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6 July 2018 Revisiting the science case for near-UV spectroscopy with the VLT
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In the era of Extremely Large Telescopes, the current generation of 8-10m facilities are likely to remain competitive at far-blue visible wavelengths for the foreseeable future. High-efficiency (<20%) observations of the ground UV (300- 400 nm) at medium resolving power (R~20,000) are required to address a number of exciting topics in stellar astrophysics, while also providing new insights in extragalactic science. Anticipating strong demand to better exploit this diagnostic-rich wavelength region, we revisit the science case and instrument requirements previously assembled for the CUBES concept for the Very Large Telescope.
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C. J. Evans, B. Barbuy, B. Castilho, R. Smiljanic, J. Melendez, J. Japelj, S. Cristiani, C. Snodgrass, P. Bonifacio, M. Puech, and A. Quirrenbach "Revisiting the science case for near-UV spectroscopy with the VLT", Proc. SPIE 10702, Ground-based and Airborne Instrumentation for Astronomy VII, 107022E (6 July 2018); https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2312022
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