22 July 2016 TAIPAN fibre feed and spectrograph: engineering overview
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TAIPAN will conduct a stellar and galaxy survey of the Southern sky. The TAIPAN positioner is being developed as a prototype for the MANIFEST instrument on the GMT. The TAIPAN Spectrograph is an AAO designed all-refractive 2-arm design that delivers a spectral resolution of R>2000 over the wavelength range 370-870 nm. It is fed by a custom fibre cable from the TAIPAN Starbugs positioner. The design for TAIPAN incorporates 150 optical fibres (with an upgrade path to 300). Presented is an engineering overview of the UKST Fibre Cable design used to support Starbugs, the custom slit design, and the overall design and build plan for the TAIPAN Spectrograph.
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Nicholas F. Staszak, Jon Lawrence, Ross Zhelem, Robert Content, Vladimir Churilov, Scott Case, Rebecca Brown, Andrew M. Hopkins, Kyler Kuehn, Naveen Pai, Urs Klauser, Vijay Nichani, Lew Waller, "TAIPAN fibre feed and spectrograph: engineering overview", Proc. SPIE 9912, Advances in Optical and Mechanical Technologies for Telescopes and Instrumentation II, 991223 (22 July 2016); doi: 10.1117/12.2233796; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2233796
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