30 September 2004 Mass producing an efficient NIR spectrograph
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Four institutions are collaborating to design and build three near identical R ~2700 cross-dispersed near-infrared spectrographs for use on various 5-10 meter telescopes. The instrument design addresses the common observatory need for efficient, reliable near-infrared spectrographs through such features as broad wavelength coverage across 6 simultaneous orders (0.8 - 2.4 microns) in echelle format, real-time slit viewing through separate optics and detector, and minimal moving parts. Lastly, the collaborators are saving money and increasing the likelihood of success through economies of scale and sharing intellectual capital.
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John C. Wilson, Charles P. Henderson, Terry L. Herter, Keith Matthews, Michael F. Skrutskie, Joseph D. Adams, Dae-Sik Moon, Roger Smith, Nick Gautier, Michael Ressler, B. T. Soifer, Sean Lin, James Howard, John LaMarr, Todd M. Stolberg, Jeff Zink, "Mass producing an efficient NIR spectrograph", Proc. SPIE 5492, Ground-based Instrumentation for Astronomy, (30 September 2004); doi: 10.1117/12.550925; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.550925
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