9 August 2016 Prime Focus Spectrograph (PFS) for the Subaru telescope: overview, recent progress, and future perspectives
Naoyuki Tamura; Naruhisa Takato; Atsushi Shimono; Yuki Moritani; Kiyoto Yabe; Yuki Ishizuka; Akitoshi Ueda; Yukiko Kamata; Hrand Aghazarian; Stéphane Arnouts; Gabriel Barban; Robert H. Barkhouser; Renato C. Borges; David F. Braun; Michael A. Carr; Pierre-Yves Chabaud; Yin-Chang Chang; Hsin-Yo Chen; Masashi Chiba; Richard C. Y. Chou; You-Hua Chu; Judith Cohen; Rodrigo P. de Almeida; Antonio C. de Oliveira; Ligia S. de Oliveira; Richard G. Dekany; Kjetil Dohlen; Jesulino B. dos Santos; Leandro H. dos Santos; Richard Ellis; Maximilian Fabricius; Didier Ferrand; Décio Ferreira; Mirek Golebiowski; Jenny E. Greene; Johannes Gross; James E. Gunn; Randolph Hammond; Albert Harding; Murdock Hart; Timothy M. Heckman; Christopher M. Hirata; Paul Ho; Stephen C. Hope; Larry Hovland; Shu-Fu Hsu; Yen-Shan Hu; Ping-Jie Huang; Marc Jaquet; Yipeng Jing; Jennifer Karr; Masahiko Kimura; Matthew E. King; Eiichiro Komatsu; Vincent Le Brun; Olivier Le Fèvre; Arnaud Le Fur; David Le Mignant; Hung-Hsu Ling; Craig P. Loomis; Robert H. Lupton; Fabrice Madec; Peter Mao; Lucas S. Marrara; Claudia Mendes de Oliveira; Yosuke Minowa; Chaz Morantz; Hitoshi Murayama; Graham J. Murray; Youichi Ohyama; Joseph Orndorff; Sandrine Pascal; Jefferson M. Pereira; Daniel Reiley; Martin Reinecke; Andreas Ritter; Mitsuko Roberts; Mark A. Schwochert; Michael D. Seiffert; Stephen A. Smee; Laerte Sodre; David N. Spergel; Aaron J. Steinkraus; Michael A. Strauss; Christian Surace; Yasushi Suto; Nao Suzuki; John Swinbank; Philip J. Tait; Masahiro Takada; Tomonori Tamura; Yoko Tanaka; Laurence Tresse; Orlando Verducci; Didier Vibert; Clement Vidal; Shiang-Yu Wang; Chih-Yi Wen; Chi-Hung Yan; Naoki Yasuda;
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Abstract
PFS (Prime Focus Spectrograph), a next generation facility instrument on the 8.2-meter Subaru Telescope, is a very wide-field, massively multiplexed, optical and near-infrared spectrograph. Exploiting the Subaru prime focus, 2394 reconfigurable fibers will be distributed over the 1.3 deg field of view. The spectrograph has been designed with 3 arms of blue, red, and near-infrared cameras to simultaneously observe spectra from 380nm to 1260nm in one exposure at a resolution of ~1.6 - 2.7Å. An international collaboration is developing this instrument under the initiative of Kavli IPMU. The project is now going into the construction phase aiming at undertaking system integration in 2017-2018 and subsequently carrying out engineering operations in 2018-2019. This article gives an overview of the instrument, current project status and future paths forward.
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Naoyuki Tamura, Naruhisa Takato, Atsushi Shimono, Yuki Moritani, Kiyoto Yabe, Yuki Ishizuka, Akitoshi Ueda, Yukiko Kamata, Hrand Aghazarian, Stéphane Arnouts, Gabriel Barban, Robert H. Barkhouser, Renato C. Borges, David F. Braun, Michael A. Carr, Pierre-Yves Chabaud, Yin-Chang Chang, Hsin-Yo Chen, Masashi Chiba, Richard C. Y. Chou, You-Hua Chu, Judith Cohen, Rodrigo P. de Almeida, Antonio C. de Oliveira, Ligia S. de Oliveira, Richard G. Dekany, Kjetil Dohlen, Jesulino B. dos Santos, Leandro H. dos Santos, Richard Ellis, Maximilian Fabricius, Didier Ferrand, Décio Ferreira, Mirek Golebiowski, Jenny E. Greene, Johannes Gross, James E. Gunn, Randolph Hammond, Albert Harding, Murdock Hart, Timothy M. Heckman, Christopher M. Hirata, Paul Ho, Stephen C. Hope, Larry Hovland, Shu-Fu Hsu, Yen-Shan Hu, Ping-Jie Huang, Marc Jaquet, Yipeng Jing, Jennifer Karr, Masahiko Kimura, Matthew E. King, Eiichiro Komatsu, Vincent Le Brun, Olivier Le Fèvre, Arnaud Le Fur, David Le Mignant, Hung-Hsu Ling, Craig P. Loomis, Robert H. Lupton, Fabrice Madec, Peter Mao, Lucas S. Marrara, Claudia Mendes de Oliveira, Yosuke Minowa, Chaz Morantz, Hitoshi Murayama, Graham J. Murray, Youichi Ohyama, Joseph Orndorff, Sandrine Pascal, Jefferson M. Pereira, Daniel Reiley, Martin Reinecke, Andreas Ritter, Mitsuko Roberts, Mark A. Schwochert, Michael D. Seiffert, Stephen A. Smee, Laerte Sodre, David N. Spergel, Aaron J. Steinkraus, Michael A. Strauss, Christian Surace, Yasushi Suto, Nao Suzuki, John Swinbank, Philip J. Tait, Masahiro Takada, Tomonori Tamura, Yoko Tanaka, Laurence Tresse, Orlando Verducci, Didier Vibert, Clement Vidal, Shiang-Yu Wang, Chih-Yi Wen, Chi-Hung Yan, Naoki Yasuda, "Prime Focus Spectrograph (PFS) for the Subaru telescope: overview, recent progress, and future perspectives", Proc. SPIE 9908, Ground-based and Airborne Instrumentation for Astronomy VI, 99081M (9 August 2016); doi: 10.1117/12.2232103; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2232103
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