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5 October 2012 Preflight performance of the Echelon-Cross-Echelle spectrograph for SOFIA
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The Echelon-Cross-Echelle Spectrograph (EXES) is one of the first generation instruments for the Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy (SOFIA). The primary goal of EXES is to provide high-resolution, cross-dispersed spectroscopy, with resolutions of 50,000-100,000 and wavelength coverage of 0.5-1.5% between 4.5 μm and 28.3 μm. EXES will also have medium (R=5000-25000) and low (R=1500-4000) modes available, as well as a target acquisition imaging mode and a pupil-imaging mode for alignment testing. EXES is scheduled for commissioning flights in February 2014. It will be available to the public for shared-risk observations in SOFIA’s Cycle 2. Here we give an overview of the design and capabilities of EXES as well as its laboratory performance to date.
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Curtis DeWitt, Matthew J. Richter, Mark E. McKelvey, Andreas Seifahrt, Michael Case, Joseph Barthel, Peter Zell, and Dana Lynch "Preflight performance of the Echelon-Cross-Echelle spectrograph for SOFIA", Proc. SPIE 8446, Ground-based and Airborne Instrumentation for Astronomy IV, 84461A (5 October 2012);

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