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24 September 2012 A comparison of the mechanical design of fiber feeds for GRACES and GHOS
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The instrument group of the Herzberg Institute of Astrophysics has been commissioned by the Gemini Observatory to participate in a competitive conceptual design study for a new Gemini High-Resolution Optical Spectrograph (GHOS). Concurrently this same group is working in partnership with both the Gemini and CFH Telescopes to design the Gemini Remote Access to CFHT ESPaDOnS Spectrograph, (GRACES). Both these instruments will use a fiber feed allowing light received by the Gemini telescope to be processed via remotely positioned instruments. This paper will explore the similarities and differences in requirements, inherent challenges, concepts, design solutions and areas of concept sharing.
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Andre Anthony, Alexis Hill, John Pazder, Kei Szeto, Mark Halman, Eric Tollestrup, and Greg Barrick "A comparison of the mechanical design of fiber feeds for GRACES and GHOS", Proc. SPIE 8446, Ground-based and Airborne Instrumentation for Astronomy IV, 84464A (24 September 2012);

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