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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Bestenlehner J (2024) Spectroscopic analysis of hot, massive stars in large spectroscopic surveys with de-idealized models in Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society

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Fratta M (2023) Spectroscopic follow-up of a subset of the Gaia /IPHAS catalogue of Ha-excess sources in Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society

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Lombardo L (2023) The Pristine survey - XXI. Exploring the metal-poor boundary with ESPaDoNS in Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society

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Bialek S (2023) StarUnLink: identifying and mitigating signals from communication satellites in stellar spectral surveys in Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society

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

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Iovino A (2023) WEAVE-StePS: A stellar population survey using WEAVE at WHT in Astronomy & Astrophysics

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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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Kraljic K (2022) Forecasts for WEAVE-QSO: 3D clustering and connectivity of critical points with Lyman- a tomography in Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society

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Esposito M (2022) Weighing cosmic structures with clusters of galaxies and the intergalactic medium in Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society

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Cescutti G (2022) MINCE I. Presentation of the project and of the first year sample in Astronomy & Astrophysics

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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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Koposov S (2020) Discovery of a nearby 1700 km s-1 star ejected from the Milky Way by Sgr A* 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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Manser C (2020) The frequency of gaseous debris discs around white dwarfs in Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society

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Das P (2020) seestar: Selection functions for spectroscopic surveys of the Milky Way 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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Laporte C (2019) Stellar disc streams as probes of the Galactic potential and satellite impacts in Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society

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Pittordis C (2019) Testing modified gravity with wide binaries in Gaia DR2 in Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society

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Maiolino R (2019) De re metallica: the cosmic chemical evolution of galaxies in The Astronomy and Astrophysics Review

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Bianchini P (2019) Exploring the Outskirts of Globular Clusters: The Peculiar Kinematics of NGC 3201 in The Astrophysical Journal Letters

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Gómez F (2019) Footprints of the Sagittarius dwarf galaxy in the Gaia data set in Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society

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Gentile Fusillo N (2019) A Gaia Data Release 2 catalogue of white dwarfs and a comparison with SDSS in Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society

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Žerjal M (2019) The GALAH Survey: lithium-strong KM dwarfs 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