20 July 2010 Science requirements and performances for EAGLE for the E-ELT
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EAGLE is a Phase A study of a multi-IFU, near-IR spectrometer for the European Extremely Large Telescope (E-ELT). The design employs wide-field adaptive optics to deliver excellent image quality across a large (38.5 arcmin2) field. When combined with the light grasp of the E-ELT, EAGLE will be a unique and efficient facility for spatially-resolved, spectroscopic surveys of high-redshift galaxies and resolved stellar populations. Following a brief overview of the science case, here we summarise the functional and performance requirements that flow-down from it, provide illustrative performances from simulated observations, and highlight the strong synergies with the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) and the Atacama Large Millimeter Array (ALMA).
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C. J. Evans, M. D. Lehnert, J.-G. Cuby, S. L. Morris, M. Puech, N. Welikala, A. M. Swinbank, H. Schnetler, "Science requirements and performances for EAGLE for the E-ELT", Proc. SPIE 7735, Ground-based and Airborne Instrumentation for Astronomy III, 77355E (20 July 2010); doi: 10.1117/12.856098; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.856098
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