Robert Content (Australian Astronomical Observatory Sydney, Australia)

Integral Field Systems
When Oct 04, 2012 from 03:00 PM to 04:00 PM
  • Special Seminar
Where SH, Lecture hall
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I have been involved with the design of integral field systems since 1995 at the Centre for Advanced Instrumentation of Durham University then called the Astronomical Instrumentation Group. I will describe the important characteristics of the 4 main groups of Integral Field Systems (IFSys), not 3 as usually believed. The fourth is not well known and not much used but may be the first to be on a telescope. We designed and built a series of IFSys of the 3 other group types for many telescopes including UKIRT, WHT, Magellan, Gemini North and South, VLT and JWST and as laboratory prototypes. I will give a brief history of these systems. I will especially mention the progress I brought in each of the 4 groups along the years.