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Prime Focus Spectrograph (PFS) for the Subaru Telescope: Overview, recent progress, and future perspectives

Tamura, Naoyuki and Cohen, Judith G. and Dekany, Richard G. and Mao, Peter and Reiley, Daniel J. and Roberts, Mitsuko (2016) Prime Focus Spectrograph (PFS) for the Subaru Telescope: Overview, recent progress, and future perspectives. In: Ground-based and Airborne Instrumentation for Astronomy VI. Proceedings of SPIE. No.9908. Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers (SPIE) , Bellingham, WA, Art. No. 99081M. ISBN 978-1-5106-0196-3.

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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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Additional Information:© 2016 Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers (SPIE). We appreciate all the contributions from the PFS science team to the instrument requirements definitions and the survey planning. We also thank the people involved with this PFS project in the past in any formats. Without their efforts and contributions, the project would not even exist now. We are grateful to the staffs (in addition to those on the author list) at National Astronomical Observatory of Japan and the Subaru Telescope observatory for their contributions to the development of the PFS instrument, the modifications of the telescope system and other infrastructures to accept PFS, the preparations of PFS system integration and engineering observations, and various other aspects such as the administrative supports. Our thanks should also go to the staffs at Durham University, UK, for their supports of the development of the PFS fiber system as the consultancy. We are grateful to the external reviewers at the PFI critical design review (Kim Aaron, Mark Colavita, Randy Foehner, Kirk Seaman from JPL, French Leger from University of Washington, and Ted Huang from ASIAA) for their insightful and valuable inputs. We gratefully acknowledge support from the Funding Program for World-Leading Innovative R&D on Science and Technology (FIRST) program "Subaru Measurements of Images and Redshifts (SuMIRe)", CSTP, Japan. This work is supported by JSPS KAKENHI Grant Numbers JP15H05893, JP15K21733, and JP15H05892. The work in ASIAA, Taiwan, is supported by the Academia Sinica of Taiwan. The work in Brazil is supported by the FAPESP grant 2012/00800-4.
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Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS)JP15H05893
Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS)JP15K21733
Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS)JP15H05892
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Fundação de Amparo à Pesquisa do Estado de São Paulo (FAPESP)2012/00800-4
Subject Keywords:Subaru Telescope, future instrument, wide-field instrument, multi-object spectroscopy, optical and near-infrared spectroscopy, optical spectroscopy, near-infrared spectroscopy, international collaboration, optical fibers
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Official Citation: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 (August 9, 2016); doi:10.1117/12.2232103.
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