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CROMOS: A cryogenic near-infrared, multi-object spectrometer for the VLT

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We discuss a cryogenic, multi-object near-infrared spectrometer as a second generation instrument for the VLT. The spectrometer combines 20 to 40 independent integral eld units (IFUs), which can be positioned by a cryogenic robot over the entire unvignetted eld of the VLT (~7'). Each IFU consists of a contiguous cluster of 20 to 30 pixels (0.15 to 0.25" per pixel). The individual IFUs have cold fore-optics and couple into the spectrograph with integrated bers-microlenses. The spectrometer has...

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10.1007/10857019_18

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MPLS, Physics, Astrophysics
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Pages:
118-127
Publication date:
2001-08-20
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uuid:93be01b8-d692-404f-b6d0-e0d7709c9e7e
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27193
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pubs:27193
ISBN:
3-540-43755-X
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