20 July 2010 EAGLE: a MOAO fed multi-IFU NIR workhorse for E-ELT
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EAGLE is an instrument under consideration for the European Extremely Large Telescope (E-ELT). EAGLE will be installed at the Gravity Invariant Focal Station of the E-ELT. The baseline design consists of 20 IFUs deployable over a patrol field of ~40 arcmin2. Each IFU has an individual field of view of ~ 1.65" x 1.65". While EAGLE can operate with the Adaptive Optics correction delivered by the telescope, its full and unrivaled scientific power will be reached with the added value of its embedded Multi-Object Adaptive Optics System (MOAO). EAGLE will be a unique and efficient facility for spatially-resolved, spectroscopic surveys of high-redshift galaxies and resolved stellar populations. We detail the three main science drivers that have been used to specify the top level science requirements. We then present the baseline design of the instrument at the end of Phase A, and in particular its Adaptive Optics System. We show that the instrument has a readiness level that allows us to proceed directly into phase B, and we indicate how the instrument development is planned.
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Jean-Gabriel Cuby, Jean-Gabriel Cuby, Simon Morris, Simon Morris, Thierry Fusco, Thierry Fusco, Matthew Lehnert, Matthew Lehnert, Philip Parr-Burman, Philip Parr-Burman, Gerard Rousset, Gerard Rousset, Jean-Philippe Amans, Jean-Philippe Amans, Stephen Beard, Stephen Beard, Ian Bryson, Ian Bryson, Mathieu Cohen, Mathieu Cohen, Nigel Dipper, Nigel Dipper, Chris Evans, Chris Evans, Marc Ferrari, Marc Ferrari, Eric Gendron, Eric Gendron, Jean-Luc Gimenez, Jean-Luc Gimenez, Damien Gratadour, Damien Gratadour, Peter Hastings, Peter Hastings, Zoltan Hubert, Zoltan Hubert, Emmanuel Hugot, Emmanuel Hugot, Pascal Jagourel, Pascal Jagourel, Philippe Laporte, Philippe Laporte, Vincent Lebrun, Vincent Lebrun, David Le Mignant, David Le Mignant, Fabrice Madec, Fabrice Madec, Richard Myers, Richard Myers, Benoit Neichel, Benoit Neichel, Tim Morris, Tim Morris, Clelia Robert, Clelia Robert, Hermine Schnetler, Hermine Schnetler, Mark Swinbank, Mark Swinbank, Gordon Talbot, Gordon Talbot, William Taylor, William Taylor, Francois Vidal, Francois Vidal, Sébastien Vivès, Sébastien Vivès, Pascal Vola, Pascal Vola, Niraj Welikala, Niraj Welikala, Martyn Wells, Martyn Wells, } "EAGLE: a MOAO fed multi-IFU NIR workhorse for E-ELT", Proc. SPIE 7735, Ground-based and Airborne Instrumentation for Astronomy III, 77352D (20 July 2010); doi: 10.1117/12.856820; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.856820
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