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A radial velocity spectrometer for the Automated Planet Finder Telescope at Lick Observatory

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Matthew V. Radovan, Gerald F. Cabak, Lee H. Laiterman, Christopher T. Lockwood, Steven S. Vogt

UCO/Lick Observatory, Univ. of California, Santa Cruz (USA)

Proc. SPIE 7735, Ground-based and Airborne Instrumentation for Astronomy III, 77354K (July 20, 2010); doi:10.1117/12.857726
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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

The Ken and Gloria Levy Spectrometer is being constructed at the Instrument Development Laboratory (Technical Facilities) of UCO/ Lick Observatory for use on the 2.4 meter Automated Planet Finder Telescope at Mt. Hamilton. The mechanical design of the instrument has been optimized for precision Doppler measurements. A key component of the design is the space-frame structure that contains passive thermal compensation. Determinate hexapod structures are used to mount the collimator, prism, and echelle grating. In this paper we describe the instrument mechanical design and some features that will help it detect rocky planets in the habitable zone.

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Matthew V. Radovan ; Gerald F. Cabak ; Lee H. Laiterman ; Christopher T. Lockwood and Steven S. Vogt
"A radial velocity spectrometer for the Automated Planet Finder Telescope at Lick Observatory", Proc. SPIE 7735, Ground-based and Airborne Instrumentation for Astronomy III, 77354K (July 20, 2010); doi:10.1117/12.857726; http://dx.doi.org/10.1117/12.857726


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