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Prime Focus Spectrograph (PFS) for the Subaru telescope: ongoing integration and future plans

Tamura, Naoyuki and Burnham, Jill A. and Cohen, Judith G. and Dekany, Richard G. and Hover, David J. and Reiley, Daniel J. and Roberts, Mitsuko (2018) Prime Focus Spectrograph (PFS) for the Subaru telescope: ongoing integration and future plans. In: Ground-based and Airborne Instrumentation for Astronomy VII. Proceedings of SPIE. Society of Photo-optical Instrumentation Engineers (SPIE) , Bellingham, WA, Art. No. 107021C. ISBN 9781510619579.

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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 recently started undertaking the commissioning process of a subsystem at the Subaru Telescope side, with the integration and test processes of the other subsystems ongoing in parallel. We are aiming to start engineering night-sky operations in 2019, and observations for scientific use in 2021. This article gives an overview of the instrument, current project status and future paths forward.

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Additional Information:© 2018 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 all the people involved with this PFS project in the past in various formats. Without their efforts and contributions, the project would not even start or continue to exist until 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 be sent to the staffs at Durham University in the United Kingdom, for their supports of the development of the PFS fiber system as the consultancy. 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
Academia SinicaUNSPECIFIED
Fundação de Amparo à Pesquisa do Estado de Sao 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, Yukiko Kamata, Akitoshi Ueda, Hrand Aghazarian, Stephané Arnouts, Robert H. Barkhouser, Philippe Balard, Rudy Barette, Mohamed Belhadi, Jill A. Burnham, Neven Caplar, Michael A. Carr, Pierre-Yves Chabaud, Yin-Chang Chang, Hsin-Yo Chen, Chueh-Yi Chou, You-Hua Chu, Judith G. Cohen, Rodorigo P. de Almeida, Antonio C. de Oliveira, Lígia S. de Oliveira, Richard G. Dekany, Kjetil Dohlen, Jesulino B. dos Santos, Leandro H. dos Santos, Richard S. Ellis, Maximilian Fabricius, Decio Ferreira, Hisanori Furusawa, Javier Garcia-Carpio, Mirek Golebiowski, Johannes Gross, James E. Gunn, Randolph Hammond, Albert Harding, Murdock Hart, Timothy M. Heckman, Paul T. P. Ho, Stephen C. Hope, David J. Hover, Shu-Fu Hsu, Yen-Shan Hu, Ping-Jie Huang, Sara Jamal, Marc Jaquet, Eric Jeschke, Yipeng Jing, Erin Kado-Fong, Jeniffer L. Karr, Masahiko Kimura, Matthew E. King, Michitaro Koike, 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 H. Mao, Danilo Marchesini, Lucas S. Marrara, Dmitry Medvedev, Sogo Mineo, Yosuke Minowa, Hitoshi Murayama, Graham J. Murray, Youichi Ohyama, Masato Onodera, Joseph Orndorff, Sandrine Pascal, Josh Peebles, Guillaume Pernot, Raphael Pourcelot, Daniel J. Reiley, Martin Reinecke, Mitsuko Roberts, Josimar A Rosa, Julien Rousselle, Alain Schmitt, Mark A. Schwochert, Micheal D. Seiffert, Hassan Siddiqui, Stephen A. Smee, Laerte Sodré, Aaron J. Steinkraus, Michael A. Strauss, Christian Surace, Philip J. Tait, Masahiro Takada, Tomonori Tamura, Masayuki Tanaka, Yoko Tanaka, Aniruddha R. Thakar, Orlando Verducci, Didier Vibert, Shiang-Yu Wang, Zuo Wang, Chih-Yi Wen, Suzanne Werner, Yoshihiko Yamada, Chi-Hung Yan, Naoki Yasuda, Hiroshige Yoshida, Michitoshi Yoshida, "Prime Focus Spectrograph (PFS) for the Subaru telescope: ongoing integration and future plans," Proc. SPIE 10702, Ground-based and Airborne Instrumentation for Astronomy VII, 107021C (27 July 2018); doi: 10.1117/12.2311871
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