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

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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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Cenarro A (2019) J-PLUS: The Javalambre Photometric Local Universe Survey in Astronomy & Astrophysics

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

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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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Zwitter T (2020) The GALAH survey: chemodynamics of the solar neighbourhood 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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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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Manser C (2020) The frequency of gaseous debris discs around white dwarfs 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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Cescutti G (2022) MINCE I. Presentation of the project and of the first year sample in Astronomy & Astrophysics

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

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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

 
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