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7 March 2003 KMOS: an infrared multi-integral field spectrograph for the VLT
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We describe a proposed 2nd generation instrument (KMOS) for the ESO VLT which will deliver a unique multiple integral field capability in the near-infrared (1-2.5 μm). The science drivers for such an instrument are presented and linked to the functional specification. The overall instrument concept is discussed in the context of two proposed solutions for delivering a deployable integral field capability. Detailed discussions of these two approaches, and ongoing prototype studies, are described in separate papers.
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Ray M. Sharples, Ralf Bender, Reiner Hofmann, Reinhard Genzel, and Rob J. Ivison "KMOS: an infrared multi-integral field spectrograph for the VLT", Proc. SPIE 4841, Instrument Design and Performance for Optical/Infrared Ground-based Telescopes, (7 March 2003);

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