9 August 2016 Developing an integrated concept for the E-ELT Multi-Object Spectrograph (MOSAIC): design issues and trade-offs
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We present a discussion of the design issues and trade-offs that have been considered in putting together a new concept for MOSAIC,1, 2 the multi-object spectrograph for the E-ELT. MOSAIC aims to address the combined science cases for E-ELT MOS that arose from the earlier studies of the multi-object and multi-adaptive optics instruments (see MOSAIC science requirements in [3]). MOSAIC combines the advantages of a highly-multiplexed instrument targeting single-point objects with one which has a more modest multiplex but can spatially resolve a source with high resolution (IFU). These will span across two wavebands: visible and near-infrared.
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Myriam Rodrigues, Gavin Dalton, Ewan Fitzsimons, Fanny Chemla, Tim Morris, Francois Hammer, Mathieu Puech, Christopher Evans, Pascal Jagourel, "Developing an integrated concept for the E-ELT Multi-Object Spectrograph (MOSAIC): design issues and trade-offs", Proc. SPIE 9908, Ground-based and Airborne Instrumentation for Astronomy VI, 99089S (9 August 2016); doi: 10.1117/12.2232562; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2232562
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