24 September 2012 Design, testing, and performance of the Hobby Eberly Telescope prime focus instrument package
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The Hobby-Eberly Telescope (HET) is undergoing an upgrade to increase the field of view to 22 arc-minutes with the dark energy survey HETDEX the initial science goal [1]. Here we report on the engineering development of a suite of instruments located at prime focus of the upgraded HET. The Prime Focus Instrument Package (PFIP) contains acquisition, guiding, and wave front sensing instrumentation [2], the fiber feeds for the facility spectrographs (VIRUS, HRS, MRS, LRS2), and ancillary hardware. This paper reviews the design and functions of the PFIP and presents details of the mechanical design, integration and testing.
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Brian Vattiat, Brian Vattiat, Gary J. Hill, Gary J. Hill, Hanshin Lee, Hanshin Lee, Dave M. Perry, Dave M. Perry, Marc D. Rafal, Marc D. Rafal, Tom Rafferty, Tom Rafferty, Richard Savage, Richard Savage, Charles A. Taylor, Charles A. Taylor, Walter Moreira, Walter Moreira, Michael Smith, Michael Smith, } "Design, testing, and performance of the Hobby Eberly Telescope prime focus instrument package", Proc. SPIE 8446, Ground-based and Airborne Instrumentation for Astronomy IV, 844672 (24 September 2012); doi: 10.1117/12.926413; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.926413
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