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The status and future plan of Subaru Telescope instruments
Author(s): Hideki Takami
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Paper Abstract

The first generation instruments of Subaru are seven plus one Cassegrain AO system. After the nearly ten year operation, the second generation instrument construction has been conducted. MOIRCS, 7' × 4' FOV NIR multi-object camera and spectrograph has been in operation from 2005, and is now most popular instrument of Subaru. A LGS AO system at Nasmyth focus (AO188) had the first light in 2006. HiCIAO; near IR high dynamic range coronagraph instrument working with AO188 for exoplanet detection had recently the first light. FMOS; fiber multi-object spectrograph with 400 fibers is now in commissioning phase. Hyper Suprime- Cam with 1.5 degree FOV at the prime focus is now being developed and will be in operation in 2012.

Paper Details

Date Published: 9 July 2008
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 7014, Ground-based and Airborne Instrumentation for Astronomy II, 701404 (9 July 2008);
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Hideki Takami, Subaru Telescope, National Astronomical Observatory of Japan (Japan)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7014:
Ground-based and Airborne Instrumentation for Astronomy II
Ian S. McLean; Mark M. Casali, Editor(s)

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