24 September 2012 A spectrograph instrument concept for the Prime Focus Spectrograph (PFS) on Subaru Telescope
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We describe the conceptual design of the spectrograph opto-mechanical concept for the SuMIRe Prime Focus Spectrograph (PFS) being developed for the SUBARU telescope. The SuMIRe PFS will consist of four identical spectrographs, each receiving 600 fibers from a 2400 fiber robotic positioner at the prime focus. Each spectrograph will have three channels covering in total, a wavelength range from 380 nm to 1300 nm. The requirements for the instrument are summarized in Section 1. We present the optical design and the optical performance and analysis in Section 2. Section 3 introduces the mechanical design, its requirements and the proposed concepts. Finally, the AIT phases for the Spectrograph System are described in Section 5.
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Sébastien Vivès, David Le Mignant, Fabrice Madec, Marc Jaquet, Eric Prieto, Laurent Martin, Olivier Le Fèvre, James Gunn, Michael Carr, Stephen Smee, Robert Barkhouser, Hajime Sugai, Naoyuki Tamura, "A spectrograph instrument concept for the Prime Focus Spectrograph (PFS) on Subaru Telescope", Proc. SPIE 8446, Ground-based and Airborne Instrumentation for Astronomy IV, 84464P (24 September 2012); doi: 10.1117/12.927154; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.927154
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