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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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

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Casares J (2018) Hibernating black holes revealed by photometric mass functions in Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society

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Harris A (2018) A and F stars as probes of outer Galactic disc kinematics in Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society

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Minchev I (2019) Yule-Simpson's paradox in Galactic Archaeology in Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society

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Mancera Piña P (2019) The evolution of ultra-diffuse galaxies in nearby galaxy clusters from the Kapteyn IAC WEAVE INT Clusters Survey in Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society

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Padilla C (2019) The Physics of the Accelerating Universe Camera in The Astronomical Journal

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Rendle B (2019) The K2 Galactic Caps Project - going beyond the Kepler field and ageing the Galactic disc in Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society

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Sharma S (2019) The K2-HERMES Survey: age and metallicity of the thick disc in Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society

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Mahatma V (2019) LoTSS DR1: Double-double radio galaxies in the HETDEX field in Astronomy & Astrophysics

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Miller J (2019) Searching for the shadows of giants: characterizing protoclusters with line of sight Lyman-a absorption in Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society

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Hale C (2019) LOFAR observations of the XMM-LSS field in Astronomy & Astrophysics

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Tabernero H (2019) STEPAR: an automatic code to infer stellar atmospheric parameters in Astronomy & Astrophysics

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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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Gómez F (2019) Footprints of the Sagittarius dwarf galaxy in the Gaia data set 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