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BOMBOLO: A 3-arms optical imager for SOAR Observatory
Author(s): Dani Guzmán; Rodolfo Angeloni; Thomas Puzia; Damien Jones; Andrés Jordán; Timo Anguita; Susan Benecchi; Eduardo Garcés
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Paper Abstract

BOMBOLO is a new multi-passband visitor instrument for the SOAR observatory. It is a three-arm imager covering the near-UV and optical wavelengths. The three arms work simultaneously and independently, providing synchronized imaging capability for rapid astronomical events. BOMBOLO leading science cases are: 1) Simultaneous Multiband Flickering Studies of Accretion Phenomena; 2) Near UV/Optical Diagnostics of Stellar Evolutionary Phases; 3) Exoplanetary Transits; 4) Microlensing Follow-Up and 5) Solar Systems Studies. The instrument is at the Conceptual Design stage, having been approved by the SOAR Board of Directors as a visitor instrument in 2012 and having been granted full funding from CONICYT, the Chilean State Agency of Research, in 2013. The Design Phase has begun and will be completed in late 2014, followed by a construction phase in 2015 and 2016A, with expected Commissioning in 2016B and 2017A.

Paper Details

Date Published: 24 July 2014
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 9147, Ground-based and Airborne Instrumentation for Astronomy V, 91475V (24 July 2014); doi: 10.1117/12.2056454
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Dani Guzmán, Pontificia Univ. Católica de Chile (Chile)
Rodolfo Angeloni, Pontificia Univ. Católica de Chile (Chile)
Max-Planck-Institut fur Astronomie (Germany)
Thomas Puzia, Pontificia Univ. Católica de Chile (Chile)
Damien Jones, Prime Optics (Australia)
Andrés Jordán, Pontificia Univ. Católica de Chile (Chile)
Timo Anguita, Univ. Andrés Bello (Chile)
Susan Benecchi, Planetary Science Institute (United States)
Carnegie Institution of Washington (United States)
Eduardo Garcés, Pontificia Univ. Católica de Chile (Chile)

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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