15 July 2010 Performances of X-shooter, the new wide-band intermediate resolution spectrograph at the VLT
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Abstract
X-shooter is the first second-generation instrument newly commissioned a the VLT. It is a high efficiency single target intermediate resolution spectrograph covering the range 300 - 2500 nm in a single shot. We summarize the main characteristics of the instrument and present its performances as measured during commissioning and the first months of science operations.
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J. Vernet, J. Vernet, H. Dekker, H. Dekker, S. D'Odorico, S. D'Odorico, E. Mason, E. Mason, P. Di Marcantonio, P. Di Marcantonio, M. Downing, M. Downing, E. Elswijk, E. Elswijk, G. Finger, G. Finger, G. Fischer, G. Fischer, F. Kerber, F. Kerber, L. Kern, L. Kern, J.-L. Lizon, J.-L. Lizon, C. Lucuix, C. Lucuix, V. Mainieri, V. Mainieri, A. Modigliani, A. Modigliani, F. Patat, F. Patat, S. Ramsay, S. Ramsay, P. Santin, P. Santin, M. Vidali, M. Vidali, P. Groot, P. Groot, I. Guinouard, I. Guinouard, F. Hammer, F. Hammer, L. Kaper, L. Kaper, P. Kjærgaard-Rasmussen, P. Kjærgaard-Rasmussen, R. Navarro, R. Navarro, S. Randich, S. Randich, F. Zerbi, F. Zerbi, } "Performances of X-shooter, the new wide-band intermediate resolution spectrograph at the VLT", Proc. SPIE 7735, Ground-based and Airborne Instrumentation for Astronomy III, 77351I (15 July 2010); doi: 10.1117/12.857124; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.857124
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