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Prime Focus Spectrograph (PFS) for the Subaru Telescope: Overview, recent progress, and future perspectives

Author(s): Tamura, Naoyuki; Takato, Naruhisa; Shimono, Atsushi; Moritani, Yuki; Yabe, Kiyoto; et al

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Abstract: PFS (Prime Focus Spectrograph), a next generation facility instrument on the 8.2-meter Subaru Telescope, is a very wide-field, massively multiplexed, optical and near-infrared spectrograph. Exploiting the Subaru prime focus, 2394 reconfigurable fibers will be distributed over the 1.3 deg field of view. The spectrograph has been designed with 3 arms of blue, red, and near-infrared cameras to simultaneously observe spectra from 380nm to 1260nm in one exposure at a resolution of similar to 1.6-2.7 angstrom. An international collaboration is developing this instrument under the initiative of Kavli IPMU. The project is now going into the construction phase aiming at undertaking system integration in 2017-2018 and subsequently carrying out engineering operations in 2018-2019. This article gives an overview of the instrument, current project status and future paths forward.
Publication Date: 2016
Citation: Tamura, Naoyuki, Takato, Naruhisa, Shimono, Atsushi, Moritani, Yuki, Yabe, Kiyoto, Ishizuka, Yuki, Ueda, Akitoshi, Kamata, Yukiko, Aghazarian, Hrand, Arnouts, Stephane, Barban, Gabriel, Barkhouser, Robert H, Borges, Renato C, Braun, David F, Carr, Michael A, Chabaud, Pierre-Yves, Chang, Yin-Chang, Chen, Hsin-Yo, Chiba, Masashi, Chou, Richard CY, Chu, You-Hua, Cohen, Judith G, de Almeida, Rodrigo P, de Oliveira, Antonio C, de Oliveira, Ligia S, Dekany, Richard G, Dohlen, Kjetil, dos Santos, Jesulino B, dos Santos, Leandro H, Ellis, Richard S, Fabricius, Maximilian, Ferrand, Didier, Ferreira, Decio, Golebiowski, Mirek, Greene, Jenny E, Gross, Johannes, Gunn, James E, Hammond, Randolph, Harding, Albert, Hart, Murdock, Heckman, Timothy M, Hirata, Christopher M, Ho, Paul, Hope, Stephen C, Hovland, Larry, Hsu, Shu-Fu, Hui, Yen-Shan, Huang, Ping-Jie, Jaquet, Marc, Jing, Yipeng, Karr, Jennifer, Kimura, Masahiko, King, Matthew E, Komatsu, Eiichiro, Le Brun, Vincent, Le Fevre, Olivier, Le Fur, Arnaud, Le Mignant, David, Ling, Hung-Hsu, Loomis, Craig P, Lupton, Robert H, Madec, Fabrice, Mao, Peter, Marrara, Lucas S, de Oliveira, Claudia Mendes, Minowa, Yosuke, Morantz, Chaz N, Murayama, Hitoshi, Murray, Graham J, Ohyama, Youichi, Orndorff, Joseph, Pascal, Sandrine, Pereira, Jefferson M, Reiley, Daniel J, Reinecke, Martin, Ritter, Andreas, Roberts, Mitsuko, Schwochertd, Mark A, Seiffert, Michael D, Smee, Stephen A, Sodre, Laerte, Spergel, David N, Steinkraus, Aaron J, Strauss, Michael A, Surace, Christian, Suto, Yasushi, Suzuki, Nao, Swinbank, John, Tait, Philip J, Takada, Masahiro, Tamura, Tomonori, Tanaka, Yoko, Tresse, Laurence, Verducci, Orlando, Viberte, Didier, Vidale, Clement, Wang, Shiang-Yu, Wen, Chih-Yi, Yan, Chi-Hung, Yasuda, Naoki. (2016). Prime Focus Spectrograph (PFS) for the Subaru Telescope: Overview, recent progress, and future perspectives. GROUND-BASED AND AIRBORNE INSTRUMENTATION FOR ASTRONOMY VI, 9908 (10.1117/12.2232103
DOI: doi:10.1117/12.2232103
ISSN: 0277-786X
Type of Material: Conference Article
Version: Final published version. Article is made available in OAR by the publisher's permission or policy.

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