Spectroscopy on small telescopes: The Echelle spectrograph

Porter, Martin J. (2000) Spectroscopy on small telescopes: The Echelle spectrograph. Astrophysics and Space Science, 273 1-4: 217-224. doi:10.1023/A:1002737017056


Author Porter, Martin J.
Title Spectroscopy on small telescopes: The Echelle spectrograph
Journal name Astrophysics and Space Science   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0004-640X
1572-946X
0922-6435
Publication date 2000-09
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1023/A:1002737017056
Volume 273
Issue 1-4
Start page 217
End page 224
Total pages 8
Place of publication Dordrecht, Netherlands
Publisher Springer Netherlands
Collection year 2000
Language eng
Subject C1
240101 Astronomy and Astrophysics
780102 Physical sciences
Formatted abstract
In recent years there has been a trend toward the automation of modest sized observatories, especially those involved with photoelectric photometry. Although undoubtedly useful, there is clearly a need for more advanced instrumentation such as spectrographs. The relatively small telescope sizes places severe limits on the choice of spectrograph configuration. A fiber-fed echelle spectrograph is arguably the most suitable design for these applications.

Presented here is a brief discussion of the design philosophy and operating principles. Both theoretical and measured performance data for the prototype University of Queensland Echelle Spectrograph are also presented.
© 2000 Kluwer Academic Publishers
Q-Index Code C1

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collection: School of Mathematics and Physics
 
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