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9 July 2008 Characterization and testing of FLAMINGOS-2: the Gemini facility near-infrared multi-object spectrometer and wide-field imager
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FLAMINGOS-2 is a near-infrared wide-field imager and fully cryogenic multi-object spectrometer for Gemini Observatory being built by the University of Florida. FLAMINGOS-2 can simultaneously carry 9 custom cryogenic multi-object slit masks exchangeable without thermally cycling the entire instrument. Three selectable grisms provide resolving powers which are ~1300 to ~3000 over the entire spectrograph bandpass of 0.9-2.5 microns. We present and discuss characterization data for FLAMINGOS-2 including imaging throughput, image quality, spectral performance, and noise performance. After a lengthy integration process, we expect that FLAMINGOS-2 will be in the midst of commissioning at Gemini South by the fall of 2008.
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Steven N. Raines, Stephen S. Eikenberry, Reba M. Bandyopadhyay, Jeffrey A. Julian, Kevin T. Hanna, Craig D. Warner, Roger E. Julian, J. Greg Bennett, Curtis N. DeWitt, Skip Frommeyer, Anthony Gonzalez, Michael D. Herlevich, and Charles Murphey "Characterization and testing of FLAMINGOS-2: the Gemini facility near-infrared multi-object spectrometer and wide-field imager", Proc. SPIE 7014, Ground-based and Airborne Instrumentation for Astronomy II, 70143C (9 July 2008); doi: 10.1117/12.789271; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.789271
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