24 July 2014 Prime focus instrument of prime focus spectrograph for Subaru telescope
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The Prime Focus Spectrograph (PFS) is a new optical/near-infrared multi-fiber spectrograph design for the prime focus of the 8.2m Subaru telescope. PFS will cover 1.3 degree diameter field with 2394 fibers to complement the imaging capability of Hyper SuprimeCam (HSC). The prime focus unit of PFS called Prime Focus Instrument (PFI) provides the interface with the top structure of Subaru telescope and also accommodates the optical bench in which Cobra fiber positioners are located. In addition, the acquisition and guiding (AG) cameras, the optical fiber positioner system, the cable wrapper, the fiducial fibers, illuminator, and viewer, the field element, and the telemetry system are located inside the PFI. The mechanical structure of the PFI was designed with special care such that its deflections sufficiently match those of the HSC’s Wide Field Corrector (WFC) so the fibers will stay on targets over the course of the observations within the required accuracy.
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Shiang-Yu Wang, David F. Braun, Mark A. Schwochert, Pin-Jie Huang, Masahiko Kimura, Hsin-Yo Chen, Daniel J. Reiley, Peter Mao, Charles D. Fisher, Naoyuki Tamura, Yin-Chang Chang, Yen-Sang Hu, Hung-Hsu Ling, Chih-Yi Wen, Richard C.-Y. Chou, Naruhisa Takato, Hajime Sugai, Youichi Ohyama, Hiroshi Karoji, Atsushi Shimono, Akitoshi Ueda, "Prime focus instrument of prime focus spectrograph for Subaru telescope", Proc. SPIE 9147, Ground-based and Airborne Instrumentation for Astronomy V, 91475Q (24 July 2014); doi: 10.1117/12.2057247; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2057247
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