3 August 2016 Operational performance of MOSFIRE with its cryogenic configurable slitmask unit at the W. M. Keck Observatory
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The Multi-Object Spectrograph for Infrared Exploration (MOSFIRE) achieved first light on the W. M. Keck Observatory’s Keck I telescope on 4 April 2012 and quickly became the most popular Keck I instrument. One of the primary reasons for the instrument’s popularity is that it uses a configurable slitmask unit developed by the Centre Suisse d’Electronique et Microtechnique (CSEM SA) to isolate the light from up to 46 objects simultaneously. In collaboration with the instrument development team and CSEM engineers, the Keck observatory staff present how MOSFIRE is successfully used, and we identify what contributed to routine and trouble free nighttime operations.
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Marc Kassis, Marc Kassis, Ian S. McLean, Ian S. McLean, Charles C. Steidel, Charles C. Steidel, Keith Matthews, Keith Matthews, James E. Lyke, James E. Lyke, Luca Rizzi, Luca Rizzi, Dwight Chan, Dwight Chan, Jason Weiss, Jason Weiss, Sean Adkins, Sean Adkins, Peter Spanoudakis, Peter Spanoudakis, Philippe Schwab, Philippe Schwab, Emmanuel Onillon, Emmanuel Onillon, Leszek Lisowski, Leszek Lisowski, Patrick Theurillat, Patrick Theurillat, Olivier Chételat, Olivier Chételat, Christophe Meier, Christophe Meier, "Operational performance of MOSFIRE with its cryogenic configurable slitmask unit at the W. M. Keck Observatory", Proc. SPIE 9908, Ground-based and Airborne Instrumentation for Astronomy VI, 99080E (3 August 2016); doi: 10.1117/12.2233006; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2233006
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