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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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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Salvadori S (2019) Probing the existence of very massive first stars 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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Ichikawa K (2017) Foreground effect on the J-factor estimation of classical dwarf spheroidal galaxies in Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society

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Bialek S (2023) StarUnLink: identifying and mitigating signals from communication satellites in stellar spectral surveys 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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Gentile Fusillo N (2019) A Gaia Data Release 2 catalogue of white dwarfs and a comparison with SDSS 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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Morrison S (2019) Probing inhomogeneity in the helium ionizing UV background in Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society

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Gürkan G (2018) LOFAR/H-ATLAS: the low-frequency radio luminosity-star formation rate relation 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