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The SOAR telescope atmospheric dispersion corrector
Author(s): César Briceño; Steve Heathcote; Gerald Cecil; Darragh O'Donoghue; Roberto Tighe; Patricio Schurter; Manuel Martínez; Rolando Cantarruti; Omar Estay
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Paper Abstract

The linear Atmospheric Dispersion Corrector has been operating at the SOuthern Astrophysical Research telescope since 2014. It was designed and built in collaboration between the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and Cerro Tololo Inter-American Observatory. The device is installed in the elevation axis before the instruments mounted at the optical Nasmyth focus. It consists of two 300mm diameter sol-gel coated fused silica prisms, trombone mounted, which can be folded in or out of the beam. It is important for long slit spectroscopy, and essential for Multi-Object Slit spectroscopy. We present optical and mechanical designs, electronics and software control, and on-sky performance.

Paper Details

Date Published: 6 July 2018
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 10700, Ground-based and Airborne Telescopes VII, 107003Z (6 July 2018); doi: 10.1117/12.2314026
Show Author Affiliations
César Briceño, Cerro Tololo Inter-American Observatory (Chile)
National Optical Astronomy Observatory (United States)
Steve Heathcote, Cerro Tololo Inter-American Observatory (Chile)
National Optical Astronomy Observatory (United States)
Gerald Cecil, The Univ. of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (United States)
Darragh O'Donoghue, South African Astronomical Observatory (South Africa)
Roberto Tighe, Cerro Tololo Inter-American Observatory (Chile)
National Optical Astronomy Observatory (United States)
Patricio Schurter, GMTO Corp. (United States)
Manuel Martínez, Cerro Tololo Inter-American Observatory (Chile)
National Optical Astronomy Observatory (United States)
Rolando Cantarruti, Cerro Tololo Inter-American Observatory (Chile)
National Optical Astronomy Observatory (United States)
Omar Estay, Cerro Tololo Inter-American Observatory (Chile)
National Optical Astronomy Observatory (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 10700:
Ground-based and Airborne Telescopes VII
Heather K. Marshall; Jason Spyromilio, Editor(s)

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