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6 July 2018 Observing modes for the new SCORPIO imager and spectrograph at Gemini South
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SCORPIO (Spectrograph and Camera for Observation of Rapid Phenomena in the Infrared and Optical) is the new workhorse instrument for the Gemini South Telescope in Chile. Originally proposed in response to the Gen4#3 solicitation, SCORPIO is a unique fast-multicolor imager and ultra-wide band spectrograph capable of rapid exposures for high time-resolution images and spectra. SCORPIO consists of 8 separate channels (corresponding to the standard wavebands g, r, i, z, Y, H, J, K) that can operate with different exposure times. Each channel can be used in imaging or long-slit mode, with independent readout timing. In this report we illustrate the detectors, the control systems, and the observing modes that will be available with SCORPIO.
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Amanda Bayless, Jason Stange, Todd J. Veach, Antonina Brody, Marísa Luisa García-Vargas, Alexander van der Horst, Ronnie Killough, Manuel Maldonado, Kristian Persson, Susan Pope, Massimo Robberto, Peter Roming, Ernesto Sánchez-Blanco, and Kelly D. Smith "Observing modes for the new SCORPIO imager and spectrograph at Gemini South", Proc. SPIE 10702, Ground-based and Airborne Instrumentation for Astronomy VII, 107023W (6 July 2018); https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2312092
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