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27 June 2006 The multi-object double spectrographs for the Large Binocular Telescope
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Ohio State is building two identical Multi-Object Double Spectrographs (MODS), one for each of the f/15 Gregorian foci of the Large Binocular Telescope (LBT). Each MODS is a high-throughput optical low- to medium-resolution CCD spectrometer operating in the 320-1000nm range with a 6.5-arcminute field-of-view. A dichroic distributes the science beam into separately-optimized red and blue channels that provide for direct imaging and up to 3 spectroscopic modes per channel. The identical MODS instruments may be operated together with digital data combination as a single instrument giving the LBT an effective aperture of 11.8-meter, or separately configured to flexibly use the twin 8.4-meter apertures. This paper describes progress on the integration and testing of MODS1, and plans for the deployment of MODS2 by the end of 2008 at the LBT.
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R. W. Pogge, B. Atwood, S. R. Belville, D. F. Brewer, P. L. Byard, D. L. DePoy, M. A. Derwent, J. Eastwood, R. Gonzalez, A. Krygier, J. R. Marshall, P. Martini, J. A. Mason, T. P. O'Brien, P. S. Osmer, D. P. Pappalardo, D. P. Steinbrecher, E. J. Teiga, and D. H. Weinberg "The multi-object double spectrographs for the Large Binocular Telescope", Proc. SPIE 6269, Ground-based and Airborne Instrumentation for Astronomy, 62690I (27 June 2006);


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