28 July 2014 Conceptual design of a low resolution spectrograph for the Astronomical Observatory of Córdoba
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We present a conceptual design for a low resolution optical spectrograph for the Astronomical Observatory of Cordoba 1.54m telescope. The simple instrument is required to cover a broad wavelength range (4000A<λ <9000A with 3000A simultaneous coverage) at a resolution of R=λ/∆λ ~ 500, allowing its use as a versatile astronomical spectrograph. In particular, we explore the use of inexpensive commercial off-the-shelf lenses, gratings, and a CCD system to create a small and simple spectrograph that has reasonable performance. We carefully measure properties of the lenses and demonstrate that they have excellent image quality and high throughput.
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D. Q. Nagasawa, J. L. Marshall, D. L. DePoy, N. Mondrik, "Conceptual design of a low resolution spectrograph for the Astronomical Observatory of Córdoba", Proc. SPIE 9147, Ground-based and Airborne Instrumentation for Astronomy V, 91472L (28 July 2014); doi: 10.1117/12.2056679; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2056679
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