The New Coudé Échelle Spectrograph for the Anglo Australian Telescope

David D. Walker, Francisco Diego

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Abstract

During 1983, the advisory committee for instrumentation at the Anglo Australian Telescope (AAT) recommended that, as a matter of high priority, an échelle spectrograph should be procured for the f/36 coudé focus. The aim was to satisfy the high spectral-resolution needs of the community which, hereto, have been neglected. We at University College London (UCL) were invited to consider the design and our proposal was subsequently accepted by the Board. We are now at an advanced stage in optimizing the optical system, and mechanical design is proceeding. We plan to test the complete system in the laboratory at UCL prior to installation and commissioning at the AAT which we anticipate will be during 1987.
This paper is intended as a general introduction to the design philosophy of the instrument, paying particular attention to the properties of the detectors with which it will be used. Some implications on the requirements for similar instruments at future very large telescopes are also discussed.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationInternational Astronomical Union Colloquium
Subtitle of host publicationVery Large Telescopes, their Instrumentation and Programs
EditorsM. H. Ulrich, K. Kjaer
Place of PublicationGarching
PublisherEuropean Southern Observatory
Pages499-513
Number of pages15
Volume79
ISBN (Print)3923524196, 9783923524198
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 1984
Externally publishedYes
EventInternational Astronomical Union Colloquium: Very Large Telescopes, their Instrumentation and Programs - Garching, Germany
Duration: 9 Apr 198412 Apr 1984
https://www.cambridge.org/core/journals/international-astronomical-union-colloquium/issue/B8B75D64B0E7DA0207C4B1E7FC3BE12E

Publication series

NameProceedings of the International Astronomical Union
PublisherCambridge University Press
Volume79
ISSN (Print)1743-9213
ISSN (Electronic)1743-9221

Conference

ConferenceInternational Astronomical Union Colloquium
CountryGermany
CityGarching
Period9/04/8412/04/84
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Spectrographs
Telescopes
Spectral resolution
Optical systems
Detectors

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Walker, D. D., & Diego, F. (1984). The New Coudé Échelle Spectrograph for the Anglo Australian Telescope. In M. H. Ulrich, & K. Kjaer (Eds.), International Astronomical Union Colloquium: Very Large Telescopes, their Instrumentation and Programs (Vol. 79, pp. 499-513). (Proceedings of the International Astronomical Union; Vol. 79). Garching: European Southern Observatory. https://doi.org/10.1017/S0252921100108632
Walker, David D. ; Diego, Francisco. / The New Coudé Échelle Spectrograph for the Anglo Australian Telescope. International Astronomical Union Colloquium: Very Large Telescopes, their Instrumentation and Programs. editor / M. H. Ulrich ; K. Kjaer. Vol. 79 Garching : European Southern Observatory, 1984. pp. 499-513 (Proceedings of the International Astronomical Union).
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Walker, DD & Diego, F 1984, The New Coudé Échelle Spectrograph for the Anglo Australian Telescope. in MH Ulrich & K Kjaer (eds), International Astronomical Union Colloquium: Very Large Telescopes, their Instrumentation and Programs. vol. 79, Proceedings of the International Astronomical Union, vol. 79, European Southern Observatory, Garching, pp. 499-513, International Astronomical Union Colloquium, Garching, Germany, 9/04/84. https://doi.org/10.1017/S0252921100108632

The New Coudé Échelle Spectrograph for the Anglo Australian Telescope. / Walker, David D.; Diego, Francisco.

International Astronomical Union Colloquium: Very Large Telescopes, their Instrumentation and Programs. ed. / M. H. Ulrich; K. Kjaer. Vol. 79 Garching : European Southern Observatory, 1984. p. 499-513 (Proceedings of the International Astronomical Union; Vol. 79).

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Walker DD, Diego F. The New Coudé Échelle Spectrograph for the Anglo Australian Telescope. In Ulrich MH, Kjaer K, editors, International Astronomical Union Colloquium: Very Large Telescopes, their Instrumentation and Programs. Vol. 79. Garching: European Southern Observatory. 1984. p. 499-513. (Proceedings of the International Astronomical Union). https://doi.org/10.1017/S0252921100108632