Integration, commissioning and performance of the UK FMOS spectrograph

Gavin B. Dalton, Ian J. Lewis, Ian A.J. Tosh, Colin Blackburn, David G. Bonfield, Charles, B. Brooks, Alan R. Holmes, Hanshin Lee, Tim R. Froud, Masayuki Akiyama, Naoyuki Tamura, Naruhisa Takato

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The UK FMOS spectrograph forms part of Subaru's FMOS multi-object infrared spectroscopy facility. The spectrograph was shipped to Hilo in component form in August of 2007. We describe the integration sequence for the spectrograph, the results of cooldown tests using a new chiller unit fitted to the spectrograph at the telescope, and alignment tests of the spectrograph, gratings and OH-suppression masks. We present the first-light observations for the spectrograph from May 2008.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationGround-based and Airborne Instrumentation for Astronomy II
Publication statusPublished - 2008
Externally publishedYes
EventGround-based and Airborne Instrumentation for Astronomy II - Marseille, France
Duration: 2008 Jun 232008 Jun 28

Publication series

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


OtherGround-based and Airborne Instrumentation for Astronomy II


  • Fiber spectroscopy
  • Infrared spectroscopy
  • Multi-Object spectroscopy
  • OH-Suppression.
  • VPH gratings

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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