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30 September 2004 A high-efficiency near-infrared spectrograph for the Apache Point 3.5 m telescope
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A point-source spectrograph under development for the APO 3.5 m telescope offers resolving powers (R = λ/Δλ) of 1000 and 4000 in the near-IR (0.85-2.5 μm) while using wide slits matched to the seeing disk. The use of diamond-turned aluminum and crystal optics in a straightforward optical path coupled with a Hawaii-1RG detector provides excellent end-to-end efficiency of 32%-39% (including the telescope optics). Designed primarily for follow-up studies of brown dwarf and high redshift quasar candidates identified by wide-field surveys such as SDSS and 2MASS, this instrument will afford the 3.5 m telescope superb capability for a wide variety of science programs. In this paper we present the goals and design of the spectrograph and its expected performance.
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Alan Uomoto, Stephen A. Smee, and Robert H. Barkhouser "A high-efficiency near-infrared spectrograph for the Apache Point 3.5 m telescope", Proc. SPIE 5492, Ground-based Instrumentation for Astronomy, (30 September 2004);


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