WEAVE Detectors Completion

Lead Research Organisation: Liverpool John Moores University

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

10 25 50

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

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

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

publication icon
Majewski S (2017) The Apache Point Observatory Galactic Evolution Experiment (APOGEE) in The Astronomical Journal

publication icon
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

publication icon
Duncan K (2018) Photometric redshifts for the next generation of deep radio continuum surveys - I. Template fitting in Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society

publication icon
De Boer T (2018) The fall of the Northern Unicorn: tangential motions in the Galactic anticentre with SDSS and Gaia in Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society

publication icon
Gürkan G (2018) LOFAR/H-ATLAS: the low-frequency radio luminosity-star formation rate relation in Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society

publication icon
Deason A (2018) Cresting the wave: proper motions of the Eastern Banded Structure in Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society

publication icon
Kumari N (2018) O/H-N/O: the curious case of NGC 4670 in Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society

publication icon
Leung H (2018) Deep learning of multi-element abundances from high-resolution spectroscopic data in Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society

publication icon
Smith L (2018) VIRAC: the VVV Infrared Astrometric Catalogue in Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society

publication icon
Casares J (2018) Hibernating black holes revealed by photometric mass functions 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