Development status of the simultaneous two-color near-infrared multi-object spectrograph SWIMS for the TAO 6.5m telescope

Masahiro Konishi, Kentaro Motohara, Hidenori Takahashi, Natsuko Kato, Yasunori Terao, Hirofumi Ohashi, Yukihiro Kono, Kosuke Kushibiki, Tadayuki Kodama, Masao Hayashi, Ichi Tanaka, Ken Ichi Tadaki, Jun Toshikawa, Yusei Koyama, Rhythm Shimakawa, Tomoko Suzuki, Ken Tateuchi, Yutaro Kitagawa, Yutaka Kobayakawa, Soya TodoTsutomu Aoki, Mamoru Doi, Bunyo Hatsukade, Takafumi Kamizuka, Kotaro Kohno, Takeo Minezaki, Takashi Miyata, Tomoki Morokuma, Shigeyuki Sako, Takao Soyano, Toshihiko Tanabé, Masuo Tanaka, Ken'Ichi Tarusawa, Yoichi Tamura, Shintaro Koshida, Ryou Ohsawa, Masahito Uchiyama, Tomohiro Mori, Jumpei Yamaguchi, Yutaka Yoshida, Yuzuru Yoshii

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Abstract

The Simultaneous-color Wide-field Infrared Multi-object Spectrograph, SWIMS, is a first-generation near-infrared instrument for the University of Tokyo Atacama Observatory (TAO) 6.5m Telescope now being constructed in northern Chile. To utilize the advantage of the site that almost continuous atmospheric window appears from 0.9 to 2.5 μm, the instrument is capable of simultaneous two-color imaging with a field-of-view of 9.′6 in diameter or λ/Δλ 1000 multi-object spectroscopy at 0.9-2.5 μm in a single exposure. The instrument has been trans- ported in 2017 to the Subaru Telescope as a PI-type instrument for carrying out commissioning observations before starting science operation on the 6.5m telescope. In this paper, we report the latest updates on the instrument and present preliminary results from the on-sky performance verification observations.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationGround-based and Airborne Instrumentation for Astronomy VII
EditorsLuc Simard, Luc Simard, Christopher J. Evans, Hideki Takami
PublisherSPIE
ISBN (Print)9781510619579
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2018 Jan 1
EventGround-based and Airborne Instrumentation for Astronomy VII 2018 - Austin, United States
Duration: 2018 Jun 102018 Jun 14

Publication series

NameProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
Volume10702
ISSN (Print)0277-786X
ISSN (Electronic)1996-756X

Other

OtherGround-based and Airborne Instrumentation for Astronomy VII 2018
CountryUnited States
CityAustin
Period18/6/1018/6/14

Keywords

  • TAO 6.5m telescope
  • integral field unit
  • multi-object spectroscopy
  • near infrared
  • wide-field imager

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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    Konishi, M., Motohara, K., Takahashi, H., Kato, N., Terao, Y., Ohashi, H., Kono, Y., Kushibiki, K., Kodama, T., Hayashi, M., Tanaka, I., Tadaki, K. I., Toshikawa, J., Koyama, Y., Shimakawa, R., Suzuki, T., Tateuchi, K., Kitagawa, Y., Kobayakawa, Y., ... Yoshii, Y. (2018). Development status of the simultaneous two-color near-infrared multi-object spectrograph SWIMS for the TAO 6.5m telescope. In L. Simard, L. Simard, C. J. Evans, & H. Takami (Eds.), Ground-based and Airborne Instrumentation for Astronomy VII [1070226] (Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering; Vol. 10702). SPIE. https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2310060