21 August 1998 SMIRFS-II: multiobject and integral-field near-IR spectroscopy at UKIRT
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The SMIRFS prototype near IR fiber system has been designed to provide a multi-object capability in the J, H and K bands and an integral field capability from 1 to 2 micrometers in conjunction with the cooled grating spectrograph CGS4 at the UKIRT. In multi-object mode there are 14 fibers covering a 12 arcmin2 field and in integral field mode there are 72 fibers covering a 6 X 4 arcsec field with spatial sampling of 0.63 arcsec. Both modes use fibers that are coupled to the telescope and spectrograph using lenslets. The information gleaned from these devices should benefit the next generation of IR spectrographs that will take full advantage of the larger chip formats that are now coming on line.
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Roger Haynes, Roger Haynes, Robert Content, Robert Content, James E.H. Turner, James E.H. Turner, Jeremy R. Allington-Smith, Jeremy R. Allington-Smith, David Lee, David Lee, } "SMIRFS-II: multiobject and integral-field near-IR spectroscopy at UKIRT", Proc. SPIE 3354, Infrared Astronomical Instrumentation, (21 August 1998); doi: 10.1117/12.317267; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.317267
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