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Performance of the K-band multi-object spectrograph (KMOS) on the ESO VLT
Author(s): Ray Sharples; Ralf Bender; Alex Agudo Berbel; Richard Bennett; Naidu Bezawada; Roberto Castillo; Michele Cirasuolo; Paul Clark; George Davidson; Richard Davies; Roger Davies; Marc Dubbeldam; Alasdair Fairley; Gert Finger; Natascha Förster Schreiber; Reinhard Genzel; Reinhold Haefner; Achim Hess; Ives Jung; Ian Lewis; David Montgomery; John Murray; Bernard Muschielok; Jeff Pirard; Suzanne Ramsay; Philip Rees II; Josef Richter; David Robertson; Ian Robson; Stephen Rolt; Roberto Saglia; Ivo Saviane; Joerg Schlichter; Linda Schmidtobreik; Alex Segovia; Alain Smette; Matthias Tecza; Stephen Todd; Michael Wegner; Erich Wiezorrek

Paper Abstract

KMOS is a multi-object near-infrared integral field spectrograph built by a consortium of UK and German institutes for the ESO Paranal Observatory. We report on the on-sky performance verification of KMOS measured during three commissioning runs on the ESO VLT in 2012/13 and some of the early science results.

Paper Details

Date Published: 8 July 2014
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 9147, Ground-based and Airborne Instrumentation for Astronomy V, 91470W (8 July 2014); doi: 10.1117/12.2055496
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Ray Sharples, Durham Univ. (United Kingdom)
Ralf Bender, Univ.-Sternwarte München (Germany)
Max-Planck-Institut für extraterrestrische Physik (Germany)
Alex Agudo Berbel, Max-Planck-Institut für Extraterrestrische Physik (Germany)
Richard Bennett, UK Astronomy Technology Ctr. (United Kingdom)
Naidu Bezawada, UK Astronomy Technology Ctr. (United Kingdom)
Roberto Castillo, European Southern Observatory (Germany)
Michele Cirasuolo, UK Astronomy Technology Ctr. (United Kingdom)
Paul Clark, Durham Univ. (United Kingdom)
George Davidson, UK Astronomy Technology Ctr. (United Kingdom)
Richard Davies, Max-Planck-Institut für extraterrestrische Physik (Germany)
Roger Davies, Univ. of Oxford (United Kingdom)
Marc Dubbeldam, Durham Univ. (United Kingdom)
Alasdair Fairley, UK Astronomy Technology Ctr. (United Kingdom)
Gert Finger, European Southern Observatory (Germany)
Natascha Förster Schreiber, Max-Planck-Institut für extraterrestrische Physik (Germany)
Reinhard Genzel, Max-Planck-Institut für extraterrestrische Physik (Germany)
Reinhold Haefner, Univ.-Sternwarte München (Germany)
Achim Hess, Univ.-Sternwarte München (Germany)
Ives Jung, European Southern Observatory (Germany)
Ian Lewis, Univ. of Oxford (United Kingdom)
David Montgomery, UK Astronomy Technology Ctr. (United Kingdom)
John Murray, UK Astronomy Technology Ctr. (United Kingdom)
Bernard Muschielok, Univ.-Sternwarte München (Germany)
Jeff Pirard, European Southern Observatory (Germany)
Suzanne Ramsay, European Southern Observatory (Germany)
Philip Rees II, UK Astronomy Technology Ctr. (United Kingdom)
Josef Richter, Univ.-Sternwarte München (Germany)
David Robertson, Durham Univ. (United Kingdom)
Ian Robson, UK Astronomy Technology Ctr. (United Kingdom)
Stephen Rolt, Durham Univ. (United Kingdom)
Roberto Saglia, Univ.-Sternwarte München (Germany)
Ivo Saviane, European Southern Observatory (Germany)
Joerg Schlichter, Univ.-Sternwarte München (Germany)
Linda Schmidtobreik, European Southern Observatory (Germany)
Alex Segovia, European Southern Observatory (Germany)
Alain Smette, European Southern Observatory (Germany)
Matthias Tecza, Univ. of Oxford (United Kingdom)
Stephen Todd, UK Astronomy Technology Ctr. (United Kingdom)
Michael Wegner, Univ.-Sternwarte München (Germany)
Erich Wiezorrek, Max-Planck-Institut für extraterrestrische Physik (Germany)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9147:
Ground-based and Airborne Instrumentation for Astronomy V
Suzanne K. Ramsay; Ian S. McLean; Hideki Takami, Editor(s)

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