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Near-infrared spectrograph for a large telescope
Author(s): Bruce Atwood; Paul Laurence Byard; Darren L. DePoy; J. Frogel; Thomas P. O'Brien; Patrick S. Osmer; Richard W. Pogge
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Paper Abstract

We present a design for a near-infrared (0.9 to 5.5 micrometers ) spectrograph for use on any large telescope. For example, the instrument meets all of the scientific and technical objectives requested by the Gemini Telescope Project for their facility infrared spectrograph. The features of the instrument include a wide range of rapidly selectable spectral and spatial resolutions, full-broad-band imaging, integral field spectroscopy, and several cross-dispersed modes. Much of the instrument is based on optical, mechanical, and electronic designs currently in use. The optical design has diffraction-limited performance and no vignetting over a 150" X 150" field of view. The mechanical design draws heavily on our extensive experience with cryogenic mechanisms and uses a cassette system for selection of the large number of possible configurations. The design is very modular and allows a staged implementation of the complete set of potential operational modes.

Paper Details

Date Published: 6 June 1995
PDF: 20 pages
Proc. SPIE 2475, Infrared Detectors and Instrumentation for Astronomy, (6 June 1995); doi: 10.1117/12.211271
Show Author Affiliations
Bruce Atwood, The Ohio State Univ. (United States)
Paul Laurence Byard, The Ohio State Univ. (United States)
Darren L. DePoy, The Ohio State Univ. (United States)
J. Frogel, The Ohio State Univ. (United States)
Thomas P. O'Brien, The Ohio State Univ. (United States)
Patrick S. Osmer, The Ohio State Univ. (United States)
Richard W. Pogge, The Ohio State Univ. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2475:
Infrared Detectors and Instrumentation for Astronomy
Albert M. Fowler, Editor(s)

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