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Mass producing an efficient NIR spectrograph

Wilson, J. C. and Henderson, Charles P. and Herter, Terry L. and Matthews, K. and Skrutskie, M. F. and Adams, Joseph D. and Moon, Dae-Sik and Smith, Roger and Gautier, Nick and Ressler, Mike and Soifer, B. T. and Lin, Sean and Howard, J. and LaMarr, J. and Stolberg, T. M. and Zink, J. (2004) Mass producing an efficient NIR spectrograph. In: Ground-based Instrumentation for Astronomy. Proceedings of SPIE. No.5492. Society of Photo-optical Instrumentation Engineers (SPIE) , Bellingham, WA, pp. 1295-1305.

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Four institutions are collaborating to design and build three near identical λ/Δλ ~2700 cross-dispersed near-infrared spectrographs for use on various 5-10 meter telescopes. The instrument design addresses the common observatory need for efficient, reliable near-infrared spectrographs through such features as broad wavelength coverage across 6 simultaneous orders (0.8 - 2.4 µm) in echelle format, real-time slit viewing through separate optics and detector, and minimal moving parts. Lastly, the collaborators are saving money and increasing the likelihood of success through economies of scale and sharing intellectual capital.

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Additional Information:© 2004 Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers (SPIE). Funding for the University of Virginia instrument comes in large part from a generous gift from the F.H. Levinson Fund of the Peninsula Community Foundation.
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Subject Keywords:Near Infrared, Spectroscopy, Cross-Dispersed
Series Name:Proceedings of SPIE
Issue or Number:5492
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Official Citation:John C. Wilson, Charles P. Henderson, Terry L. Herter, Keith Matthews, Michael F. Skrutskie, Joseph D. Adams, Dae-Sik Moon, Roger Smith, Nick Gautier, Michael Ressler, B. T. Soifer, Sean Lin, James Howard, John LaMarr, Todd M. Stolberg, Jeff Zink, "Mass producing an efficient NIR spectrograph", Proc. SPIE 5492, Ground-based Instrumentation for Astronomy, (30 September 2004); doi: 10.1117/12.550925;
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