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The optomechanical design of the Giant Magellan telescope multi-object astronomical and cosmological spectrograph (GMACS)
Author(s): Travis Prochaska; Caron Albert; James Beck; Erika Cook; D. L. DePoy; Daniel M. Faes; Cynthia Froning; Walter Grant; Isaac Gutierrez; Tae-Geun Ji; Damien Jones; Hye-In Lee; Jennifer L. Marshall; Claudia Mendes de Oliveira; Soojong Pak; Casey Papovich; Rafael Ribeiro; Marcus Sauseda; Luke M. Schmidt; Aline Souza; Keith Taylor; Darius Williams
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Paper Abstract

We describe the latest optomechanical design of GMACS, a wide-field, multi-object, moderate-resolution optical spectrograph for the Giant Magellan Telescope (GMT). Specifically, we discuss the details of the structure, mechanisms, optical mounts and deflection tracking/compensation as well as the requirements and considerations used to guide the design. We also discuss GMACS’s interfaces with GMT and other instruments.

Paper Details

Date Published: 8 July 2018
PDF: 15 pages
Proc. SPIE 10702, Ground-based and Airborne Instrumentation for Astronomy VII, 107029Y (8 July 2018); doi: 10.1117/12.2313829
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Travis Prochaska, Texas A&M Univ. (United States)
Caron Albert, Texas A&M Univ. (United States)
James Beck, Texas A&M Univ. (United States)
Erika Cook, Texas A&M Univ. (United States)
D. L. DePoy, Texas A&M Univ. (United States)
Daniel M. Faes, Univ. de São Paulo (Brazil)
Cynthia Froning, The Univ. of Texas at Austin (United States)
Walter Grant, Texas A&M Univ. (United States)
Isaac Gutierrez, Texas A&M Univ. (United States)
Tae-Geun Ji, Kyung Hee Univ. (Korea, Republic of)
Damien Jones, Prime Optics (Australia)
Hye-In Lee, Kyung Hee Univ. (Korea, Republic of)
Jennifer L. Marshall, Texas A&M Univ. (United States)
Claudia Mendes de Oliveira, Univ. de São Paulo (Brazil)
Soojong Pak, Kyung Hee Univ. (Korea, Republic of)
Casey Papovich, Texas A&M Univ. (United States)
Rafael Ribeiro, Univ. de São Paulo (Brazil)
Marcus Sauseda, Texas A&M Univ. (United States)
Luke M. Schmidt, Texas A&M Univ. (United States)
Aline Souza, Univ. de São Paulo (Brazil)
Keith Taylor, Instruments4 (United States)
Darius Williams, Texas A&M Univ. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 10702:
Ground-based and Airborne Instrumentation for Astronomy VII
Christopher J. Evans; Luc Simard; Hideki Takami, Editor(s)

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