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MUSE dream conclusion: the sky verdict
Author(s): P. Caillier; M. Accardo; L. Adjali; H. Anwand; R. Bacon; D. Boudon; L. Capoani; E. Daguisé; M. Dupieux; C. Dupuy; M. Francois; A. Glindemann; D. Gojak; F. Gonté; N. Haddad; G. Hansali; T. Hahn; A. Jarno; A. Kelz; C. Koehler; J. Kosmalski; F. Laurent; M. Larrieu; J.-L. Lizon; M. Loupias; A. Manescau; J.-E. Migniau; C. Monstein; H. Nicklas; L. Parès; A. Pécontal-Rousset; L. Piqueras; R. Reiss; A. Remillieux; E. Renault; G. Rupprecht; O. Streicher; R. Stuik; H. Valentin; J. Vernet; P. Weilbacher; G. Zins
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Paper Abstract

MUSE (Multi Unit Spectroscopic Explorer) is a second generation instrument built for ESO (European Southern Observatory). The MUSE project is supported by a European consortium of 7 institutes. After the finalisation of its integration in Europe, the MUSE instrument has been partially dismounted and shipped to the VLT (Very Large Telescope) in Chile. From October 2013 till February 2014, it has then been reassembled, tested and finally installed on the telescope its final home. From there it collects its first photons coming from the outer limit of the visible universe. This critical moment when the instrument finally meets its destiny is the opportunity to look at the overall outcome of the project and the final performance of the instrument on the sky. The instrument which we dreamt of has become reality. Are the dreamt performances there as well? These final instrumental performances are the result of a step by step process of design, manufacturing, assembly, test and integration. Now is also time to review the path opened by the MUSE project. What challenges were faced during those last steps, what strategy, what choices did pay off? What did not?

Paper Details

Date Published: 5 August 2014
PDF: 16 pages
Proc. SPIE 9150, Modeling, Systems Engineering, and Project Management for Astronomy VI, 91500D (5 August 2014); doi: 10.1117/12.2056845
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P. Caillier, Ctr. de Recherche Astrophysique de Lyon, CNRS, Univ. Claude-Bernard Lyon I (France)
M. Accardo, European Southern Observatory (Germany)
L. Adjali, Ctr. de Recherche Astrophysique de Lyon, CNRS, Univ. Claude-Bernard Lyon I (France)
H. Anwand, Georg-August-Univ. Göttingen (Germany)
R. Bacon, Ctr. de Recherche Astrophysique de Lyon, CNRS, Univ. Claude-Bernard Lyon I (France)
D. Boudon, Ctr. de Recherche Astrophysique de Lyon, CNRS, Univ. Claude-Bernard Lyon I (France)
L. Capoani, Ctr. de Recherche Astrophysique de Lyon, CNRS, Univ. Claude-Bernard Lyon I (France)
E. Daguisé, Ctr. de Recherche Astrophysique de Lyon, CNRS, Univ. Claude-Bernard Lyon I (France)
M. Dupieux, Observatoire Midi-Pyrénées, CNRS, Univ. Paul Sabatier (France)
C. Dupuy, European Southern Observatory (Germany)
M. Francois, Ctr. de Recherche Astrophysique de Lyon, CNRS, Univ. Claude-Bernard Lyon I (France)
A. Glindemann, European Southern Observatory (Germany)
D. Gojak, European Southern Observatory (Germany)
F. Gonté, European Southern Observatory (Chile)
N. Haddad, European Southern Observatory (Chile)
G. Hansali, Ctr. de Recherche Astrophysique de Lyon, CNRS, Univ. Claude-Bernard Lyon I (France)
T. Hahn, Leibniz-Institut für Astrophysik Potsdam (Germany)
A. Jarno, Ctr. de Recherche Astrophysique de Lyon, CNRS, Univ. Claude-Bernard Lyon I (France)
A. Kelz, Leibniz-Institut für Astrophysik Potsdam (Germany)
C. Koehler, Georg-August-Univ. Göttingen (Germany)
J. Kosmalski, Ctr. de Recherche Astrophysique de Lyon, CNRS, Univ. Claude-Bernard Lyon I (France)
F. Laurent, Ctr. de Recherche Astrophysique de Lyon, CNRS, Univ. Claude-Bernard Lyon I (France)
M. Larrieu, Observatoire Midi-Pyrénées, CNRS, Univ. Paul Sabatier (France)
J.-L. Lizon, European Southern Observatory (Germany)
M. Loupias, Ctr. de Recherche Astrophysique de Lyon, CNRS, Univ. Claude-Bernard Lyon I (France)
A. Manescau, European Southern Observatory (Germany)
J.-E. Migniau, Ctr. de Recherche Astrophysique de Lyon, CNRS, Univ. Claude-Bernard Lyon I (France)
C. Monstein, ETH Zürich (Switzerland)
H. Nicklas, Georg-August-Univ. Göttingen (Germany)
L. Parès, Observatoire Midi-Pyrénées, CNRS, Univ. Paul Sabatier (France)
A. Pécontal-Rousset, Ctr. de Recherche Astrophysique de Lyon, CNRS, Univ. Claude-Bernard Lyon I (France)
L. Piqueras, Ctr. de Recherche Astrophysique de Lyon, CNRS, Univ. Claude-Bernard Lyon I (France)
R. Reiss, European Southern Observatory (Germany)
A. Remillieux, Ctr. de Recherche Astrophysique de Lyon, CNRS, Univ. Claude-Bernard Lyon I (France)
E. Renault, Ctr. de Recherche Astrophysique de Lyon, CNRS, Univ. Claude-Bernard Lyon I (France)
G. Rupprecht, European Southern Observatory (Germany)
O. Streicher, Leibniz-Institut für Astrophysik Potsdam (Germany)
R. Stuik, Leiden Observatory, Leiden Univ. (Netherlands)
H. Valentin, Observatoire Midi-Pyrénées, CNRS, Univ. Paul Sabatier (France)
J. Vernet, European Southern Observatory (Germany)
P. Weilbacher, Leibniz-Institut für Astrophysik Potsdam (Germany)
G. Zins, Institut de Planétologie et d’Astrophysique de Grenoble, CNRS, Univ. Joseph Fourier (France)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9150:
Modeling, Systems Engineering, and Project Management for Astronomy VI
George Z. Angeli; Philippe Dierickx, Editor(s)

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