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MEGARA focal plane subsystems



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Pérez Calpena, A. and Arrillaga, X. and Gil de Paz, Armando and Sánchez Blanco, E. and García Vargas, M. L. and Carrera, M. A. and Gallego Maestro, Jesús and Carrasco, E. and Sánchez, F. M. and Vílchez, J. M. (2012) MEGARA focal plane subsystems. Proceedings of SPIE, 8446 . ISSN 0277-786X

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1117/12.926068


MEGARA (Multi-Espectrografo en GTC de Alta Resolucion para Astronomia) is the future optical Integral-Field Unit (IFU) and Multi-Object Spectrograph (MOS) for GTC. The Fiber Units are placed at one Folded Cassegrain focus and feed the spectrograph located on a Nasmyth-type platform. This paper summarizes the status of the design of the MEGARA Folded Cassegrain Subsystems after the PDR (held on March 2012), as well as the prototyping that has been carried out during this phase. The MEGARA Fiber Unit has two IFUs: a Large Compact Bundle covering 12.5 arcsec x 11.3 arcsec on sky (100 microns fiber-core), and a Small Compact Bundle, of 8.5 arcsec x 6.7 arcsec (70 microns fiber-core), plus a Fiber MOS positioner, able to place up to 100 mini-bundles 7 fibers each (100 microns fiber-core) in MOS configuration within a 3.5arcmin x 3.5arcmin FOV. A field lens provides a telecentric focal plane where the fibers are located. Microlens arrays couple the telescope beam to the collimator focal ratio at the entrance of the fibers (providing the f/17 to f/3 focal ratio reduction to enter into the fibers). Finally, the fibers, organized in bundles, end in the pseudo-slit plate, which will be placed at the entrance focal plane of the MEGARA spectrographs.

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© 2012 SPIE. Conference on Ground-Based and Airborne Telescopes IV (2012. Amsterdam, Netherlands)

Uncontrolled Keywords:MEGARA; GTC; Fiber; Microlens; Pseudo-slit; Robotic positioners
Subjects:Sciences > Physics > Astrophysics
Sciences > Physics > Astronomy
ID Code:35301
Deposited On:27 Jan 2016 13:00
Last Modified:10 Dec 2018 15:05

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