Kei Szeto; Jeremy R. Allington-Smith; Robert Content; Roger Llewelyn Davies; George N. Dodsworth; Roger Haynes; David J. Robinson; David J. Robertson; John Webster; David Lee; Steven M. Beard; Colin G. Dickson; Dennis Kelly; R. Bennet; Maureen A. Ellis; Peter R. Hastings; Phil R. Williams
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New developments in integral field spectroscopy
Author(s): Jeremy R. Allington-Smith; Robert Content; Roger Haynes
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Acquisition and guiding unit for Gemini 8-m telescopes: a progress report
Author(s): Wolfgang Heilemann; Helgard Naumann
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IMACS: the multiobject spectrograph and imager for the Magellan I telescope
Author(s): Bruce C. Bigelow; Alan M. Dressler; Stephen A. Shectman; Harland W. Epps
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Binospec: a dual-beam wide-field optical spectrograph for the converted MMT
Author(s): Daniel G. Fabricant; Robert G. Fata; Harland W. Epps
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Hectochelle: a multiobject echelle spectrograph for the converted MMT
Author(s): Andrew H. Szentgyorgyi; Peter Cheimets; Roger Eng; Daniel G. Fabricant; John C. Geary; Lee Hartmann; Mario R. Pieri; John B. Roll
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Optical spectroscopy with a near-single-mode fiber-feed and adaptive optics
Author(s): Jian Ge; James Roger P. Angel; J. C. Shelton
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Ultrastable high-resolution spectrographs for large telescopes
Author(s): Francisco Diego; Ian A. Crawford; David D. Walker
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Handling atmospheric dispersion and differential refraction effects in large-field multiobject spectroscopic observations
Author(s): Jean Gabriel Cuby; D. Bottini; Jean Pierre Picat
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Fiber pupil-slicer: a versatile light feed for spectrographs
Author(s): Masanori Iye; Noboru Ebizuka; Hideki Takami
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High-dispersion spectrograph (HDS) for Subaru Telescope
Author(s): Kunio Noguchi; Hiroyasu Ando; Hideyuki Izumiura; Satoshi Kawanomoto; Wataru Tanaka; Wako Aoki
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Hobby-Eberly Telescope low-resolution spectrograph
Author(s): Gary J. Hill; Harald E. Nicklas; Phillip J. MacQueen; Carlos Tejada; Francisco J. Cobos Duenas; Wolfgang Mitsch
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High-resolution fiber-coupled spectrograph of the Hobby-Eberly Telescope
Author(s): Robert G. Tull
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Hobby-Eberly Telescope medium-resolution spectrograph and fiber instrument feed
Author(s): Scott D. Horner; Leland G. Engel; Lawrence W. Ramsey
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Enhancing back-illuminated performance of astronomical CCDs
Author(s): Michael P. Lesser; Venkatraman Iyer
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New generation CCDs: applications and performance results
Author(s): Paul R. Jorden; Anthony Patrick Oates; Simon M. Tulloch; Derek J. Ives; Xiaofeng Gao
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CCD mosaics--past, present, and future: a review
Author(s): Gerard Anthony Luppino; John L. Tonry; Christopher W. Stubbs
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Megacam: paving the focal plane of the MMT with silicon
Author(s): Brian A. McLeod; Tom M. Gauron; John C. Geary; Mark P. Ordway; John B. Roll
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CCD detector upgrade for NOAO's 8192x8192 Mosaic
Author(s): Thomas Wolfe; Richard Reed; Morley M. Blouke; Todd A. Boroson; Taft Armandroff; George H. Jacoby
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NOAO Mosaic Data-Handling System
Author(s): Francisco G. Valdes; Doug Tody
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New-generation CCD controller requirements and an example: the San Diego State University generation II controller
Author(s): Robert W. Leach; Frank L. Beale; Jamey E. Eriksen
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Design concepts for a fast-readout low-noise CCD controller
Author(s): Rolf Gerdes; James W. Beletic; Raymond C. DuVarney
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Commissioning of a 4Kx4K CCD mosaic and the new ESO FIERA CCD controller at the SUSI-2 imager of the NTT
Author(s): Sandro D'Odorico; James W. Beletic; Paola Amico; Isobel Hook; Gianni Marconi; Fernando Pedichini
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Megacam: the next-generation wide-field imaging camera for CFHT
Author(s): Olivier Boulade; Laurent G. Vigroux; Xavier Charlot; Pierre Borgeaud; Pierre-Henri Carton; Jean de Kat; Jean Yves Rousse; Yannick Mellier; Pierre Gigan; David Crampton; Christopher L. Morbey
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Big Throughput Camera: the first year
Author(s): David M. Wittman; J. Anthony Tyson; Gary M. Bernstein; Robert W. Lee; Ian P. Dell'Antonio; P. Fischer; D. R. Smith; Morley M. Blouke
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QUEST camera I: a 67-megapixel CCD camera optimized for a driftscan quasar search
Author(s): Jeffrey A. Snyder
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UT 15-color dichroic-mirror camera and future prospects
Author(s): Mamoru Doi; Hisanori Furusawa; Fumiaki Nakata; Sadanori Okamura; Masaki Sekiguchi; Kazuhiro Shimasaku; Norihide Takeyama
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Instrumentation of LOTIS--Livermore Optical Transient Imaging System: a fully automated wide-field-of-view telescope system searching for simultaneous optical counterparts of gamma-ray bursts
Author(s): Hye-Sook Park; Elden Ables; Scott D. Barthelmy; Richard M. Bionta; Linda L. Ott; Eric L. Parker; George G. Williams
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TEIFU: a thousand element integral field unit for the WHT fed by the ELECTRA AO system
Author(s): Roger Haynes; Andrew Peter Doel; Robert Content; Jeremy R. Allington-Smith; David Lee
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PMAS -- the Potsdam multiaperture spectrophotometer: a progress report
Author(s): Martin M. Roth; Svend-Marian Bauer; Frank Dionies; Thomas Fechner; Thomas Hahn; Uwe Laux; U. Nickel; Emil Popow; Juergen Schmoll; Dieter Wolter
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Characterization of microlens arrays for integral field spectroscopy
Author(s): David Lee; Jeremy R. Allington-Smith; Robert Content; Roger Haynes
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INTEGRAL: a matrix optical fiber system for WYFFOS
Author(s): Santiago Arribas; D. Carter; Luis Cavaller-Marques; C. del Burgo; R. Edwards; F. Javier Fuentes; Adolfo A. Garcia; J. M. Herreros; Lewis R. Jones; E. Mediavilla; Marti Pi i Puig; D. Pollacco; Jose Luis Rasilla; Paul C. T. Rees; Nicolas A. Sosa
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Anglo-Australian Observatory 2dF project: a status report after the first year of scientific operation
Author(s): Ian J. Lewis; Karl Glazebrook; Keith Taylor
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6dF: a very efficient multiobject spectroscopy system for the UK Schmidt Telescope
Author(s): Frederick G. Watson; Quentin Andrew Parker; Stan Miziarski
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FEROS: the new fiber-linked echelle spectrograph for the ESO 1.52-m telescope
Author(s): Andreas Kaufer; Luca Pasquini
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Medium-resolution echelle spectrograph design
Author(s): R. Kent Honeycutt; Jeff W. Robertson; Jeff R. Pier
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Kyoto Tridimensional Spectrograph II
Author(s): Hajime Sugai; Hiroshi Ohtani; Tsuyoshi Ishigaki; Tadashi Hayashi; Shinobu Ozaki; Takashi Hattori; Motomi Ishii; Minoru Sasaki; Norihide Takeyama
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THuCIDIDES: a high-efficiency multimode spectrograph design for the Hale Telescope
Author(s): Bradford B. Behr
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Spectroastrometry: a new approach to astronomy on small spatial scales
Author(s): Jeremy A. Bailey
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Ground-based and orbital off-axis aspherized grating imager-spectrographs: ISARD-OMP and OSIRIS-ODIN
Author(s): Gerard R. Lemaitre; Eric Harvey Richardson
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TTF: a flexible approach to narrowband imaging
Author(s): Jonathan Bland-Hawthorn; D. Heath Jones
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Volume-phase holographic gratings and their potential for astronomical applications
Author(s): Samuel Charles Barden; James A. Arns; Willis S. Colburn
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Liquid crystal Fabry-Perot etalons
Author(s): William J. Schneller; John Noto; Robert B. Kerr; R. A. Doe
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Coping with data deluge: a data system for the Megacam
Author(s): Maureen A. Conroy; John B. Roll; William F. Wyatt; Douglas J. Mink; Brian A. McLeod
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Italian panoramic monochromator for the THEMIS telescope: the first results and instrument evaluation
Author(s): Fabio Cavallini; Francesco Berrilli; Bruno Caccin; Sergio Cantarano; Guido Ceppatelli; Alberto Egidi; Alberto Righini
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Image motion and flexure compensation of the FORS spectrographs
Author(s): Harald E. Nicklas; Hermann Boehnhardt; Walter Fuertig; Reiner Harke; Hans-Joachim Hess; Peter Juergens; Bernard Muschielok; Walter Seifert; Otmar Stahl; Karl Tarantik
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AVES: an adaptive optics visual echelle spectrograph for the VLT
Author(s): Luca Pasquini; Bernard Delabre; Gerardo Avila; Domenico Bonaccini
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Mounting large lenses in wide-field instruments for the converted MMT
Author(s): Robert G. Fata; Daniel G. Fabricant
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Construction of the Hectospec: 300 optical fiber-fed spectrograph for the converted MMT
Author(s): Daniel G. Fabricant; Edward N. Hertz; Andrew H. Szentgyorgyi; Robert G. Fata; John B. Roll; Joe M. Zajac
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Effect of telecentric use of narrow-band filters on diffraction-limited imaging
Author(s): Jacques Maurice Beckers
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Sol-gel antireflective coatings for astronomical optics
Author(s): Jeffrey H. Bohn; Richard W. Jones; Jon R. Leist
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Development of large high-performance lenses for astronomical spectrographs
Author(s): Harland W. Epps
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Development of high-dispersion grisms and immersion gratings for spectrographs of the Subaru Telescope
Author(s): Noboru Ebizuka; Masanori Iye; Toshiyuki Sasaki; Moriaki Wakaki
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What an optical designer can do for you after you get the design
Author(s): Brian M. Sutin
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Elastomeric lens mounts
Author(s): Terry S. Mast; P. I. Choi; David J. Cowley; Sandra M. Faber; Eric James; A. A. Shambrook
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Rugate filters for OH-suppressed imaging
Author(s): Alison R. Offer; Jonathan Bland-Hawthorn
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Hobby-Eberly Telescope low-resolution spectrograph: optical design
Author(s): Francisco J. Cobos Duenas; Carlos Tejada; Gary J. Hill; F. Perez G.
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Gemini multiobject spectrograph: a flexure critical design
Author(s): Kei Szeto; Richard G. Murowinski; Scott C. Roberts; Leslie K. Saddlemyer; Richard J. Bennett; Colin G. Dickson; Peter R. Hastings
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Hobby-Eberly Telescope low-resolution spectrograph: mechanical design
Author(s): Gary J. Hill; Harald E. Nicklas; Phillip J. MacQueen; Wolfgang Mitsch; Walter Wellem; Werner Altmann; Gordon L. Wesley; Frank B. Ray
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Design of a collimator support to provide flexure control on Cassegrain spectrographs
Author(s): Matthew V. Radovan; Bruce C. Bigelow; Jerry E. Nelson; Andrew I. Sheinis
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Structural analysis and active flexure compensation of the high-resolution optical spectrograph for the Gemini South Telescope
Author(s): Richard Wade; Barry Fell
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Engineering solution for the high-resolution optical spectrograph on Gemini South
Author(s): Andrew Charalambous; Paolo D'Arrigo
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Determinate space-frame structure for the Keck II echellette spectrograph and imager (ESI)
Author(s): Bruce C. Bigelow; Jerry E. Nelson
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Camera electronics for the 72-channel SAO Megacam
Author(s): John C. Geary; Stephen M. Amato
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Long-wavelength scattered-light halos in ASC CCDs
Author(s): Marco Sirianni; Mark Clampin; George F. Hartig; Marc D. Rafal; Holland C. Ford; David A. Golimowski; C. Tremonti; Garth D. Illingworth; Morley M. Blouke; Michael P. Lesser; William Burmester; Randy A. Kimble; Pamela C. Sullivan; Carolyn A. Krebs; John Yagelowicz
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What is better than an 8192x8192 CCD Mosaic imager: two Mosaic wide-field imagers, one for KPNO and one for CTIO
Author(s): Gary P. Muller; Richard Reed; Taft Armandroff; Todd A. Boroson; George H. Jacoby
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Reconstructing CCD flat fields using nonuniform background-illumination sources
Author(s): Walter J. Wild
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Single-chip CCD waveform generator and sequencer
Author(s): Marcus J. French; Nicholas R. Waltham; G. M. Newton; Richard Wade
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Electron-bombarded CCD image sensor with novel permanent magnet focusing
Author(s): John L. Lowrance; Stephen R. Smith; H. Leupold; Ernest Potenziani
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Targeting and sequencing algorithms for the Hectospec's optical fiber robotic positioner
Author(s): John B. Roll; Daniel G. Fabricant; Brian A. McLeod
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Raven concept applied to asteroid and satellite surveillance
Author(s): Paul W. Kervin; Daron L. Nishimoto; Paul F. Sydney; John L. Africano; Vicki Soo Hoo; David L. Talent; Gregory J. Fricke; Amor F. Angara; Daniel G. O'Connell; Brian M. Africano
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Utilization of industrial manufacturing know-how for adaptation of existing large telescopes to modern optical receivers
Author(s): Wolfgang Heilemann; Helgard Naumann
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Kyoto Tridimensional Spectrograph I
Author(s): Hiroshi Ohtani; Tsuyoshi Ishigaki; Hiroyuki Maemura; Tadashi Hayashi; Minoru Sasaki; Shinobu Ozaki; Takashi Hattori; Kentaro Aoki; Hajime Sugai
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Integral field units for SPIRAL and COHSI
Author(s): Matthew A. Kenworthy; Ian Robert Parry; Keith Taylor
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Novel telescope-mounted spectral calibration source for the CFHT
Author(s): Barney L. Magrath; Robin Arsenault; Gregory A. Barrick; Pierre Martin; Bernt Grundseth; Jeff Ward; Dan Wilcox; Sue Ann Healey; Wiley Knight
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New wide-field corrector for the Kitt Peak Mayall 4-m telescope
Author(s): George H. Jacoby; Ming Liang; David Vaughnn; Richard Reed; Taft Armandroff
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ICIMACS: the Ohio State Instrument Control and Image Acquisition System
Author(s): Bruce Atwood; Jerry Allan Mason; Kevin R. Duemmel; Thomas P. O'Brien; Richard W. Pogge; Daniel Patrick Pappalardo; Brian Hartung
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Integral field spectroscopy on the WIYN telescope using a fiber array
Author(s): Samuel Charles Barden; David G. Sawyer; R. Kent Honeycutt
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PUMA: the first results of a nebular spectrograph for the study of the kinematics of interstellar medium
Author(s): Rosalia Langarica; Abel Bernal; Margarita Rosado; Francisco J. Cobos Duenas; Fernando Garfias; Leonel Gutierrez; Etienne LeCoarer; Carlos Tejada; Silvio J. Tinoco
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Improvements to the mask-cutting YAG laser for multiobject spectroscopy at CFHT
Author(s): Jonathan L. Seerveld
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Fiber characterization and compact scramblers at ESO
Author(s): Gerardo Avila; Bernard Buzzoni; Martin Casse
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Characterization and mosaicking of CCDs and the applications to the Subaru wide-field camera (Suprime-Cam)
Author(s): Satoshi Miyazaki; Masaki Sekiguchi; Katsumi Imi; Norio Okada; Fumiaki Nakata; Yutaka Komiyama
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Mosaicked echelle grating support for the Hectochelle fiber-fed spectrograph
Author(s): Peter Cheimets; Andrew H. Szentgyorgyi; Mario R. Pieri
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DEIMOS dewar and CCD mosaic
Author(s): David J. Cowley; Trent Freeman
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2dF mechanical engineering
Author(s): Greg Smith; Allan Lankshear
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Overview of Subaru instrumentation
Author(s): Masanori Iye
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Computer-controlled polishing of moderate-sized general aspherics for instrumentation
Author(s): David D. Walker; Sug-Whan Kim; Richard G. Bingham; David Brooks; Do-Hyung Kim; J. Thirtle
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Characterization and optimization of MIT Lincoln Laboratories CCID20 CCDs
Author(s): Mingzhi Wei; Richard J. Stover
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Recent advances with WYFFOS
Author(s): David L. King; Susan P. Worswick
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Photon-counting optical detectors with high spatial and temporal resolution
Author(s): Jonathan S. Lapington; Jonathon R. Howorth
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New low-noise high-quantum-efficiency speckle imaging system
Author(s): Elliott P. Horch; Zoran Ninkov; William F. van Altena
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Optical fiber for UV-IR broadband spectroscopy
Author(s): Grant Lu; Gerhard F. Schoetz; Jan Vydra; Daniel G. Fabricant
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Gemini WFS CCDs and controllers
Author(s): Brian Leckie; Tim Hardy
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High-resolution spectrograph of TNG: a status report
Author(s): Raffaele G. Gratton; Andrea Cavazza; Riccardo U. Claudi; Mauro Rebeschini; Giovanni Bonanno; Pietro Bruno; Antonio Cali; Salvatore Scuderi; Rosario Cosentino; Silvano Desidera
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VLT/UT2 Nasmyth platform instrumentation: a coordinated high-multiplex facility for high-resolution optical and IR spectroscopy
Author(s): Gerardo Avila; Bernard Delabre; Hans Dekker; Roberto Gilmozzi; Bruno Leibundgut; Luca Pasquini; Alvio Renzini
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Thermoelectric-cooled 2Kx2K CCD imaging camera for wide-field telescopes
Author(s): Guido Agnelli; Domenico Nanni; Salvatore Cola; Agostino Vignato; Andrea M. Di Lellis; C. D. La Padula
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