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TripleSpec

(TSpec)
(near-infrared spectrograph on the Hale Telescope)

TripleSpec is a near-infrared spectrograph covering 0.095-2.46 μm, with a spectral resolution of 2500-to-2700. More than one has been built: one is installed on the Hale Telescope and another at the ARC 3.5m telescope at the Apache Point Observatory (APO). Cerro Tololo Inter-American Observatory's TripleSpec 4.1 (aka ARCoIRIS) is a follow-on.

I believe it is called "TripleSpec" because after a grating spreads the infrared light by wavelength, it is passed through three prisms to disperse it in the crosswise direction.


(instrument,infrared,spectrograph)
Further reading:
http://www.apo.nmsu.edu/arc35m/Instruments/TRIPLESPEC/
http://www.ctio.noao.edu/soar/content/triplespec-41
http://www.astro.utoronto.ca/~moon/SubDirectories/ReferencePapers/TRIPLESPEC_SPIE2004.pdf
http://www.astro.utoronto.ca/~moon/SubDirectories/ReferencePapers/TRIPLESPEC_SPIE2008.pdf
WaveLFreqPhoton
Energy
  
.095μm3.2PHz13eVbeginTripleSpec
2.46μm122THz504meVendTripleSpec

Referenced by pages:
Víctor M. Blanco Telescope
cross dispersion spectrograph
Hale Telescope
SOAR

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