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16 August 2000 LUCIFER: a NIR spectrograph and imager for the LBT
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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) .
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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, and Wenli Xu "LUCIFER: a NIR spectrograph and imager for the LBT", Proc. SPIE 4008, Optical and IR Telescope Instrumentation and Detectors, (16 August 2000);


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