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Requirement analysis for a modular low resolution spectrograph
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The utility of a high-throughput, low resolution, optical long-slit spectrograph has been demonstrated with the recent deployment of the SPRAT and LOTUS spectrographs on the 2.0m Liverpool Telescope. In this paper we briefly explore some example science use cases for a more generic spectrograph. Our eventual aim is to a produce an adaptable and compact modular instrument design suitable for general deployment to other robotic or manual 1.5 - 3.0m class telescopes. We find that the wide variety of science goals mean that a single design may not be appropriate, however by developing a common optical/mechanical core to which standard optical elements are added we may be able to accommodate them.

Paper Details

Date Published: 9 August 2016
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 9908, Ground-based and Airborne Instrumentation for Astronomy VI, 99083Z (9 August 2016); doi: 10.1117/12.2231709
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A. S. Piascik, Liverpool John Moores Univ. (United Kingdom)
I. A. Steele, Liverpool John Moores Univ. (United Kingdom)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9908:
Ground-based and Airborne Instrumentation for Astronomy VI
Christopher J. Evans; Luc Simard; Hideki Takami, Editor(s)

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