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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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

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Debattista V (2017) Separation of stellar populations by an evolving bar: implications for the bulge of the Milky Way 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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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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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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González M (2017) Phase-space structures and stellar populations in the star-forming region NGC 2264 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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Jofré P (2017) Climbing the cosmic ladder with stellar twins in RAVE with Gaia in Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society

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Orenstein B (2019) The redshift distribution of infrared-faint radio sources in Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society

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González-Morales A (2017) Unbiased constraints on ultralight axion mass from dwarf spheroidal galaxies 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