Final tests and commissioning of the UCL Echelle Spectrograph

Francisco Diego, Andy Charalambous, Adrian C. Fish, David D. Walker

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The University College London Echelle Spectrograph (UCLES) was commissioned in June 1988 at the Anglo-Australian Telescope (AAT). The main characteristics of this novel instrument are summarized. The use of ray tracing techniques not only for the optical design, but for alignment and calibration, is described. This has been very successful also for the control of UCLES. The results obtained during laboratory tests and during the first observing sessions at the AAT are presented, together with a description of future implementations.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationInstrumentation in Astronomy VII
Subtitle of host publicationSPIE astronomical telescopes and instrumentation for the 21st century
EditorsDavid L. Crawford
Number of pages15
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jul 1990
Externally publishedYes
EventSPIE Astronomical Telescopes and Instrumentation for the 21st Century - Tucson, United States
Duration: 11 Feb 199016 Feb 1990
Conference number: 7

Publication series

NameProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
ISSN (Print)0277-786X


ConferenceSPIE Astronomical Telescopes and Instrumentation for the 21st Century
Country/TerritoryUnited States


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