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LUCIFER: a NIR spectrograph and imager for the LBT
Author(s): Holger Mandel; Immo Appenzeller; Dominik Bomans; Frank Eisenhauer; Bernard Grimm; Thomas M. Herbst; Reiner Hofmann; Michael Lehmitz; Roland Lemke; Matthew D. Lehnert; Rainer Lenzen; Thomas Luks; Ralf Mohr; Walter Seifert; Niranjan A. Thatte; Peter Weiser; Wenli Xu
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Paper Abstract

LUCIFER is a full cryogenic NIR spectrograph and imager to be built by a consortium of fiber institutes, Max Planck Institut fuer Astronomie in Heidelberg, Max Planck Institut fuer Extraterrestrische Physik in Garching, Astronomisches Institut der Ruhr Universitaet Bochum and Fachhochschule fuer Technik und Gestaltung in Mannheim. The instrument has been selected as one of three first-light instruments for the Large Binocular Telescope on Mt. Graham, Arizona which first mirror becomes available to the community in early 2003. The second mirror and a second more or less identical spectrograph/imager follows 18 months later. Both LUCIFER instruments will be mounted dat the bent Gregorian foci of the two individual LBT-mirrors and include six observing six observing modes: seeing and diffraction limited imaging, seeing and diffraction limited longslit spectroscopy, seeing limited multi-object spectroscopy and integral-field spectroscopy. The detector will be a Rockwell HAWAII-2 HgCdTe-array with a pixel-size of 18(mu) .

Paper Details

Date Published: 16 August 2000
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 4008, Optical and IR Telescope Instrumentation and Detectors, (16 August 2000); doi: 10.1117/12.395535
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Holger Mandel, Landessternwarte Heidelberg (Germany)
Immo Appenzeller, Landessternwarte Heidelberg (Germany)
Dominik Bomans, Astronomisches Institut/Ruhr-Univ. Bochum (Germany)
Frank Eisenhauer, Max-Planck-Institut fuer extraterrestrische Physik (Germany)
Bernard Grimm, Max-Planck-Institut fuer Astronomie (Germany)
Thomas M. Herbst, Max-Planck-Institut fuer Astronomie (United States)
Reiner Hofmann, Max-Planck-Institut fuer extraterrestrische Physik (Germany)
Michael Lehmitz, Landessternwarte Heidelberg (Germany)
Roland Lemke, Astronomisches Institut/Ruhr-Univ. Bochum (Germany)
Matthew D. Lehnert, Max-Planck-Institut fuer extraterrestrische Physik (Germany)
Rainer Lenzen, Max-Planck-Institut fuer Astronomie (Germany)
Thomas Luks, Astronomisches Institut/Ruhr-Univ. Bochum (Germany)
Ralf Mohr, Landessternwarte Heidelberg (Germany)
Walter Seifert, Landessternwarte Heidelberg (Germany)
Niranjan A. Thatte, Max-Planck-Institut fuer extraterrestrische Physik (Germany)
Peter Weiser, Fachhochschule fuer Technik und Gestaltung (Germany)
Wenli Xu, Landessternwarte Heidelberg and Nanjing Astronomical Instruments Research Ctr. (Germany)

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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