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24 September 2012 Instrumentation at the Subaru Telescope
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In these two years, FMOS was fully commissioned and the laser guide star mode of AO188 became available for open use. The telescope was recovered from coolant leak accident and the two damaged instruments, Suprime-Cam and FOCAS, will both be back in operation in 2012. All the components of the Hyper Suprime-Cam (HSC) were transported to the telescope site and on-sky engineering will start in the summer 2012. As a future facility instrument, Prime-Focus Spectrograph (PFS), an optical to near-IR multi-object spectrograph with 2400 fibers, was endorsed by Japanese community and the project is in PDR phase. Upgrading MOIRCS, IRCS and HDS are on going. Several visiting instruments are also planed. The feasibility of a ground-layer AO with a wide-field NIR instrument is beeing investigated for a possible next facility instrument after PFS.
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Naruhisa Takato and Ikuru Iwata "Instrumentation at the Subaru Telescope", Proc. SPIE 8446, Ground-based and Airborne Instrumentation for Astronomy IV, 844605 (24 September 2012); https://doi.org/10.1117/12.927266
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