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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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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Pancino E (2017) The Gaia -ESO Survey: Calibration strategy in Astronomy & Astrophysics

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Morabito L (2017) Investigating the unification of LOFAR-detected powerful AGN in the Boötes field in Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society

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

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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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Gonzalez-Perez V (2017) The host dark matter haloes of [O II] emitters at 0.5 < z < 1.5 in Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society

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Lofthouse E (2017) Local analogues of high-redshift star-forming galaxies: integral field spectroscopy of green peas in Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society

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Ted Mackereth J (2017) The age-metallicity structure of the Milky Way disc using APOGEE in Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society

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Freeman K (2017) Galaxies, Globular Clusters, and Dark Matter in Annual Review of Astronomy and Astrophysics

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Starkenburg E (2017) The Pristine survey - I. Mining the Galaxy for the most metal-poor stars in Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society

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Erkal D (2017) A sharper view of Pal 5's tails: discovery of stream perturbations with a novel non-parametric technique in Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society

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Kalfountzou E (2017) Observational evidence that positive and negative AGN feedback depends on galaxy mass and jet power 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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Crnojevic D (2017) Outskirts of Galaxies

 
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