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8 July 2014 Progress on the Gemini High-Resolution Optical SpecTrograph (GHOST) design
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The Gemini High-Resolution Optical SpecTrograph (GHOST) is the newest instrument being developed for the Gemini telescopes, in a collaboration between the Australian Astronomical Observatory (AAO), the NRC - Herzberg in Canada and the Australian National University (ANU). We describe the process of design optimisation that utilizes the unique strengths of the new partner, NRC - Herzberg, the design and need for the slit viewing camera system, and we describe a simplification for the lenslet-based slit reformatting. Finally, we out- line the updated project plan, and describe the unique scientific role this instrument will have in an international context, from exoplanets through to the distant Universe.
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Michael Ireland, Andre Anthony, Greg Burley, Eric Chisholm, Vladimir Churilov, Jennifer Dunn, Gabriella Frost, Jon Lawrence, David Loop, Peter McGregor, Sarah Martell, Alan McConnachie, Richard M. McDermid, John Pazder, Vlad Reshetov, J. Gordon Robertson, Andrew Sheinis, Julia Tims, Peter Young, and Ross Zhelem "Progress on the Gemini High-Resolution Optical SpecTrograph (GHOST) design", Proc. SPIE 9147, Ground-based and Airborne Instrumentation for Astronomy V, 91471J (8 July 2014);

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