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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Ċ½erjal M (2019) The GALAH Survey: lithium-strong KM dwarfs in Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society

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Zwitter T (2020) The GALAH survey: chemodynamics of the solar neighbourhood in Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society

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Zavarygin E (2019) A search for cosmological anisotropy using the Lyman alpha forest from SDSS quasar spectra in Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society

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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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Xiang M (2019) Abundance Estimates for 16 Elements in 6 Million Stars from LAMOST DR5 Low-Resolution Spectra in The Astrophysical Journal Supplement Series

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Williger G (2023) James Robert Lewis (1959-2019) in Bulletin of the AAS

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Williams W (2018) LOFAR-Boötes: properties of high- and low-excitation radio galaxies at 0.5 < z < 2.0 in Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society

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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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Widmark A (2019) The dynamical matter density in the solar neighbourhood inferred from Gaia DR1 in Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society

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Wang Y (2019) ATLAS probe: Breakthrough science of galaxy evolution, cosmology, Milky Way, and the Solar System in Publications of the Astronomical Society of Australia

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Vos J (2019) Gaia Data Release 2 catalogue of extremely low-mass white dwarf candidates in Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society

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Veras D (2020) Constraining planet formation around 6-8 M? stars in Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society

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Venn K (2020) The Pristine survey - IX. CFHT ESPaDOnS spectroscopic analysis of 115 bright metal-poor candidate stars in Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society

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Traven G (2017) The Galah Survey: Classification and Diagnostics with t-SNE Reduction of Spectral Information in The Astrophysical Journal Supplement Series

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Tortora C (2022) The Central Dark Matter Fraction of Massive Early-Type Galaxies in Frontiers in Astronomy and Space Sciences

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Ting ?? Y (2017) Measuring 14 Elemental Abundances with R = 1800 LAMOST Spectra in The Astrophysical Journal Letters

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Ting ? Y (2019) The Payne: Self-consistent ab initio Fitting of Stellar Spectra in The Astrophysical Journal

 
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