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Very wide integral field unit of VIRMOS for the VLT: design and performances
Author(s): Eric Prieto; Oliver LeFevre; Michel Saisse; Clothaire Voet; Christophe Bonneville
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Paper Abstract

This paper presents the VLT-VIMOS Integral Field Spectroscopy Unit. This unit allows to observe a very large 54 inch by 54 inch field on one edge of the VIMOS instrument multi-object field. This unit contains 6400 sets of (mu) lenses-fibers-(mu) lenses, producing the equivalent of a 72 arcminute by 0.67 arcsec slit projected on the sky. Two spatial resolution are offered, coupled with the low and high spectral resolution of VIMOS. The design philosophy, technological choices and the first test result of the assembled unit are presented.

Paper Details

Date Published: 16 August 2000
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 4008, Optical and IR Telescope Instrumentation and Detectors, (16 August 2000); doi: 10.1117/12.395525
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Eric Prieto, Lab. d'Astronomie Spatiale (France)
Oliver LeFevre, Lab. d'Astronomie Spatiale (France)
Michel Saisse, Lab. d'Astronomie Spatiale (France)
Clothaire Voet, Lab. d'Astronomie Spatiale (France)
Christophe Bonneville, Lab. d'Astronomie Spatiale (France)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4008:
Optical and IR Telescope Instrumentation and Detectors
Masanori Iye; Alan F. M. Moorwood, Editor(s)

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