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27 July 2016 Maunakea spectroscopic explorer design development from feasibility concept to baseline design
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The Maunakea Spectroscopic Explorer is designed to be the largest non-ELT optical/NIR astronomical telescope, and will be a fully dedicated facility for multi-object spectroscopy over a broad range of spectral resolutions. The MSE design has progressed from feasibility concept into its current baseline design where the system configuration of main systems such as telescope, enclosure, summit facilities and instrument are fully defined. This paper will describe the engineering development of the main systems, and discuss the trade studies to determine the optimal telescope and multiplexing designs and how their findings are incorporated in the current baseline design.
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Kei Szeto, Hau Bai, Steven Bauman, David Crampton, Nicolas Flagey, Mike Gedig, Peter Gillingham, Xuefei Gong, Kevin Ho, Nathan Loewen, Alan McConnachie, Shan Mignot, Richard Murowinski, Derrick Salmon, Will Saunders, Siegfried Stiemer, Tom Vermeulen, Kanoa Withington, and Kai Zhang "Maunakea spectroscopic explorer design development from feasibility concept to baseline design", Proc. SPIE 9906, Ground-based and Airborne Telescopes VI, 99062J (27 July 2016); https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2234213
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