GNOMOS: The Gemini NIR-Optical Multi Object Spectrograph

Дата и время публикации : 2012-03-19T20:00:01Z

Авторы публикации и институты :
Ricardo P. Schiavon
Andy Adamson
Kristin Chiboucas
Ruben Diaz
Tom Geballe
German Gimeno
Percy Gomez
Pascale Hibon
Paul Hirst
Inger Jorgensen
Kathleen Labrie
Sandy Leggett
Marie Lemoine-Busserolle
Nancy Levenson
Rachel Mason
Richard McDermid
Bryan Miller
Atsuko Nitta
Peter Pessev
Bernadette Rodgers
Mischa Schirmer
Chad Trujillo
James Turner

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Коментарии к cтатье: 9 pages, no figures. This paper has been withdrawn because it was supposed to be an internal Gemini document
Первичная категория: astro-ph.IM

Все категории : astro-ph.IM, astro-ph.CO, astro-ph.EP, astro-ph.GA, astro-ph.SR

Краткий обзор статьи: This paper is a response to a call for white papers solicited by Gemini Observatory and its Science and Technology Advisory Committee, to help define the science case and requirements for a new Gemini instrument, envisaged to consist of a single-object spectrograph at medium resolution simultaneously covering optical and near-infrared wavelengths. In this white paper we discuss the science case for an alternative new instrument, consisting instead of a multi-object, medium-resolution, high-throughput spectrograph, covering simultaneously the optical and near-infrared slices of the electromagnetic spectrum. We argue that combination of wide wavelength coverage at medium resolution with moderate multiplexing power is an innovative path that will enable the pursuit of fundamental science questions in a variety of astrophysical topics, without compromise of the science goals achievable by single-object spectroscopy on a wide baseline. We present a brief qualitative discussion of the main features of a notional hardware design that could conceivably make such an instrument viable.

Category: Physics