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20 July 2010 KMOS: assembly, integration and testing of three 0.8-2.5 micron spectrographs
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KMOS is a second generation instrument in construction for use at the European Southern Observatory (ESO) Very Large Telescope (VLT). It operates in the near-infrared (0.8 to 2.5 microns) and employs 24 deployable, image slicing integral field units (IFUs) feeding three spectrographs. The spectrographs are designed and built by a partnership of the University of Oxford and Rutherford Appleton Laboratories (RAL). We describe the assembly, integration and alignment procedures involved in the construction of these spectrographs in detail. We also present the results of the cryogenic optical tests, including the first data taken through the full spectrograph optical train and the details of the test facility and procedures involved.
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Richard J. Masters, Ian J. Lewis, Ian A. J. Tosh, Mathias Tecza, James Lynn, Robert E. J. Watkins, Andrew Clack, Roger L. Davies, Niranjan A. Thatte, Mike Tacon, Rick Makin, Jon Temple, and Alan Pearce "KMOS: assembly, integration and testing of three 0.8-2.5 micron spectrographs", Proc. SPIE 7735, Ground-based and Airborne Instrumentation for Astronomy III, 773551 (20 July 2010);

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