24 September 2012 Mechanical design of NESSI: New Mexico Tech extrasolar spectroscopic survey instrument
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NESSI: the New Mexico Tech Extrasolar Spectroscopic Survey Instrument is a ground-based multi-object spectrograph that operates in the near-infrared. It will be installed on one of the Nasmyth ports of the Magdalena Ridge Observatory (MRO) 2.4-meter Telescope. NESSI operates stationary to the telescope fork so as not to produce differential flexure between internal opto-mechanical components during or between observations. In this paper we report on NESSI's detailed mechanical and opto-mechanical design, and the planning for mechanical construction, assembly, integration and verification.
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Fernando G. Santoro, Fernando G. Santoro, Andres M. Olivares, Andres M. Olivares, Christopher D. Salcido, Christopher D. Salcido, Stephen R. Jimenez, Stephen R. Jimenez, Colby A. Jurgenson, Colby A. Jurgenson, Michelle J. Creech-Eakman, Michelle J. Creech-Eakman, Michael A. Hrynevych, Michael A. Hrynevych, Luke M. Schmidt, Luke M. Schmidt, Heather Bloemhard, Heather Bloemhard, Matt Napolitano, Matt Napolitano, Robert Selina, Robert Selina, Penelope J. Boston, Penelope J. Boston, Gautam Vasisht, Gautam Vasisht, Mark R. Swain, Mark R. Swain, Pieter D. Deroo, Pieter D. Deroo, } "Mechanical design of NESSI: New Mexico Tech extrasolar spectroscopic survey instrument", Proc. SPIE 8446, Ground-based and Airborne Instrumentation for Astronomy IV, 84469G (24 September 2012); doi: 10.1117/12.926282; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.926282
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