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The development of ground-based infrared multi-object spectrograph based on the microshutter array
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Paper Abstract

We report on our development of a near-infrared multi-object spectrograph for ground-based applications using the micro-shutter array, which was originally developed for the Near Infrared Spectrograph of the James Webb Space Telescope. The micro-shutter array in this case acts as a source selector at a reimaged telescope focal plane. The developed spectrograph will be implemented either with ground-layer adaptive optics system or multi-conjugate adaptive optics system on a large telescope. This will enable for the first time fully reconfigurable infrared multi-object spectroscopy with adaptive optics systems. We envision studying diverse astronomical objects with our spectrograph, including high-redshift galaxies, galaxy clusters and super star clusters.

Paper Details

Date Published: 8 July 2014
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 9147, Ground-based and Airborne Instrumentation for Astronomy V, 914746 (8 July 2014); doi: 10.1117/12.2057271
Show Author Affiliations
Dae-Sik Moon, Univ. of Toronto (Canada)
Suresh Sivanandam, Dunlap Institute of Astronomy and Astrophysics, Univ. of Toronto (Canada)
Alexander S. Kutyrev, NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
Samuel H. Moseley Jr., NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
James R. Graham, Univ. of California, Berkeley (United States)
Aishwarya Roy, Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur (India)

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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