28 June 2006 FLAMINGOS-2: the facility near-infrared wide-field imager and multi-object spectrograph for Gemini
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We report on the design and status of the FLAMINGOS-2 instrument - a fully-cryogenic facility near-infrared imager and multi-object spectrograph for the Gemini 8-meter telescopes. FLAMINGOS-2 has a refractive all-spherical optical system providing 0.18-arcsecond pixels and a 6.2-arcminute circular field-of-view on a 2048×2048-pixel HAWAII-2 0.9-2.4 μm detector array. A slit/decker wheel mechanism allows the selection of up to 9 multi-object laser-machined plates or 3 long slits for spectroscopy over a 6×2-arcminute field of view, and selectable grisms provide resolutions from ~1300 to ~3000 over the entire spectrograph bandpass. FLAMINGOS-2 is also compatible with the Gemini Multi- Conjugate Adaptive Optics system, providing multi-object spectroscopic capabilities over a 3×1-arcminute field with high spatial resolution (0.09-arcsec/pixel). We review the designs of optical, mechanical, electronics, software, and On- Instrument WaveFront Sensor subsystems. We also present the current status of the project, currently in final testing in mid-2006.
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Stephen Eikenberry, Stephen Eikenberry, Richard Elston, Richard Elston, S. Nicholas Raines, S. Nicholas Raines, Jeff Julian, Jeff Julian, Kevin Hanna, Kevin Hanna, David Hon, David Hon, Roger Julian, Roger Julian, R. Bandyopadhyay, R. Bandyopadhyay, J. Greg Bennett, J. Greg Bennett, Aaron Bessoff, Aaron Bessoff, Matt Branch, Matt Branch, Richard Corley, Richard Corley, John-David Eriksen, John-David Eriksen, Skip Frommeyer, Skip Frommeyer, Anthony Gonzalez, Anthony Gonzalez, Michael Herlevich, Michael Herlevich, Antonio Marin-Franch, Antonio Marin-Franch, Jose Marti, Jose Marti, Charlie Murphy, Charlie Murphy, David Rashkin, David Rashkin, Craig Warner, Craig Warner, Brian Leckie, Brian Leckie, W. Rusty Gardhouse, W. Rusty Gardhouse, Murray Fletcher, Murray Fletcher, Jennifer Dunn, Jennifer Dunn, Robert Wooff, Robert Wooff, Tim Hardy, Tim Hardy, } "FLAMINGOS-2: the facility near-infrared wide-field imager and multi-object spectrograph for Gemini", Proc. SPIE 6269, Ground-based and Airborne Instrumentation for Astronomy, 626917 (28 June 2006); doi: 10.1117/12.672095; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.672095


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