7 August 2014 The instrument focal plane mask program at the Large Binocular Telescope
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Facility Instruments at the Large Binocular Telescope (LBT) include two spectrograph pairs, the LBT Near-IR Spectroscopic Utility with Camera and Integral Field Unit for Extragalactic Research (LUCI), a near-infrared imager and spectrograph pair, and the Multi-Object Double Spectrograph (MODS), a pair of dual-beam long-slit spectrographs. Both spectrograph designs utilize focal plane masks for long-slit and multi-slit observations. This paper describes the mask configuration and specification process for each instrument, as well as the steps in mask fabrication, handling, and installation.
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Robert O. Reynolds, Robert O. Reynolds, Mark Derwent, Mark Derwent, Jennifer Power, Jennifer Power, Olga Kuhn, Olga Kuhn, David Thompson, David Thompson, Thomas P. O'Brien, Thomas P. O'Brien, Richard W. Pogge, Richard W. Pogge, R. Mark Wagner, R. Mark Wagner, } "The instrument focal plane mask program at the Large Binocular Telescope", Proc. SPIE 9151, Advances in Optical and Mechanical Technologies for Telescopes and Instrumentation, 91514B (7 August 2014); doi: 10.1117/12.2055612; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2055612
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