The Wide Field Spectrograph (WiFeS): Performance and data reduction

Dopita, Michael, Rhee, Jonghwan, Farage, Catherine, McGregor, Peter, Bloxham, Gabe, Green, Anthony, Roberts, Bill, Neilson, Jon, Wilson, Greg, Young, Peter, Firth, Peter, Busarello, Gianni and Merluzzi, Paola (2010) The Wide Field Spectrograph (WiFeS): Performance and data reduction. Astrophysics and Space Science, 327 2: 245-257. doi:10.1007/s10509-010-0335-9


Author Dopita, Michael
Rhee, Jonghwan
Farage, Catherine
McGregor, Peter
Bloxham, Gabe
Green, Anthony
Roberts, Bill
Neilson, Jon
Wilson, Greg
Young, Peter
Firth, Peter
Busarello, Gianni
Merluzzi, Paola
Title The Wide Field Spectrograph (WiFeS): Performance and data reduction
Journal name Astrophysics and Space Science   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0004-640X
1572-946X
Publication date 2010-06
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1007/s10509-010-0335-9
Volume 327
Issue 2
Start page 245
End page 257
Total pages 13
Place of publication Dordrecht, Netherlands
Publisher Springer Netherlands
Collection year 2011
Language eng
Abstract This paper describes the on-telescope performance of the Wide Field Spectrograph (WiFeS). The design characteristics of this instrument, at the Research School of Astronomy and Astrophysics (RSAA) of the Australian National University (ANU) and mounted on the ANU 2.3 m telescope at the Siding Spring Observatory has been already described in an earlier paper (Dopita et al. in Astrophys. Space Sci. 310:255, 2007). Here we describe the throughput, resolution and stability of the instrument, and describe some minor issues which have been encountered. We also give a description of the data reduction pipeline, and show some preliminary results. © Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 2010.
Keyword Instruments
Spectrograph
Gemini
NIFS
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
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