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Proceedings of SPIE Volume 7014

Ground-based and Airborne Instrumentation for Astronomy II
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Volume Details

Volume Number: 7014
Date Published: 15 August 2008
Softcover: 251 papers (2806) pages
ISBN: 9780819472243

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Front Matter: Volume 7014
Author(s): Proceedings of SPIE
Instrumentation at the W. M. Keck Observatory
Author(s): Ian S. McLean; Sean M. Adkins
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Instrumentation at the ESO VLT
Author(s): Alan F. M. Moorwood
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The status and future plan of Subaru Telescope instruments
Author(s): Hideki Takami
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Current and future facility instruments at the Gemini Observatory
Author(s): Joseph B. Jensen; Scot J. Kleinman; Douglas A. Simons; Manuel Lazo; François Rigaut; John K. White
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Present and future instrumentation for the Hobby-Eberly Telescope
Author(s): Gary J. Hill; Phillip J. MacQueen; Povilas Palunas; Stuart I. Barnes; Matthew D. Shetrone
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Commissioning of the Southern African Large Telescopes (SALT) first-generation instruments
Author(s): D. A. H. Buckley; S. I. Barnes; E. B. Burgh; S. Crawford; P. L. Cottrell; A. Kniazev; K. H. Nordsieck; D. O'Donoghue; N. Rangwala; R. Zánmar Sánchez; R. M. Sharples; A. I. Sheinis; P. Väisänen; T. B. Williams
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The GTC facility instruments: a status review
Author(s): J. M. Rodriguez Espinosa; Pedro Alvarez Martin
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An overview of instrumentation for the Large Binocular Telescope
Author(s): R. Mark Wagner
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Instrumentation at the Magellan Telescopes 2008
Author(s): David J. Osip; David Floyd; Ricardo Covarrubias
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Comprehensive review of the converted MMT's instrument suite
Author(s): M. Hastie; B. McLeod
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The LSST camera overview: design and performance
Author(s): Kirk Gilmore; Steven Kahn; Martin Nordby; Paul O'Connor; John Oliver; Veljko Radeka; Terry Schalk; Rafe Schindler; Rick Van Berg
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The Pan-STARRS Gigapixel Camera #1 and STARGRASP controller results and performance
Author(s): P. Onaka; J. L. Tonry; S. Isani; A. Lee; R. Uyeshiro; C. Rae; L. Robertson; G. Ching
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The Dark Energy Camera (DECam)
Author(s): D. L. DePoy; T. Abbott; J. Annis; M. Antonik; M. Barceló; R. Bernstein; B. Bigelow; D. Brooks; E. Buckley-Geer; J. Campa; L. Cardiel; F. Castander; J. Castilla; H. Cease; S. Chappa; E. Dede; G. Derylo; H. T. Diehl; P. Doel; J. DeVicente; J. Estrada; D. Finley; B. Flaugher; E. Gaztanaga; D. Gerdes; M. Gladders; V. Guarino; G. Gutierrez; J. Hamilton; M. Haney; S. Holland; K. Honscheid; D. Huffman; I. Karliner; D. Kau; S. Kent; M. Kozlovsky; D. Kubik; K. Kuehn; S. Kuhlmann; K. Kuk; F. Leger; H. Lin; G. Martinez; M. Martinez; W. Merritt; J. Mohr; P. Moore; T. Moore; B. Nord; R. Ogando; J. Olsen; B. Onal; J. Peoples; T. Qian; N. Roe; E. Sanchez; V. Scarpine; R. Schmidt; R. Schmitt; M. Schubnell; K. Schultz; M. Selen; T. Shaw; V. Simaitis; J. Slaughter; C. Smith; H. Spinka; A. Stefanik; W. Stuermer; R. Talaga; G. Tarle; J. Thaler; D. Tucker; A. Walker; S. Worswick; A. Zhao
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First light of UT 15-band dichroic-mirror camera
Author(s): Mamoru Doi; Junji Hayano; Hiroyuki Utsunomiya; Yutaka Ihara; Kouichi Tokita; Shigeyuki Sako; Sadanori Okamura; Naohiro Takanashi; Tomoki Morokuma; Hisanori Furusawa; Hidehiko Nakaya; Yutaka Komiyama; Masafumi Yagi; Norio Okada; Akira Arai; Makoto Uemura; Koji S. Kawabata; Takuya Yamashita; Takashi Ohsugi; Hiroko Ito; Hanindyo Kuncarayakti; Masanao Abe; Sunao Hasegawa; Norihide Takeyama; Tomoyasu Yamamuro; Satoru Iwamura
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WIYN bench upgrade: a revitalized spectrograph
Author(s): M. Bershady; S. Barden; P.-A. Blanche; D. Blanco; C. Corson; S. Crawford; J. Glaspey; S. Habraken; G. Jacoby; J. Keyes; P. Knezek; P. Lemaire; M. Liang; E. McDougall; G. Poczulp; D. Sawyer; K. Westfall; D. Willmarth
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A spatial heterodyne spectrometer for diffuse H-alpha spectroscopy
Author(s): Andrew I. Sheinis; Ed Mierkiewicz; Fred Roesler; John Harlander; Andrew Bodkin
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The SOPHIE spectrograph: design and technical key-points for high throughput and high stability
Author(s): S. Perruchot; D. Kohler; F. Bouchy; Y. Richaud; P. Richaud; G. Moreaux; M. Merzougui; R. Sottile; L. Hill; G. Knispel; X. Regal; J.-P. Meunier; S. Ilovaisky; H. Le Coroller; D. Gillet; J. Schmitt; F. Pepe; M. Fleury; D. Sosnowska; P. Vors; D. Mégevand; P. E. Blanc; C. Carol; A. Point; A. Laloge; J.-C. Brunel
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SixPak: a wide-field IFU for the William Herschel Telescope
Author(s): Lars B. Venema; Ton Schoenmaker; Marc Verheijen; Scott Trager; René Rutten; Matthew Bershady; Søren Larsen; Reynier Peletier; Marco Spaans
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New design approaches for a very high resolution spectrograph for the combined focus of the VLT
Author(s): Paolo Spanò; Bernard Delabre; Hans Dekker; Gerardo Avila
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PEPSI: the Potsdam Echelle Polarimetric and Spectroscopic Instrument for the LBT
Author(s): K. G. Strassmeier; M. Woche; I. Ilyin; E. Popow; S.-M. Bauer; F. Dionies; T. Fechner; M. Weber; A. Hofmann; J. Storm; R. Materne; W. Bittner; J. Bartus; T. Granzer; C. Denker; T. Carroll; M. Kopf; I. DiVarano; E. Beckert; M. Lesser
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The upgrade of HARPS to a full-Stokes high-resolution spectropolarimeter
Author(s): Frans Snik; Sandra Jeffers; Christoph Keller; Nikolai Piskunov; Oleg Kochukhov; Jeff Valenti; Christopher Johns-Krull
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Performance of HAWK-I: the new high acuity wide-field K-band imager
Author(s): M. Kissler-Patig; N. Ageorges; C. Alves de Oliveira; L. R. Bedin; E. Bendek; M. Casali; R. Dorn; R. Esteves; G. Finger; D. Gojak; Y. Jung; M. Kiekebusch; A. Moorwood; J.-L. Lizon; M. Petr-Gotzens; J. F. Pirard; J. Pritchard; F. Selman
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Day-one science with CanariCam, the Gran Telescopio Canarias multi-mode mid-infrared camera
Author(s): Charles M. Telesco; Christopher Packham; Christ Ftaclas; James H. Hough; Margaret M. Moerchen; Kevin T. Hanna; Jeffrey A. Julian; Frank Varosi; Roger E. Julian; Greg Bennett; Charles Murphey; Francisco Reyes; Craig Warner
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FMOS: the fiber multiple-object spectrograph: Part VI. Onboard performances and results of the engineering observations
Author(s): Fumihide Iwamuro; Toshinori Maihara; Masayuki Akiyama; Masahiko Kimura; Naoyuki Tamura; Naruhisa Takato; Philip Tait; Kouji Ohta; Shigeru Eto; Yuuki Moritani; Gavin B. Dalton; Ian J. Lewis; Hanshin Lee; Ian A. J. Tosh; Tim R. Froud; Graham J. Murray; Colin Blackburn; David G. Bonfield; Peter R. Gillingham; Scott Smedley; Greg A. Smith; Gabriella Frost
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FIRE: a near-infrared cross-dispersed echellette spectrometer for the Magellan telescopes
Author(s): Robert A. Simcoe; Adam J. Burgasser; Rebecca A. Bernstein; Bruce C. Bigelow; Jason Fishner; William J. Forrest; Craig McMurtry; Judith L. Pipher; Paul L. Schechter; Matthew Smith
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FLAMINGOS-2: the facility near-infrared wide-field imager and multi-object spectrograph for Gemini
Author(s): Stephen Eikenberry; Richard Elston; S. Nicholas Raines; Jeff Julian; Kevin Hanna; Craig Warner; Roger Julian; Reba Bandyopadhyay; J. Greg Bennett; Aaron Bessoff; Matt Branch; Richard Corley; Curtis Dewitt; John-David Eriksen; Skip Frommeyer; Anthony Gonzalez; Michael Herlevich; David Hon; Antonio Marin-Franch; Jose Marti; Charlie Murphey; William Rambold; David Rashkin; Brian Leckie; W. Rusty Gardhouse; Murray Fletcher; Tim Hardy; Jennifer Dunn; Robert Wooff
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CRIRES: commissioning and first science results
Author(s): Hans Ulrich Käufl; Paola Amico; Pascal Ballester; Eduardo A. Bendek Selman; Paul Bristow; Mark Casali; Bernard Delabre; Danuta Dobrzycka; Reinhold J. Dorn; Raul Esteves; Gert Finger; Gordon Gillet; Domingo Gojak; Michael Hilker; Paul Jolley; Yves Jung; Florian Kerber; Barbara Klein; Jean-Louis Lizon; Jerome Paufique; Jean-Francois Pirard; Eszter Pozna; Hugues Sana; Lilian Sanzana; Ricardo Schmutzer; Andreas Seifahrt; Ralf Siebenmorgen; Alain Smette; Jörg Stegmeier; Lowell E. Tacconi-Garman; Stefan Uttenthaler; Elena Valenti; Ueli Weilenmann; Burkhard Wolff
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The performance of TripleSpec at Palomar
Author(s): Terry L. Herter; Charles P. Henderson; John C. Wilson; Keith Y. Matthews; Gustavo Rahmer; Marco Bonati; Philip S. Muirhead; Joseph D. Adams; James P. Lloyd; Michael F. Skrutskie; Dae-Sik Moon; Stephen C. Parshley; Matthew J. Nelson; Frantz Martinache; George E. Gull
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Precision radial velocity spectrograph
Author(s): Hugh R. A. Jones; John Rayner; Larry Ramsey; David Henry; Bill Dent; David Montgomery; Andy Vick; Derek Ives; Ian Egan; David Lunney; Phil Rees; Adrian Webster; Chris Tinney; Mike Liu
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Verification of the optical system performance of FIFI-LS: the field-imaging far-infrared line spectrometer for SOFIA
Author(s): Mario Schweitzer; Albrecht Poglitsch; Walfried Raab; Randolf Klein; Rainer Hönle; Norbert Geis; Reinhard Genzel; Leslie W. Looney; M. Hamidouche; Thomas K. Henning
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GREAT: a first light instrument for SOFIA
Author(s): S. Heyminck; R. Güsten; P. Hartogh; H.-W. Hübers; J. Stutzki; U. U. Graf
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Ground-based commissioning of FLITECAM
Author(s): Erin C. Smith; Ian S. McLean
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Improved sensitivity of the SOFIA target acquisition and tracking cameras and a high speed diagnostics camera for telescope movements in flight
Author(s): Jürgen Wolf; Hans-Peter Röser; Sascha Tietz; Manuel Wiedemann; Enrico Pfüller; Dietmar Lilienthal
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ChroTel: a robotic telescope to observe the chromosphere of the Sun
Author(s): T. J. Kentischer; Ch. Bethge; D. F. Elmore; R. Friedlein; C. Halbgewachs; M. Knölker; H. Peter; W. Schmidt; M. Sigwarth; K. Streander
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Apodized apertures for solar coronagraphy
Author(s): Alexis Carlotti; Claude Aime; Jean Arnaud; Marianne Faurobert; André Ferrari; Catherine Grec; Gilbert Ricort
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A new spectro-polarimeter for solar prominence and filament magnetic field measurements
Author(s): David F. Elmore; Roberto Casini; Greg L. Card; Marc Davis; Alice Lecinski; Ron Lull; Peter G. Nelson; Steven Tomczyk
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Polarization effects in Fabry-Pérot interferometer-based solar spectrometers
Author(s): H.-P. Doerr; O. von der Lühe; T. J. Kentischer
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SPHERE: a planet finder instrument for the VLT
Author(s): Jean-Luc Beuzit; Markus Feldt; Kjetil Dohlen; David Mouillet; Pascal Puget; Francois Wildi; Lyu Abe; Jacopo Antichi; Andrea Baruffolo; Pierre Baudoz; Anthony Boccaletti; Marcel Carbillet; Julien Charton; Riccardo Claudi; Mark Downing; Christophe Fabron; Philippe Feautrier; Enrico Fedrigo; Thierry Fusco; Jean-Luc Gach; Raffaele Gratton; Thomas Henning; Norbert Hubin; Franco Joos; Markus Kasper; Maud Langlois; Rainer Lenzen; Claire Moutou; Alexey Pavlov; Cyril Petit; Johan Pragt; Patrick Rabou; Florence Rigal; Ronald Roelfsema; Gérard Rousset; Michel Saisse; Hans-Martin Schmid; Eric Stadler; Christian Thalmann; Massimo Turatto; Stéphane Udry; Farrokh Vakili; Rens Waters
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HiCIAO: the Subaru Telescope's new high-contrast coronographic imager for adaptive optics
Author(s): Klaus W. Hodapp; Ryuji Suzuki; Motohide Tamura; Lyu Abe; Hiroshi Suto; Ryo Kandori; Junichi Morino; Tetsuo Nishimura; Hideki Takami; Olivier Guyon; Shane Jacobson; Vern Stahlberger; Hubert Yamada; Richard Shelton; Jun Hashimoto; Alexander Tavrov; Jun Nishikawa; Nobuharu Ukita; Hideyuki Izumiura; Masahiko Hayashi; Tadashi Nakajima; Toru Yamada; Tomonori Usuda
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LINC-NIRVANA: achieving 10 mas imagery on the Large Binocular Telescope
Author(s): T. M. Herbst; R. Ragazzoni; A. Eckart; G. Weigelt
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Conceptual design of IR multi-IFU spectrograph with MOAO
Author(s): Daigo Tomono; Wolfgang Gaessler; Tetsuo Nishimura
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Diffraction limited imaging in the visible from large ground-based telescopes: new methods for future instruments and telescopes
Author(s): Craig Mackay; Nick Law; Timothy D. Stayley
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Early light TMT instrumentation
Author(s): David Crampton; Luc Simard; David Silva
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Studies for the first generation of instruments for the European ELT
Author(s): Sandro D'Odorico; Mark Casali; Juan-Carlos Gonzales; Markus Kasper; Hans Ulrich Käufl; Markus Kissler Patig; Luca Pasquini; Suzanne Ramsay; Ralf Siebenmorgen; Joel Vernet; Filippo M. Zerbi
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Making instruments work on the European ELT
Author(s): Mark M. Casali; Juan Carlos Gonzalez; Sandro D'Odorico
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An optical design for a wide-field optical spectrograph for TMT
Author(s): Rebecca A. Bernstein; Bruce C. Bigelow
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Q-Spec: a concept for the Giant Magellan Telescope high resolution optical spectrograph
Author(s): S. Barnes; P. MacQueen
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CODEX: the high-resolution visual spectrograph for the E-ELT
Author(s): Luca Pasquini; G. Avila; H. Dekker; B. Delabre; S. D'Odorico; A. Manescau; M. Haehnelt; B. Carswell; R. Garcia-Lopez; R. Lopez; M. T. Osorio; R. Rebolo; S. Cristiani; P. Bonifacio; V. D'Odorico; P. Molaro; P. Spanò; F. Zerbi; M. Mayor; M. Dessauges; D. Megevand; F. Pepe; D. Queloz; S. Udry
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System design and analysis of the exo-planet imaging camera and spectrograph (EPICS) for the European ELT
Author(s): Christophe Vérinaud; Visa Korkiakoski; Natalia Yaitskova; P. Martinez; Markus E. Kasper; Jean-Luc Beuzit; Lyu Abe; Pierre Baudoz; Anthony Boccaletti; Kjetil Dohlen; Raffaele G. Gratton; Dino Mesa; Florian Kerber; Hans Martin Schmid; Lars Venema; Graeme Salter; Matthias Tecza; Niranjan A. Thatte
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EAGLE: an MOAO fed multi-IFU in the NIR on the E-ELT
Author(s): Jean-Gabriel Cuby; Simon Morris; Ian Bryson; Matthew Lehnert; Chris Evans; Thierry Fusco; Pascal Jagourel; Richard Myers; Gérard Rousset; Hermine Schnetler; Jean-Philippe Amans; Jeremy Allington-Smith; François Assemat; Steven Beard; Fanny Chemla; Robert Content; Nigel Dipper; Marc Ferrari; Eric Gendron; Jean-Luc Gimenez; Peter Hastings; Zoltan Hubert; Emmanuel Hugot; Philippe Laporte; Brice Leroux; Fabrice Madec; Benoit Neichel; Tim Morris; Eric Prieto; Mark Swinbank; Gordon Talbot; William Taylor; Francois Vidal; Sébastien Vivès; Pascal Vola; Martyn Wells
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Optical solutions for the multi-IFU instrument EAGLE for the European ELT
Author(s): Martyn Wells; Sébastien Vives; Eric Prieto; Philippe Laporte; Peter R. Hastings; Chris Evans; Robert Content; Fanny Chemla
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METIS: the mid-infrared E-ELT imager and spectrograph
Author(s): Bernhard R. Brandl; Rainer Lenzen; Eric Pantin; Alistair Glasse; Joris Blommaert; Lars Venema; Frank Molster; Ralf Siebenmorgen; Hermann Boehnhardt; Ewine van Dishoeck; Paul van der Werf; Thomas Henning; Wolfgang Brandner; Pierre-Olivier Lagage; Toby J. T. Moore; Maarten Baes; Christoffel Waelkens; Chris Wright; Hans Ulrich Käufl; Sarah Kendrew; Remko Stuik; Laurent Jolissaint
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High-resolution near-IR spectroscopy: from 4m to 40m class telescopes
Author(s): E. Oliva; L. Origlia
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The FIRST project: a single-mode fiber-based very high-dynamic range diffraction-limited imaging instrument at visible to near-infrared wavelengths
Author(s): Takayuki Kotani; Guy Perrin; Sylvestre Lacour; Eric Thiébaut; Julien Woillez; Pierre Fedou; Jean-Philippe Berger; Pascal Bordé; Olivier Chesneau; Pierre Kervella; Olivier Lai; Alain Lecavelier; Stephen T. Ridgway; Daniel Rouan; Alfred Vidal-Madjar
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Optimal fabrication of volume phase holographic grism with high efficiency and high dispersion, and its applications for astronomical observation
Author(s): Kaoru Nakajima; Noboru Ebizuka; Masanori Iye; Kashiko Kodate
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Slanted fringe volume phase holographic gratings in astronomical instrumentation
Author(s): James A. Arns; Hans Dekker
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Cryogenic VPH grisms for MOIRCS
Author(s): Takashi Ichikawa; Kotaro Ichiyama; Noboru Ebizuka; Chihiro Murata; Yuichiro Taniguchi; Tsutomu Okura; Masakazu Harashima; Yuka Katsuno Uchimoto; Miyoko Maruyama; Masanori Iye; Kazuhiro Shimasaku
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The FIREBall fiber-fed UV spectrograph
Author(s): Sarah E. Tuttle; David Schiminovich; Bruno Milliard; Robert Grange; D. Christopher Martin; Shahinur Rahman; Jean-Michel Deharveng; Ryan McLean; Gordon Tajiri; M. Matuszewski
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MAGIQ at the W. M. Keck Observatory: initial deployment of a new acquisition, guiding, and image quality monitoring system
Author(s): Sean M. Adkins; Judith G. Cohen; Joel Aycock; James Bell; Richard Cohen; Andrew Cooper; Bob Goodrich; Jimmy Johnson; Shui H. Kwok; Jim Lyke; Kevin McCann; Chris Neyman; Tom Nordin; Sergey Panteleev; Grant Tolleth; Myrna Tsubota
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Design and status of the optical corrector for the DES survey instrument
Author(s): P. Doel; T. Abbott; M. Antonik; R. Bernstein; B. Bigelow; D. Brooks; H. Cease; D. L. DePoy; B. Flaugher; M. Gladders; G. Gutierrez; S. Kent; A. Stefanik; A. Walker; S. Worswick
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Deploying comb and tunable lasers to enable precision radial velocity surveys
Author(s): Andrew Szentgyorgyi; Claire Cramer; Andrew Benedick; Alexander G. Glenday; Franz X. Kaertner; Sylvain Korzennik; Chih-Hao Li; Mark P. Ordway; David F. Phillips; Dimitar Sasselov; Ronald L. Walsworth
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X-shooter near-IR spectrograph arm realisation
Author(s): Ramon Navarro; Eddy Elswijk; Niels Tromp; Rik ter Horst; Matthew Horrobin; Joel Vernet; Gert Finger; Paul Groot; Lex Kaper
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NICI: combining coronagraphy, ADI, and SDI
Author(s): Étienne Artigau; Beth A. Biller; Zahed Wahhaj; Markus Hartung; Thomas L. Hayward; Laird M. Close; Mark R. Chun; Michael C. Liu; Gelys Trancho; François Rigaut; Douglas W. Toomey; Christ Ftaclas
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Lambert: a novel compact calibration solution for superior telescope flat fielding
Author(s): Benjamin J. Haldeman; Joseph R. Tufts; Marton G. Hidas; Matthew A. Dubberley; Vincent Posner
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FLEX - the first light explorer: a fully OH-suppressed near-infrared integral field spectrograph
Author(s): Simon C. Ellis; Joss Bland-Hawthorn; Anthony Horton; Roger Haynes; Andrew McGrath
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Design of compact integral field spectrometers for mid- to high-resolving powers using immersed gratings
Author(s): Martyn Wells; Christopher J. Evans; Peter R. Hastings
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Lessons learned from VISIR
Author(s): E. Pantin; C. Doucet; H. U. Käufl; P. O. Lagage; R. Siebenmorgen; M. Sterzik
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LIINUS/SERPIL: a design study for interferometric imaging spectroscopy at the LBT
Author(s): F. Müller Sánchez; C. Gál; F. Eisenhauer; A. Krabbe; M. Haug; C. Iserlohe; T. M. Herbst
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Fabrication of slicer optics of mid-infrared spectrometer with an image slicer (MIRSIS) for ground-based astronomy
Author(s): Kenji Mitsui; Norio Okada; Mitsuhiro Fukushima; Tetsuo Nishino; Yoshiko Kataza Okamoto; Hirokazu Kataza; Takashi Onaka
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A new mid-infrared camera for ground-based 30 micron observations: MAX38
Author(s): Takashi Miyata; Shigeyuki Sako; Tomohiko Nakamura; Takashi Onaka; Hirokazu Kataza
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A mid-infrared polarization capability for the ELT
Author(s): Christopher M. Wright; Ralf Siebenmorgen; Bringfried Stecklum; Michael Sterzik; Hans-Ulrich Käufl
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A large free-standing wire grid for microwave variable-delay polarization modulation
Author(s): G. M. Voellmer; C. Bennett; D. T. Chuss; J. Eimer; H. Hui; S. H. Moseley; G. Novak; E. J. Wollack; L. Zeng
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Development of mid-infrared spectrometer with an image slicer (MIRSIS) for ground-based astronomy: developing optical and mechanical mounts
Author(s): Yoshiko Kataza Okamoto; Hirokazu Kataza; Keigo Sato; Kei Manabe; Kenji Mitsui; Norio Okada; Mitsuhiro Fukushima; Tetsuo Nishino; Koji Tomita; Masamune Tosa; Takashi Onaka
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A silicon and KRS-5 grism suite for FORCAST on SOFIA
Author(s): Casey P. Deen; Luke Keller; Kimberly A. Ennico; Daniel T. Jaffe; Jasmina P. Marsh; Joseph D. Adams; Nirbhik Chitrakar; Thomas P. Greene; Douglas J. Mar; Terry Herter
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Direct thermal imaging of circumstellar discs and exo-planets
Author(s): Eric Pantin; Ralf Siebenmorgen; Celine Cavarroc; Michael F. Sterzik
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Laboratory performance characteristics of CanariCam, the GTC facility multi-mode mid-IR camera
Author(s): Margaret M. Moerchen; Christopher Packham; Charles M. Telesco; Kevin T. Hanna; Jeffrey A. Julian; Frank Varosi; James H. Hough; Francisco Reyes; Christ Ftaclas; J. G. Bennett; Roger E. Julian; Charles Murphey; Craig Warner
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FORCAST: the first light instrument for SOFIA
Author(s): Joseph D. Adams; Terry L. Herter; George E. Gull; Justin Schoenwald; Luke D. Keller; Marc Berthoud; Gordon J. Stacy; Thomas Nikola; Charles P. Henderson
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Optical properties of astronomical silicates
Author(s): S. Rinehart; D. Benford; E. Dwek; R. Henry; J. Nuth; R. Silverberg; E. Wollack
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Design of a mid-IR polarimeter for SOFIA
Author(s): C. Packham; M. Escuti; G. Boreman; I Quijano; J. C. Ginn; B. Franklin; D. J. Axon; J. H. Hough; T. J. Jones; P. F. Roche; M. Tamura; C. M. Telesco; N. Levenson; J. M. Rodgers; J. P. McGuire
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Science of active galactic nuclei with the GTC and CanariCam
Author(s): Nancy A. Levenson; Christopher C. Packham; Almudena Alonso-Herrero; Itziar Aretxaga; Luis Colina; Tanio Díaz-Santos; Moshe Elitzur; Rachel E. Mason; Eric S. Perlman; James T. Radomski; Patrick F. Roche; José Miguel Rodríguez Espinosa; Stuart Young; Charles M. Telesco
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10 meter airborne observatory
Author(s): Thomas D. Ditto; Joseph M. Ritter
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Solving the three cross-talk flavors on WIRCam and its HAWAII-2RG detectors
Author(s): Loïc Albert; Marc Baril; Jeff Ward; Stéphane Arnouts; Daniel Devost
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The Canarias InfraRed Camera Experiment (CIRCE): progress of the opto- and cryo- mechanical design and manufacture
Author(s): M. L. Edwards; S. S. Eikenberry; M. Charcos-Llorens; A. Marin-Franch; N. Lasso; S. N. Raines; J. Julian; K. Hanna; C. Packham; M. Rodgers; R. M. Bandyopadhyay
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Polarimetric capabilities with the Canarias InfraRed Camera Experiment (CIRCE)
Author(s): Miguel V. Charcos-Llorens; Stephen S. Eikenberry; Michelle L. Edwards; Nestor M. Lasso; Antonio Marin-Franch; Christopher C. Packham
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Readout electronics and fast photometry with the Canarias InfraRed Camera Experiment (CIRCE)
Author(s): Nestor M. Lasso Cabrera; Kevin T. Hanna; Stephen S. Eikenberry; Michelle L. Edwards; Miguel V. Charcos-Llorens; Antonio Marin-Franch; Javier Cenarro
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AIR-C: Antarctic infra-red camera
Author(s): Ramsey Lundock; Takashi Ichikawa
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Smithsonian Widefield Infrared Camera
Author(s): Warren R. Brown; Brian A. McLeod; John C. Geary; Emily C Bowsher
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Preliminary optical design of PANIC, a wide-field infrared camera for CAHA
Author(s): M. C. Cárdenas; J. Rodríguez Gómez; R. Lenzen; E. Sánchez-Blanco
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PANIC: the new panoramic NIR camera for Calar Alto
Author(s): Harald Baumeister; Matthias Alter; M. Concepción Cárdenas Vázquez; Matilde Fernandez; Josef Fried; Jens Helmling; Armin Huber; Jose-Miguel Ibáñez Mengual; Julio F. Rodríguez Gómez; Werner Laun; Rainer Lenzen; Ulrich Mall; Vianak Naranjo; Jose-Ricardo Ramos; Ralf-Rainer Rohloff; Antonio García Segura; Clemens Storz; Marcos Ubierna; Karl Wagner
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First light with NEWFIRM
Author(s): Ronald G. Probst; James R. George; Philip N. Daly; Ken Don; Maureen Ellis
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ANIR: Atacama near infrared camera for Paschen alpha imaging
Author(s): Kentaro Motohara; Natsuko Mitani; Shigeyuki Sako; Yuka K. Uchimoto; Koji Toshikawa; Tomoyasu Yamamuro; Toshihiro Handa; Masuo Tanaka; Tsutomu Aoki; Mamoru Doi; Kimiaki Kawara; Kotaro Kohno; Takeo Minezaki; Takashi Miyata; Takao Soyano; Toshihiko Tanabe; Ken'ichi Tarusawa; Yuzuru Yoshii
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The FourStar infrared camera
Author(s): S. E. Persson; Robert Barkhouser; Christoph Birk; Randy Hammond; Albert Harding; E. R. Koch; J. L. Marshall; Patrick J. McCarthy; David Murphy; Joe Orndorff; Gregg Scharfstein; Stephen A. Shectman; Stephen Smee; Alan Uomoto
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Performance of the WIYN high-resolution infrared camera
Author(s): Margaret Meixner; Stephen Smee; Ryan L. Doering; Robert H. Barkhouser; Todd Miller; Joseph Orndoff; Patricia Knezek; Edward Churchwell; Gregg Scharfstein; Jeff Percival; David Mills; Charles Corson
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Cryogenic tests of bimetallic diamond-turned mirrors for the FRIDA integral field unit
Author(s): Curtis DeWitt; Stephen Eikenberry; Salvador Cuevas Cardona; Oscar Chapa; Carlos Espejo; Carolina Keiman; Beatriz Sanchez
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A wide-field near-infrared camera and spectrograph for the Mt. Abu 1.2 m telescope
Author(s): Boddapati Anandarao; Eric Harvey Richardson; Abhijit Chakraborty; Harland Epps
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MOSFIRE: a multi-object near-infrared spectrograph and imager for the Keck Observatory
Author(s): Ian S. McLean; Charles C. Steidel; Keith Matthews; Harland Epps; Sean M. Adkins
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Design options for high-performance high-resolution near-infrared spectrographs
Author(s): Kenneth H. Hinkle; Richard Joyce; Ming Liang; Gary Muller
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Designing the optimal semi-warm NIR spectrograph for SALT via detailed thermal analysis
Author(s): Marsha J. Wolf; Andrew I. Sheinis; Mark P. Mulligan; Jeffrey P. Wong; Allen Rogers
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Warm infrared echelle spectrograph (WINERED): testing of optical components and performance evaluation of the optical system
Author(s): Chikako Yasui; Sohei Kondo; Yuji Ikeda; Atsushi Minami; Kentaro Motohara; Naoto Kobayashi
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High resolution spectrograph unit (HRU) for the SUBARU/IRCS
Author(s): Hiroshi Terada; Ikeda Yuji; Naoto Kobayashi; Chikako Yasui; Tae-Soo Pyo; Tomonori Usuda; Masahiko Hayashi; Hideyo Kawakita
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FLEX-the first light explorer: a pathfinder instrument for fibre Bragg grating OH suppression
Author(s): Anthony J. Horton; Simon C. Ellis; Joss Bland-Hawthorn; Roger Haynes; Andrew J. McGrath
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Straylight considerations for NIR spectrographs
Author(s): Marc Ferlet
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ISLE: near-infrared imager/spectrograph for the 1.88m Telescope at Okayama Astrophysical Observatory
Author(s): Kenshi Yanagisawa; Kiichi Okita; Yasuhiro Shimizu; Masaaki Otsuka; Shogo Nagayama; Ikuru Iwata; Shinobu Ozaki; Michitoshi Yoshida; Hidehiko Nakaya; Akito Tajitsu; Shin-ichiro Okumura; Tomoyasu Yamamuro
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OSIRIS optical integration and tests
Author(s): José L. Rasilla; Roberto López López; Carlos Tejada
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Control system for the AMICA infrared camera
Author(s): F. Bortoletto; D. Magrin; C. Bonoli; M. D'Alessandro; D. Fantinel; G. Di Rico; C. Giuliani; A. di Cianno; L. Corcione
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Detector upgrade for FLAMES: GIRAFFE gets red eyes
Author(s): Claudio Melo; Mark Downing; Paul Jorden; Luca Pasquini; Sebastian Deiries; Andrew Kelt; Dominique Naef; Reinhard Hanuschik; Ralf Palsa; Roberto Castillo; Eduardo Peña; Eduardo Bendek; Mark Gieles
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Characterization and testing of FLAMINGOS-2: the Gemini facility near-infrared multi-object spectrometer and wide-field imager
Author(s): Steven N. Raines; Stephen S. Eikenberry; Reba M. Bandyopadhyay; Jeffrey A. Julian; Kevin T. Hanna; Craig D. Warner; Roger E. Julian; J. Greg Bennett; Curtis N. DeWitt; Skip Frommeyer; Anthony Gonzalez; Michael D. Herlevich; Charles Murphey
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SPHERE IFS: the spectro differential imager of the VLT for exoplanets search
Author(s): R. U. Claudi; M. Turatto; R. G. Gratton; J. Antichi; M. Bonavita; P. Bruno; E. Cascone; V. De Caprio; S. Desidera; E. Giro; D. Mesa; S. Scuderi; K. Dohlen; J. L. Beuzit; P. Puget
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SPHERE ZIMPOL: overview and performance simulation
Author(s): Christian Thalmann; Hans M. Schmid; Anthony Boccaletti; David Mouillet; Kjetil Dohlen; Ronald Roelfsema; Marcel Carbillet; Daniel Gisler; Jean-Luc Beuzit; Markus Feldt; Raffaele Gratton; Franco Joos; Christoph U. Keller; Jan Kragt; Johan H. Pragt; Pascal Puget; Florence Rigal; Frans Snik; Rens Waters; François Wildi
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SPHERE-IFS arm: a new concept of Nasmyth II generation instrumentation for ESO-VLT
Author(s): V. De Caprio; P. Bruno; E. Cascone; S. Scuderi; R. Claudi; R. G. Gratton; E. Giro; J. Antichi; S. Desidera; M. Tintori; D. Mesa; E. Stadler; M. Turatto; J. L. Beuzit
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SPHERE IFS optical concept description and design overview
Author(s): J. Antichi; R. G. Gratton; R. U. Claudi; E. Giro; D. Mesa; S. Desidera; S. Scuderi; P. Bruno; M. Turatto; E. Cascone; V. De Caprio; J.-L. Beuzit; P. Puget; K. Dohlen
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Frame combination techniques for ultra-high-contrast imaging
Author(s): Joseph C. Carson; Markus Feldt; Silvano Desidera; Maud Langlois; Franco Joos; David Mouillet; Jean-Luc Beuzit
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Apodized Lyot coronagraph for VLT-SPHERE: laboratory tests and performances of a first prototype in the visible
Author(s): Géraldine Guerri; Sylvie Robbe-Dubois; Jean-Baptiste Daban; Lyu Abe; Richard Douet; Philippe Bendjoya; Farrokh Vakili; Marcel Carbillet; Jean-Luc Beuzit; Pascal Puget; Kjetil Dohlen; David Mouillet
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BIGRE: a new double microlens array for the integral field spectrograph of SPHERE
Author(s): E. Giro; R. U. Claudi; J. Antichi; P. Bruno; E. Cascone; V. De Caprio; S. Desidera; R. G. Gratton; D. Mesa; S. Scuderi; M. Turatto; J. L. Beuzit; K. Dohlen; P. Puget
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The infra-red dual imaging and spectrograph for SPHERE: design and performance
Author(s): Kjetil Dohlen; Maud Langlois; Michel Saisse; Lucien Hill; Alain Origne; Marc Jacquet; Christophe Fabron; Jean-Claude Blanc; Marc Llored; Michael Carle; Claire Moutou; Arthur Vigan; Anthony Boccaletti; Marcel Carbillet; David Mouillet; Jean-Luc Beuzit
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Calibration and data reduction for planet detection with SPHERE-IFS
Author(s): S. Desidera; R. Gratton; R. Claudi; J. Antichi; D. Mesa; M. Turatto; P. Bruno; E. Cascone; V. De Caprio; E. Giro; S. Scuderi; M. Feldt; A. Pavlov; O. Moeller-Nilsson; K. Dohlen; J. L. Beuzit; D. Mouillet; P. Puget; F. Wildi
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High efficiency near infrared spectrometer for zodiacal light spectral study
Author(s): A. S. Kutyrev; R. Arendt; E. Dwek; S. H. Moseley; D. Rapchun; R. F. Silverberg
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KMOS housekeeping electronics and its functions
Author(s): Nagaraja Bezawada; Brian Woodward; Phil Rees
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Airborne measurements in the longwave infrared using an imaging hyperspectral sensor
Author(s): Jean-Pierre Allard; Martin Chamberland; Vincent Farley; Frédérick Marcotte; Matthias Rolland; Alexandre Vallières; André Villemaire
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AAOmicron: a wide-field near-infrared multi-object spectrograph concept for the AAT
Author(s): Roger Haynes; Simon Ellis; Peter Gillingham; Anthony Horton; William Rambold; Greg Smith
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LUCIFER status report: summer 2008
Author(s): Holger Mandel; Walter Seifert; Reiner Hofmann; Marcus Jütte; Rainer Lenzen; Nancy Ageorges; Dominik Bomans; Peter Buschkamp; Ralf-Jürgen Dettmar; Carmen Feiz; Hans Gemperlein; André Germeroth; Lutz Geuer; Jochen Heidt; Volker Knierim; Werner Laun; Michael Lehmitz; Ulrich Mall; Peter Müller; Vianac Naranjo; Kai Polsterer; Andreas Quirrenbach; Ludwig Schäffner; Florian Schwind; Peter Weiser; Harald Weisz
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Performances of the cryogenic system of GIANO-TNG
Author(s): I. Mochi; E. Oliva; L. Origlia; C. Baffa; V. Biliotti; G. Falcini; E. Giani; M. Gonzalez; E. Rossetti; M. Sozzi; M. Liffredo; G. Roveta; L. Roccia
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Characterization of the HCl-HBr-HI gas absorption cell for GIANO-TNG
Author(s): Francesco D'Amato; Silvia Viciani; Ernesto Oliva; Livia Origlia; Iacopo Mochi
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Integration, commissioning, and performance of the UK FMOS spectrograph
Author(s): Gavin B. Dalton; Ian J. Lewis; Ian A. J. Tosh; Colin Blackburn; David G. Bonfield; Charles B. Brooks; Alan R. Holmes; Hanshin Lee; Tim R. Froud; Masayuki Akiyama; Naoyuki Tamura; Naruhisa Takato
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X-shooter physical model
Author(s): Paul Bristow; Florian Kerber; Michael R. Rosa; Joel Vernet; Paolo Goldoni; Paolo Spanò; Andrea Modigliani
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Wavelength calibration sources for the near infrared arm of X-shooter
Author(s): Florian Kerber; Francesco Saitta; Paul Bristow; Joel Vernet
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X-shooter-backbone and UV-blue and visible spectrographs: final AIV and measured performances
Author(s): Per Kjærgaard Rasmussen; Filippo M. Zerbi; Hans Dekker; Joel Vernet; Jeppe J. Andersen; Vincenzo De Caprio; Paolo Dimarcantonio; Sandro D'Odorico; Jean-Louis Lizon; Christian Lucuix; Niels Michaelsen; Emilio Molinari; Preben Nørregaard; Alberto Riva; Marco Riva; Paolo Santin; Anton N. Sørensen; Paolo Spanò; Dennis Wistisen
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A new measurement method of profile tolerance for the LAMOST focal plane
Author(s): Zengxiang Zhou; Yi Jin; Chao Zhai; Xiaozheng Xing
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Study on measurement error of fiber space coordinate detection using an area CCD camera for the LAMOST positioning system
Author(s): Yi Jin; Xiaozheng Xing; Chao Zhai; Zengxiang Zhou
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The testing scheme for the LAMOST focal plane plate
Author(s): Zengxiang Zhou; Yi Jin; Jianping Wang; Xiaofeng Li; Xiaozheng Xing
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Flat field for LAMOST
Author(s): Haotong Zhang; Zhongrui Bai
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A new method for measuring the position of the end of optical fibers for LAMOST
Author(s): Yonggang Gu; Chao Zhai; Xiaozheng Xing; Jiaru Chu
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MicroLux: high-precision timing of high-speed photometric observations
Author(s): Felix Hormuth
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FastCam: a new lucky imaging instrument for medium-sized telescopes
Author(s): Alejandro Oscoz; Rafael Rebolo; Roberto López; Antonio Pérez-Garrido; Jorge Andrés Pérez; Sergi Hildebrandt; Luis Fernando Rodríguez; Juan José Piqueras; Isidro Villó; José Miguel González; Rafael Barrena; Gabriel Gómez; Aníbal García; Pilar Montañés; Alfred Rosenberg; Emilio Cadavid; Ariadna Calcines; Anastasio Díaz-Sánchez; Ralf Kohley; Yolanda Martín; José Peñate; Vicente Sánchez
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AstraLux: the Calar Alto lucky imaging camera
Author(s): Felix Hormuth; Stefan Hippler; Wolfgang Brandner; Karl Wagner; Thomas Henning
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Real-time lucky imaging in FastCam project
Author(s): L. F. Rodríguez Ramos; J. J. Piqueras Meseguer; Y. Martin Hernando; A. Oscoz; R. Rebolo
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The optical design of the Southern African Large Telescope high resolution spectrograph: SALT HRS
Author(s): S. I. Barnes; P. L. Cottrell; M. D. Albrow; N. Frost; G. Graham; G. Kershaw; R. Ritchie; D. Jones; R. Sharples; D. Bramall; J. Schmoll; P. Luke; P. Clark; L. Tyas; D. A. H. Buckley; J. Brink
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The shutter and filter exchanger system of Hyper Suprime-Cam
Author(s): Shiang-Yu Wang; Eric J.-Y. Liaw; Yao-De Huang; Chyi-Fong Chiu; Dun-Zen Jeng; Yoshiyuki Doi; Fumihiro Uragachi; Yutaka Komiyama; Satoshi Miyazaki
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EDiFiSE: equalized and diffraction-limited field spectrograph experiment
Author(s): B. García-Lorenzo; J. J. Fuensalida; M. A. C. Rodríguez-Hernández; A. Alonso; M. Barreto; F. Gracia-Temich; Y. Martín; L. F. Rodríguez; T. Viera; Y. Padilla; A. Fernández; J. F. M. Escobar-Romero
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Testing commercial variable fiber attenuators and lenslet arrays for equalized integral field spectroscopy applications
Author(s): F. Gracia-Temich; B. García-Lorenzo; Y. Padilla-Michel; J. F. M. Escobar-Romero; J. J. Fuensalida; M. A. C. Rodríguez-Hernández; J. L. Rasilla; C. Kuckein; E. López-Rodríguez
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Multi-object medium resolution optical spectroscopy at the E-ELT
Author(s): Paolo Spanò; Piercarlo Bonifacio
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A novel design of a fibre-fed high-resolution spectrograph for WFMOS
Author(s): Hanshin Lee; Gavin B. Dalton; Ian A. J. Tosh
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SIDE: a fiber fed spectrograph for the 10.4 m Gran Telescopio Canarias (GTC)
Author(s): F. Prada; M. Azzaro; O. Rabaza; J. Sánchez; M. Ubierna
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PRL advanced radial-velocity all-sky search (PARAS): an efficient fiber-fed spectrograph for planet searches
Author(s): Abhijit Chakraborty; Eric Harvey Richardson; Suvrath Mahadevan
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BESO: first light at the high-resolution spectrograph for the Hexapod-Telescope
Author(s): Ingo Steiner; Otmar Stahl; Walter Seifert; Rolf Chini; Andreas Quirrenbach
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Coupling LBT's double pupil into optical fibers
Author(s): F. Müller Sánchez; F. Eisenhauer; M. Haug; C. Gál; A. Krabbe; T. M. Herbst
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Concepts for a high-resolution multi-object spectrograph for galactic archeology on the Anglo-Australian Telescope
Author(s): Samuel C. Barden; Joss Bland-Hawthorn; Vladimir Churilov; Simon Ellis; Tony Farrell; Ken C. Freeman; Roger Haynes; Anthony Horton; Damien J. Jones; Greg Knight; Stan Miziarski; William Rambold; Greg Smith; Lew Waller
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2dF grows up: Echidna for the AAT
Author(s): Andrew McGrath; Sam Barden; Stan Miziarski; William Rambold; Greg Smith
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Wide-field one-shot optical polarimeter: HOWPol
Author(s): Koji S. Kawabata; Osamu Nagae; Shingo Chiyonobu; Hiroyuki Tanaka; Hidehiko Nakaya; Mariko Suzuki; Yukiko Kamata; Satoshi Miyazaki; Kazuyoshi Hiragi; Hisashi Miyamoto; Masayuki Yamanaka; Akira Arai; Takuya Yamashita; Makoto Uemura; Takashi Ohsugi; Mizuki Isogai; Yoshiaki Ishitobi; Shuji Sato
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Long slit spectroscopy for exoplanet characterization in SPHERE
Author(s): Arthur Vigan; Maud Langlois; Claire Moutou; Kjetil Dohlen
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Proposed instrumentation for PILOT
Author(s): Will Saunders; Peter Gillingham; Andrew McGrath; Roger Haynes; John Storey; Jon Lawrence; Michael Burton; Charles Jenkins; Alcione Mora
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Verification and acceptance tests of the PRIMA DDL optics
Author(s): Peter Bizenberger; Harald Baumeister; Uwe Graser; Thomas Henning; Nathalie Krause; Ralf Launhardt; Vianak Naranjo; Didier Queloz; Andreas Quirrenbach
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The WIYN One Degree Imager: an update
Author(s): Daniel R. Harbeck; George H. Jacoby; Gary Muller; Dave Sawyer; Charles Harmer; Andrey Yeatts; John Cavin; Charles Corson
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Mechanical design of the WIYN One Degree Imager (ODI)
Author(s): Gary P. Muller; Daniel Harbeck; George H. Jacoby; Charles Harmer; Andrey Yeatts; Dan Blanco; John Cavin; Dave Sawyer
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The WIYN One Degree Imager optical design
Author(s): George H. Jacoby; Charles Harmer; Daniel Harbeck; Gary Muller; Daniel Blanco; Joseph Keyes; John Cavin
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The Large Binocular Camera: description and performances of the first binocular imager
Author(s): R. Speziali; A. Di Paola; E. Giallongo; F. Pedichini; R. Ragazzoni; V. Testa; A. Baruffolo; C. De Santis; E. Diolaiti; J. Farinato; A. Fontana; S. Gallozzi; F. Gasparo; G. Gentile; A. Grazian; P. Manzato; F. Pasian; R. Smareglia; E. Vernet
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LBT report activities concerning the optomechanics alignment of the Large Binocular Camera's Red Channel
Author(s): G. Gentile; R. Ragazzoni; E. Diolaiti; J. Farinato; J. Hill; R. Bertam; A. Baruffolo
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Hyper Suprime-Cam: camera dewar
Author(s): Yutaka Komiyama; Satoshi Miyazaki; Satoshi Kawanomoto; Tomoki Morokuma; Hidehiko Nakaya; Hisanori Furusawa; Yoko Tanaka
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Hyper Suprime-Cam: autoguider and Shack-Hartmann systems
Author(s): Tomoki Morokuma; Yutaka Komiyama; Satoshi Miyazaki; Hidehiko Nakaya; Hisanori Furusawa; Daigo Tomono; Satoshi Kawanomoto; Yoko Tanaka
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Hyper Suprime-Cam: CCD readout electronics
Author(s): Hidehiko Nakaya; Tomohisa Uchida; Hironao Miyatake; Hiroaki Aihara; Yoshiyuki Doi; Hisanori Furusawa; Hiroshi Karoji; Yukiko Kamata; Satoshi Kawanomoto; Yutaka Komiyama; Satoshi Miyazaki; Tomoki Morokuma; Manobu Tanaka; Yoko Tanaka
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The 12Kx8K CCD mosaic camera for the Palomar Transient Factory
Author(s): Gustavo Rahmer; Roger Smith; Viswa Velur; David Hale; Nicholas Law; Khanh Bui; Hal Petrie; Richard Dekany
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HIPO data products
Author(s): E. W. Dunham; J. L. Elliot; T. A. Bida; P. L. Collins; B. W. Taylor; S. Zoonematkermani
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Compact multi-band visible camera for 1m-class fast telescopes
Author(s): Alberto Riva; Paolo Spanò
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SNDICE: a direct illumination calibration experiment at CFHT
Author(s): C. Juramy; E. Barrelet; K. Schahmaneche; P. Bailly; W. Bertoli; C. Evrard; P. Ghislain; A. Guimard; J.-F. Huppert; D. Imbault; D. Laporte; H. Lebbolo; P. Repain; R. Sefri; A. Vallereau; D. Vincent; P. Antilogus; P. Astier; J. Guy; R. Pain; N. Regnault; R. Attapatu; T. Benedict; G. Barrick; J.-C. Cuillandre; S. Gajadhar; K. Ho; D. Salmon
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An atmospheric corrector to work with FastCam at William Herschel Telescope
Author(s): Roberto López; Ariadna Calcines
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The Keck-I Cassegrain ADC
Author(s): Andrew C. Phillips; Joseph Miller; David Cowley; Vernon Wallace
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The MagE spectrograph
Author(s): J. L. Marshall; Scott Burles; Ian B. Thompson; Stephen A. Shectman; Bruce C. Bigelow; Gregory Burley; Christoph Birk; Jorge Estrada; Patricio Jones; Matthew Smith; Vince Kowal; Jerson Castillo; Robert Storts; Greg Ortiz
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Commissioning of an integral-field spectro-polarimeter for PMAS
Author(s): Ulrike Lemke; Andreas Kelz; Svend M. Bauer; Thomas Hahn; Emil Popow; Martin M. Roth
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Comparison of precipitable water vapour measurements made with an optical echelle spectrograph and an infrared radiometer at Las Campanas Observatory
Author(s): Richard R. Querel; David A. Naylor; Joanna Thomas-Osip; Gabriel Prieto; Andrew McWilliam
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Calibration issues for MUSE
Author(s): Andreas Kelz; Martin Roth; Svend Bauer; Joris Gerssen; Thomas Hahn; Peter Weilbacher; Uwe Laux; Magali Loupias; Johan Kosmalski; Richard McDermid; Roland Bacon
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MUSE: feeding and mounting 24 spectrographs
Author(s): Harald Nicklas; Walter Seifert; Wenli Xu; Denni Hofmann; Christof Köhler; Magali Loupias
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The GlobalJetWatch spectrographs: a fibre-fed spectrograph for small telescopes
Author(s): Fraser J. Clarke; Andrew J. Gosling; Sam Doolin; Paul Goodall; Sebastian Perez; Paul Pattinson; Rick Makin; Katherine M. Blundell
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Optical design of the VLT Coudé path for visible-range instrumentation
Author(s): G. Avila
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The PAU camera
Author(s): Francisco J. Castander
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HERMES: a high-resolution fiber-fed spectrograph for the Mercator Telescope
Author(s): Gert Raskin; Hans Van Winckel
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A new two channel high-speed photo-polarimeter (HIPPO) for the SAAO
Author(s): Stephen Potter; David Buckley; Darragh O'Donoghue; James O'Conner; Piet Fourie; Geoff Evans; Craig Sass; Lisa Crause; O. W. Butters; Andrew Norton; Koji Mukai; Martin Still
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MMT-Pol: an adaptive optics optimized 1-5µm polarimeter
Author(s): C. Packham; T. J. Jones
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Structure of the spectrograph ESOPO
Author(s): G. Sierra; A. Farah; J. Gonzalez; M. Pedrayes; M. Arroyo; G. Avila; F. Cobos; E. Colorado; A. Córdova; R. Costero; O. Chapa; J. Echevarria; B. García; F. Garfias; G. Guisa; F. Granados; E. Luna; B. Martínez; R. Michel; F. Murillo; J. Murillo; S. Quechol; F. Quiroz; C. Tejada
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Slit-mask, acquisition, and guiding zone mechanisms of the ESOPO spectrograph
Author(s): M. Pedrayes; J. Gonzalez; E. Luna; F. Quiroz; G. Sierra; M. Arroyo; G. Avila; F. Cobos; E. Colorado; A. Córdova; R. Costero; O. Chapa; J. Echevarria; A. Farah; B. García; F. Garfias; G. Guisa; F. Granados; B. Martínez; R. Michel; F. Murillo; J. Murillo; S. Quechol; C. Tejada
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Two campaigns to compare three turbulence profiling techniques at Las Campanas Observatory
Author(s): Joanna Thomas-Osip; Edison Bustos; Michael Goodwin; Charles Jenkins; Andrew Lambert; Gabriel Prieto; Andrei Tokovinin
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On-board calibration monitor for tracking instrument sensitivity
Author(s): J. W. Kruk; M. E. Kaiser; S. R. McCandliss; J. Orndorff; R. H. Barkhouser; D. J. Sahnow; D. J. Benford; R. C. Bohlin; S. E. Deustua; W. V. Dixon; P. D. Feldman; J. P. Gardner; R. A. Kimble; R. Kurucz; M. Lampton; H. W. Moos; S. Perlmutter; B. J. Rauscher; A. G. Riess; B. E. Woodgate; E. L. Wright
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FMOS: the Fibre Multi-Object Spectrograph: Part VII. Results of PIR engineering run
Author(s): Masahiko Kimura; Toshinori Maihara; Fumihide Iwamuro; Masayuki Akiyama; Naoyuki Tamura; Naruhisa Takato; Kouji Ohta; Shigeru Eto
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Design and construction of the fibre system for FMOS
Author(s): Graham J. Murray; George N. Dodsworth; Robert Content; Naoyuki Tamura
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NEFER: a high resolution scanning Fabry-Perot spectrograph
Author(s): Margarita Rosado; Abel Bernal; Jordi Cepa; Luis A. Martínez; Arturo Iriarte
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GHαFaS: Galaxy Hα Fabry-Perot system for the WHT
Author(s): Claude Carignan; Olivier Hernandez; Jean-Luc Gach; Philippe Balard; Marie-Maude De Denus-Baillargeon; Kambiz Fathi; John Beckman; Jean Koulidiati
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Stabilized-speckle integral field spectroscopy: SPIFS
Author(s): Stephen S. Eikenberry; Mark Keremedjiev; Joseph C. Carson
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SPIFS performance simulations: achieving diffraction-limited spatial resolutions for spectroscopy
Author(s): M. Keremedjiev; S. S. Eikenberry; J. C. Carson
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Visitor instruments in the ESO Very Large Telescope Observatory in Paranal
Author(s): Pascal Robert
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New read-out electronics concept for visual and infrared detector arrays in astronomical instrumentation
Author(s): Karl Wagner; Ulrich Mall; José Ramos; Ralf Klein
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Results of X-shooter data reduction software on laboratory frames
Author(s): P. Goldoni; F. Royer; M. Horrobin; P. François; L. Guglielmi; R. Haigron; J. Vernet; A. Modigliani; P. Bristow
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Wavelength calibration sources for instruments on extremely large telescopes
Author(s): Maria Aldenius; Florian Kerber; Paul Bristow; Gillian Nave; Yuri Ralchenko; Craig J. Sansonetti
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Selection of wavelength calibration features for automatic format recovery in astronomical spectrographs
Author(s): Paul Bristow; Florian Kerber
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Investigation of residual blaze functions in slit-based echelle spectrograph
Author(s): Petr Škoda; Brankica Šurlan; Sanja Tomić
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ACCESS: absolute color calibration experiment for standard stars
Author(s): Mary Elizabeth Kaiser; Jeffrey W. Kruk; Stephan R. McCandliss; David J. Sahnow; Bernard J. Rauscher; Dominic J. Benford; Ralph C. Bohlin; S. E. Deustua; W. V. Dixon; P. D. Feldman; J. P. Gardner; R. A. Kimble; R. Kurucz; M. Lampton; H. W Moos; S. Perlmutter; A. G. Riess; B. E. Woodgate; E. L. Wright
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A high-resolution spectrograph for the solar telescope GREGOR
Author(s): Manuel Collados; A. Calcines; J. J. Díaz; E. Hernnádez; R. López; E. Páez
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Combination of two Fabry-Pérot etalons and a grating spectrograph for imaging polarimetry of the Sun
Author(s): Lucia Kleint; Alex Feller; Michele Bianda
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An intelligent modulator system
Author(s): George Luis; Jack Harvey; Tim Purdy; Mike Soukup; Patricia A. Eliason
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An EAGLE with arms: a solution to the design of the adaptive multi-IFU spectrograph EAGLE for the E-ELT
Author(s): Robert Content; Peter Hastings
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Science requirements for EAGLE for the E-ELT
Author(s): C. J. Evans; M. D. Lehnert; J.-G. Cuby; S. L. Morris; A. M. Swinbank; W. D. Taylor; D. M Alexander; N. P. F. Lorente; Y. Clénet; T. Paumard
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Initial opto-thermal modelling of the EAGLE instrument to maximise SNR performance and resulting design considerations
Author(s): Philippe Laporte; Fanny Chemla; Mathieu Puech; Eric Gendron; Peter Hastings; Pascal Vola
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Specifying an MOAO-fed integral field spectrograph for the E-ELT
Author(s): M. Puech; P. Rosati; S. Toft; B. Neichel; T. Fusco
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High contrast imaging feasibility study for FRIDA
Author(s): Mamadou N'Diaye; Salvador Cuevas; Kjetil Dohlen
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Multi-stage apodized pupil Lyot coronagraph experimental results
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