21 July 2014 Commissioning ShARCS: the Shane adaptive optics infrared camera-spectrograph for the Lick Observatory Shane 3-m telescope
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We describe the design and first-light early science performance of the Shane Adaptive optics infraRed Camera- Spectrograph (ShARCS) on Lick Observatory’s 3-m Shane telescope. Designed to work with the new ShaneAO adaptive optics system, ShARCS is capable of high-efficiency, diffraction-limited imaging and low-dispersion grism spectroscopy in J, H, and K-bands. ShARCS uses a HAWAII-2RG infrared detector, giving high quantum efficiency (<80%) and Nyquist sampling the diffraction limit in all three wavelength bands. The ShARCS instrument is also equipped for linear polarimetry and is sensitive down to 650 nm to support future visible-light adaptive optics capability. We report on the early science data taken during commissioning.
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Rosalie McGurk, Constance Rockosi, Donald Gavel, Renate Kupke, Michael Peck, Terry Pfister, Jim Ward, William Deich, John Gates, Elinor Gates, Barry Alcott, David Cowley, Daren Dillon, Kyle Lanclos, Dale Sandford, Mike Saylor, Srikar Srinath, Jason Weiss, Andrew Norton, "Commissioning ShARCS: the Shane adaptive optics infrared camera-spectrograph for the Lick Observatory Shane 3-m telescope", Proc. SPIE 9148, Adaptive Optics Systems IV, 91483A (21 July 2014); doi: 10.1117/12.2057027; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2057027
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