WEAVE Detectors Completion

Lead Research Organisation: Liverpool John Moores University
Department Name: Astrophysics Research Institute

Abstract

This grant is to complete the production and commissioning of the detector system for the WEAVE spectrograph.

Planned Impact

ARI has a long tradition of strong industrial and PUS engagement. For this particular project we will continue our policy of engagement with engineering firms who will be commissioned to manufacture the structure of the instrument. In the past this has allowed firms working with us to upgrade their skills and machinery to deliver the high precision needed for astronomical instrumentation, allowing them to received grants and R&D tax credits in order to upgrade their precision machining capability and safeguarding a number of jobs at the time. In addition such firms have been able to use their work on astronomical instrumentation to enhance their reputation with other customers and has assisted them in gaining access to new markets (for example contracts with ING and CERN).

Publications

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Childress M (2017) OzDES multifibre spectroscopy for the Dark Energy Survey: 3-yr results and first data release in Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society

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Monreal-Ibero A (2017) The Wolf-Rayet star population in the dwarf galaxy NGC 625 in Astronomy & Astrophysics

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Schönrich R (2017) Assessing distances and consistency of kinematics in Gaia/TGAS in Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society

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Morabito L (2017) Investigating the unification of LOFAR-detected powerful AGN in the Boötes field in Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society

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Mateu C (2017) Predictions for the detection of tidal streams with Gaia using great-circle methods in Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society

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Thévenin F (2017) Modern Geometric Methods of Distance Determination in Space Science Reviews

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Gonzalez-Perez V (2017) The host dark matter haloes of [O II] emitters at 0.5 < z < 1.5 in Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society

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Peñarrubia J (2017) Stellar envelopes of globular clusters embedded in dark mini-haloes in Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society: Letters

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Williams A (2017) On the run: mapping the escape speed across the Galaxy with SDSS in Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society

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Figueras F (2017) Outskirts of Galaxies

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Bosma A (2017) Outskirts of Galaxies

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Youakim K (2017) The Pristine survey - III. Spectroscopic confirmation of an efficient search for extremely metal-poor stars in Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society

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Jofré P (2017) Climbing the cosmic ladder with stellar twins in RAVE with Gaia in Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society

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Miglio A (2017) PLATO as it is : A legacy mission for Galactic archaeology in Astronomische Nachrichten

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Breedt E (2017) Using large spectroscopic surveys to test the double degenerate model for Type Ia supernovae in Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society

 
Description The WEAVE detector system was successfully built to specification and is now in use at the WHT.
Exploitation Route Scientific Exploitation of WEAVE
Sectors Other

URL https://www.ing.iac.es/astronomy/instruments/weave/weaveinst.html