Matuszewski, Mateusz and Chang, Daphne and Crabill, Robert M. and Martin, D. Christopher and Moore, Anna M. and Morrissey, Patrick and Rahman, Shahinur (2010) The Cosmic Web Imager: An integral field spectrograph for the Hale Telescope at Palomar Observatory: Instrument design and first results. In: Ground-Based and Airborne Instrumentation for Astronomy III. Proceedings of SPIE (7735). Society of Photo-optical Instrumentation Engineers (SPIE) , Bellingham, WA, Art. No. 77350P. ISBN 978-0-81948-225-9 http://resolver.caltech.edu/CaltechAUTHORS:20110329-084157258
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We describe the Cosmic Web Imager (CWI), a UV-VIS integral field spectrograph designed for the Hale 200" telescope at the Palomar Observatory. CWI has been built specifically for the observation of diffuse radiation. The instrument field of view is 60" x 40" with spectral resolving power of R ~5000 and seeing limited spatial resolution. It utilizes volume phase holographic gratings and is intended to cover the spectral range 3800Å to 9500Å with an instantaneous bandwidth of ~450Å. CWI saw first light in July 2009, and conducted its first successful scientific observations in May 2010.
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|Additional Information:||© 2010 SPIE. This material is based upon work supported by Caltech and the NSF Under Award No. AST-0505381. We extend special thanks to the wonderful staff at Palomar Observatory and the talented and caring people at Caltech Optical Observatories.|
|Subject Keywords:||Cosmology; Integral Field Spectroscopy; VPH Gratings; Cosmic Web Imager|
|Official Citation:||Mateusz Matuszewski, Daphne Chang, Robert M. Crabill, D. Christopher Martin, Anna M. Moore, Patrick Morrissey and Shahinur Rahman, "The Cosmic Web Imager: an integral field spectrograph for the Hale Telescope at Palomar Observatory: instrument design and first results", Proc. SPIE 7735, 77350P (2010); doi:10.1117/12.856644|
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|Deposited By:||Tony Diaz|
|Deposited On:||07 Apr 2011 03:47|
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