MSE acquisition and guider system focal plane hardware conceptual design

Peter R. Gillingham, Derrick Salmon, Nicolas Flagey, Kei Szeto, Richard Murowinski, Will Saunders

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Abstract

We discuss the Maunakea Spectroscopic Explorer (MSE) Acquisition and Guide (A and G) System conceptual focal plane hardware and operational requirements and pay detailed attention to the A and G system's three CMOS cameras' areas and sensitivities needed to assure a high success rate in acquiring suitable guide stars. Ways to provide auxiliary functions, including the measurement of defocus and misalignment of the telescope optics, are also discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationGround-Based and Airborne Telescopes VIII
EditorsHeather K. Marshall, Jason Spyromilio, Tomonori Usuda
Place of PublicationBellingham, Washington
PublisherSPIE
Pages1144548-1-1144548-15
Number of pages15
ISBN (Electronic)9781510636781
ISBN (Print)9781510636774
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 13 Dec 2020
EventGround-Based and Airborne Telescopes VIII 2020 - Virtual, Online, United States
Duration: 14 Dec 202022 Dec 2020

Publication series

NameProceedings of SPIE
PublisherSPIE
Volume11445
ISSN (Print)0277-786X
ISSN (Electronic)1996-756X

Conference

ConferenceGround-Based and Airborne Telescopes VIII 2020
CountryUnited States
CityVirtual, Online
Period14/12/2022/12/20

Keywords

  • A&G
  • Acquisition and guiding
  • MSE
  • Multi object spectrograph
  • Star counts

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