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EAGLE: a MOAO fed multi-IFU NIR workhorse for E-ELT

[+] Author Affiliations
Jean-Gabriel Cuby, Marc Ferrari, Jean-Luc Gimenez, Emmanuel Hugot, Vincent Lebrun, David Le Mignant, Fabrice Madec, Sébastien Vivès, Pascal Vola, Niraj Welikala

Lab. d'Astrophysique de Marseille, Technopôle de Marseille-Etoile (France)

Simon Morris, Nigel Dipper, Richard Myers, Tim Morris, Mark Swinbank, Gordon Talbot

Durham Univ. (United Kingdom)

Thierry Fusco, Clelia Robert

ONERA (France)

Matthew Lehnert, Gerard Rousset, Mathieu Cohen, Pascal Jagourel, Philippe Laporte

GEPI, Observatoire de Paris-Meudon (France)

Philip Parr-Burman, Stephen Beard, Ian Bryson, Chris Evans, Peter Hastings, Zoltan Hubert, Hermine Schnetler, William Taylor, Martyn Wells

UK Astronomy Technology Ctr., The Royal Observatory Edinburgh (United Kingdom)

Jean-Philippe Amans

Observatoire de Paris-Meudon (France)

Eric Gendron, Damien Gratadour, Francois Vidal

LESIA, Observatoire de Paris-Meudon (France)

Benoit Neichel

ONERA (France) and GEPI, Observatoire de Paris-Meudon (France)

Proc. SPIE 7735, Ground-based and Airborne Instrumentation for Astronomy III, 77352D (July 20, 2010); doi:10.1117/12.856820
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  • Ground-based and Airborne Instrumentation for Astronomy III
  • Ian S. McLean; Suzanne K. Ramsay; Hideki Takami
  • San Diego, California, USA | June 27, 2010

abstract

EAGLE is an instrument under consideration for the European Extremely Large Telescope (E-ELT). EAGLE will be installed at the Gravity Invariant Focal Station of the E-ELT. The baseline design consists of 20 IFUs deployable over a patrol field of ~40 arcmin2. Each IFU has an individual field of view of ~ 1.65" x 1.65". While EAGLE can operate with the Adaptive Optics correction delivered by the telescope, its full and unrivaled scientific power will be reached with the added value of its embedded Multi-Object Adaptive Optics System (MOAO). EAGLE will be a unique and efficient facility for spatially-resolved, spectroscopic surveys of high-redshift galaxies and resolved stellar populations. We detail the three main science drivers that have been used to specify the top level science requirements. We then present the baseline design of the instrument at the end of Phase A, and in particular its Adaptive Optics System. We show that the instrument has a readiness level that allows us to proceed directly into phase B, and we indicate how the instrument development is planned.

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Citation

Jean-Gabriel Cuby ; Simon Morris ; Thierry Fusco ; Matthew Lehnert ; Philip Parr-Burman, et al.
"EAGLE: a MOAO fed multi-IFU NIR workhorse for E-ELT", Proc. SPIE 7735, Ground-based and Airborne Instrumentation for Astronomy III, 77352D (July 20, 2010); doi:10.1117/12.856820; http://dx.doi.org/10.1117/12.856820


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