ULTIMATE-Subaru: Enhancing the Subaru's wide-field capability with GLAO

Yosuke Minowa, Yusei Koyama, Yoshito Ono, Ichi Tanaka, Takashi Hattori, Christophe Clergeon, Masayuki Akiyama, Tadayuki Kodama, Kentaro Motohara, François Rigaut, Céline D'orgeville, Shiang Yu Wang, Michitoshi Yoshida

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ULTIMATE-Subaru is a next large facility instrument project at Subaru telescope. We will develop a 14x14 arcmin2 wide-field near-infrared (1.0-2.5μm) imager and a multi-object spectrograph with the aid of a ground- layer adaptive optics system (GLAO), which will uniformly improve the seeing by a factor of 2 over a wide field of view up to ∼20 arcmin in diameter. The expected spatial resolution by the GLAO correction is about 0.2 arcsec FWHM in K-band under moderate seeing conditions at Subaru telescope. ULTIMATE-Subaru will provide a unique capability to realize wide-field and high spatial resolution survey observations in near infrared in the era of TMT. In this paper, we introduce the project overview including the GLAO and near-infrared instrument conceptual design. We also describe the future wide-field strategy at Subaru telescope with ULTIMATE-Subaru together with HSC and PFS.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAdvances in Optical Astronomical Instrumentation 2019
EditorsSimon Ellis, Celine d'Orgeville
ISBN (Electronic)9781510631465
Publication statusPublished - 2020
EventAdvances in Optical Astronomical Instrumentation 2019 - Melbourne, Australia
Duration: 2019 Dec 92019 Dec 12

Publication series

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


ConferenceAdvances in Optical Astronomical Instrumentation 2019


  • Adaptive optics
  • GLAO
  • Near infrared
  • Wide-field survey

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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