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Conceptual design of a low resolution spectrograph for the Astronomical Observatory of Córdoba
Author(s): D. Q. Nagasawa; J. L. Marshall; D. L. DePoy; N. Mondrik
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Paper Abstract

We present a conceptual design for a low resolution optical spectrograph for the Astronomical Observatory of Cordoba 1.54m telescope. The simple instrument is required to cover a broad wavelength range (4000A<λ <9000A with 3000A simultaneous coverage) at a resolution of R=λ/∆λ ~ 500, allowing its use as a versatile astronomical spectrograph. In particular, we explore the use of inexpensive commercial off-the-shelf lenses, gratings, and a CCD system to create a small and simple spectrograph that has reasonable performance. We carefully measure properties of the lenses and demonstrate that they have excellent image quality and high throughput.

Paper Details

Date Published: 28 July 2014
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 9147, Ground-based and Airborne Instrumentation for Astronomy V, 91472L (28 July 2014); doi: 10.1117/12.2056679
Show Author Affiliations
D. Q. Nagasawa, Texas A&M Univ. (United States)
J. L. Marshall, Texas A&M Univ. (United States)
D. L. DePoy, Texas A&M Univ. (United States)
N. Mondrik, Texas A&M Univ. (United States)

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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