Progress on the gemini high-resolution optical spectrograph (ghost) design

Michael Ireland*, Andre Anthony, Greg Burley, Eric Chisholm, Vladimir Churilov, Jennifer Dunn, Gabriella Frost, Jon Lawrence, David Loop, Peter McGregor, Sarah Martell, Alan McConnachie, Richard M. McDermid, John Pazder, Vlad Reshetov, J. G. Robertson, Andrew Sheinis, Julia Tims, Peter Young, Ross Zhelem

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    Abstract

    The Gemini High-Resolution Optical SpecTrograph (GHOST) is the newest instrument being developed for the Gemini telescopes, in a collaboration between the Australian Astronomical Observatory (AAO), the NRC - Herzberg in Canada and the Australian National University (ANU). We describe the process of design optimisation that utilizes the unique strengths of the new partner, NRC - Herzberg, the design and need for the slit viewing camera system, and we describe a simplification for the lenslet-based slit reformatting. Finally, we out- line the updated project plan, and describe the unique scientific role this instrument will have in an international context, from exoplanets through to the distant Universe.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationGround-Based and Airborne Instrumentation for Astronomy V
    EditorsSuzanne K. Ramsay, Ian S. McLean, Hideki Takami
    Place of PublicationWashington, DC
    PublisherSPIE
    Pages1-10
    Number of pages10
    Volume9147
    ISBN (Electronic)9780819496157
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2014
    EventGround-Based and Airborne Instrumentation for Astronomy V - Montreal, Canada
    Duration: 22 Jun 201426 Jun 2014

    Publication series

    NameProceedings of SPIE
    PublisherSPIE-INT SOC OPTICAL ENGINEERING
    Volume9147
    ISSN (Print)0277-786X

    Other

    OtherGround-Based and Airborne Instrumentation for Astronomy V
    Country/TerritoryCanada
    CityMontreal
    Period22/06/1426/06/14

    Keywords

    • spectrograph
    • spectroscopy
    • echelle
    • high resolution
    • radial velocity

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