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SAMI: a new multi-object IFS for the Anglo-Australian Telescope

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Julia J. Bryant, Joss Bland-Hawthorn, Scott Croom, Lisa M. Fogarty, Samuel Richards

Sydney Institute for Astronomy, The Univ. of Sydney (Australia)

Jon Lawrence, Michael Goodwin, Tony Farrell, Stan Miziarski, Ron Heald, Steve Lee, Matthew Colless, Michael Birchall, Andrew M. Hopkins, Sarah Brough, Amanda E. Bauer

Australian Astronomical Observatory (Australia)

Heath Jones

Monash Univ. (Australia)

Proc. SPIE 8446, Ground-based and Airborne Instrumentation for Astronomy IV, 84460X (September 24, 2012); doi:10.1117/12.925115
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  • Ground-based and Airborne Instrumentation for Astronomy IV
  • Ian S. McLean; Suzanne K. Ramsay; Hideki Takami
  • Amsterdam, Netherlands | July 01, 2012

abstract

SAMI (Sydney-AAO Multi-object Integral field spectrograph) has the potential to revolutionise our understanding of galaxies, with spatially-resolved spectroscopy of large numbers of targets. It is the first on-sky application of innovative photonic imaging bundles called hexabundles, which will remove the aperture effects that have biased previous single-fibre multi-object astronomical surveys. The hexabundles have lightly-fused circular multi-mode cores with a covering fraction of 73%. The thirteen hexabundles in SAMI, each have 61 fibre cores, and feed into the AAOmega spectrograph at the Anglo-Australian Telescope (AAT). SAMI was installed at the AAT in July 2011 and the first commissioning results prove the effectiveness of hexabundles on sky. A galaxy survey of several thousand galaxies to z 0.1 will begin with SAMI in mid-2012. © (2012) COPYRIGHT Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers (SPIE). Downloading of the abstract is permitted for personal use only.
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Julia J. Bryant ; Joss Bland-Hawthorn ; Jon Lawrence ; Scott Croom ; Lisa M. Fogarty, et al.
" SAMI: a new multi-object IFS for the Anglo-Australian Telescope ", Proc. SPIE 8446, Ground-based and Airborne Instrumentation for Astronomy IV, 84460X (September 24, 2012); doi:10.1117/12.925115; http://dx.doi.org/10.1117/12.925115


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