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13 February 2003 The Phoenix spectrograph at Gemini South
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Phoenix, a high resolution near-infrared spectrograph build by NOAO, was first used on the Gemini South telescope in December 2001. Previously on the Kitt Peak 2.1 and 4 meter telescopes, Phoenix received a new detector, as well as modified refrigeration, mounting, and handling equipment, prior to being sent to Gemini South. Using a two-pixel slit the resolution is ~75,000, making Phoenix the highest resolution infrared spectrograph available on a 6-10 meter class telescope at the current time. Modifications to and performance of the instrument are discussed. Some results on Magellanic cloud stars, brown dwarf stars, premain-sequence objects, and stellar exotica are reviewed briefly.
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Kenneth Harry Hinkle, Robert D. Blum, Richard R. Joyce, Nigel Sharp, Stephen T. Ridgway, Nicole S. van der Bliek, B. Rogers, V. Smith, and J. Valenti "The Phoenix spectrograph at Gemini South", Proc. SPIE 4834, Discoveries and Research Prospects from 6- to 10-Meter-Class Telescopes II, (13 February 2003);

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