Fiber scrambling for precise radial velocities at Lick and Keck observatories

J. F P Spronck*, D. A. Fischer, Z. A. Kaplan, C. Schwab

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Abstract

The detection of Earth analogs with radial velocity requires extreme Doppler precision and long term stability. Variations in the illumination of the slit and of the spectrograph optics occur on time scales of seconds and minutes, primarily because of guiding, seeing and focusing. These variations yield differences in the instrumental profile (IP). In order to stabilize the IP, we designed a fiber feed for the Hamilton spectrograph at Lick and for HIRES at Keck. Here, we report all results obtained with these fiber scramblers. We also present the design of a new double scrambler/pupil slicer for HIRES at Keck.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationGround-Based and Airborne Instrumentation for Astronomy IV
EditorsIan S. McLean, Suzanne K. Ramsay, Hideki Takami
Place of PublicationBellingham, WA
PublisherSPIE
Pages1-7
Number of pages7
Volume8446
ISBN (Print)9780819491473
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2012
Externally publishedYes
EventGround-Based and Airborne Instrumentation for Astronomy IV - Amsterdam, Netherlands
Duration: 1 Jul 20126 Jul 2012

Other

OtherGround-Based and Airborne Instrumentation for Astronomy IV
CountryNetherlands
CityAmsterdam
Period1/07/126/07/12

Keywords

  • Astronomical optics
  • Exoplanet detection
  • Optical fibers
  • Radial velocity

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