TAIPAN will conduct a stellar and galaxy survey of the Southern sky. The TAIPAN positioner is being developed as a prototype for the MANIFEST instrument on the GMT. The TAIPAN Spectrograph is an AAO designed all-refractive 2-arm design that delivers a spectral resolution of R>2000 over the wavelength range 370-870 nm. It is fed by a custom fibre cable from the TAIPAN Starbugs positioner. The design for TAIPAN incorporates 150 optical fibres (with an upgrade path to 300). Presented is an engineering overview of the UKST Fibre Cable design used to support Starbugs, the custom slit design, and the overall design and build plan for the TAIPAN Spectrograph.
|Title of host publication||Advances in optical and mechanical technologies for telescopes and instrumentation II|
|Editors||Ramón Navarro, James H. Burge|
|Place of Publication||Bellingham, Washington|
|Number of pages||20|
|Publication status||Published - 2016|
|Event||Advances in Optical and Mechanical Technologies for Telescopes and Instrumentation II - Edinburgh, United Kingdom|
Duration: 26 Jun 2016 → 1 Jul 2016
|Name||Proceedings of SPIE|
|Other||Advances in Optical and Mechanical Technologies for Telescopes and Instrumentation II|
|Period||26/06/16 → 1/07/16|
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