Active flexure compensation for the HROS spectrograph

Paolo D'Arrigo, Richard G. Bingham, Andrew Charalambous, Kambiz Saber-Sheikh, Trevor E. Savidge

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Abstract

The Cassegrain location of the high resolution optical spectrograph (HROS) for the 8-meter Gemini telescope presents a difficult challenge in controlling mechanical flexure. This is especially the case for a high-resolution spectrography, which requires large and heavy optical components. In HROS, to achieve the required spectrum stability of 2.0 micrometers /hr, we developed a closed-loop monitoring and correction system capable of measuring the spectrograph flexure in as it happens and actively compensating for image motion.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProc. SPIE 4008
Place of PublicationUK
Pages861-865
Number of pages5
Volume861
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 16 Aug 2000
EventProc. SPIE 4008 - Munich, Germany
Duration: 16 Aug 2000 → …

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NameOptical and IR Telescope Instrumentation and Detectors

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ConferenceProc. SPIE 4008
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D'Arrigo, P., Bingham, R. G., Charalambous, A., Saber-Sheikh, K., & Savidge, T. E. (2000). Active flexure compensation for the HROS spectrograph. In Proc. SPIE 4008 (Vol. 861, pp. 861-865). (Optical and IR Telescope Instrumentation and Detectors). UK. https://doi.org/10.1117/12.395549
D'Arrigo, Paolo ; Bingham, Richard G. ; Charalambous, Andrew ; Saber-Sheikh, Kambiz ; Savidge, Trevor E. / Active flexure compensation for the HROS spectrograph. Proc. SPIE 4008. Vol. 861 UK, 2000. pp. 861-865 (Optical and IR Telescope Instrumentation and Detectors).
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D'Arrigo, P, Bingham, RG, Charalambous, A, Saber-Sheikh, K & Savidge, TE 2000, Active flexure compensation for the HROS spectrograph. in Proc. SPIE 4008. vol. 861, Optical and IR Telescope Instrumentation and Detectors, UK, pp. 861-865, Proc. SPIE 4008, 16/08/00. https://doi.org/10.1117/12.395549

Active flexure compensation for the HROS spectrograph. / D'Arrigo, Paolo; Bingham, Richard G.; Charalambous, Andrew; Saber-Sheikh, Kambiz; Savidge, Trevor E.

Proc. SPIE 4008. Vol. 861 UK, 2000. p. 861-865 (Optical and IR Telescope Instrumentation and Detectors).

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D'Arrigo P, Bingham RG, Charalambous A, Saber-Sheikh K, Savidge TE. Active flexure compensation for the HROS spectrograph. In Proc. SPIE 4008. Vol. 861. UK. 2000. p. 861-865. (Optical and IR Telescope Instrumentation and Detectors). https://doi.org/10.1117/12.395549