Prime Focus Spectrograph (PFS) for the Subaru telescope: Ongoing integration and future plans

Naoyuki Tamura, Naruhisa Takato, Atsushi Shimono, Yuki Moritani, Kiyoto Yabe, Yuki Ishizuka, Yukiko Kamata, Akitoshi Ueda, Hrand Aghazarian, Stephané Arnouts, Robert H. Barkhouser, Philippe Balard, Rudy Barette, Mohamed Belhadi, Jill A. Burnham, Neven Caplar, Michael A. Carr, Pierre Yves Chabaud, Yin Chang Chang, Hsin Yo ChenChueh Yi Chou, You Hua Chu, Judith G. Cohen, Rodorigo P. De Almeida, Antonio C. De Oliveira, Lígia S. De Oliveira, Richard G. Dekany, Kjetil Dohlen, Jesulino B. Dos Santos, Leandro H. Dos Santos, Richard S. Ellis, Maximilian Fabricius, Decio Ferreira, Hisanori Furusawa, Javier Garcia-Carpio, Mirek Golebiowski, Johannes Gross, James E. Gunn, Randolph Hammond, Albert Harding, Murdock Hart, Timothy M. Heckman, Paul T.P. Ho, Stephen C. Hope, David J. Hover, Shu Fu Hsu, Yen Shan Hu, Ping Jie Huang, Sara Jamal, Marc Jaquet, Eric Jeschke, Yipeng Jing, Erin Kado-Fong, Jeniffer L. Karr, Masahiko Kimura, Matthew E. King, Michitaro Koike, Eiichiro Komatsu, Vincent Le Brun, Olivier Le Fèvre, Arnaud Le Fur, David Le Mignant, Hung Hsu Ling, Craig P. Loomis, Robert H. Lupton, Fabrice Madec, Peter H. Mao, Danilo Marchesini, Lucas S. Marrara, Dmitry Medvedev, Sogo Mineo, Yosuke Minowa, Hitoshi Murayama, Graham J. Murray, Youichi Ohyama, Masato Onodera, Joseph Orndorff, Sandrine Pascal, Josh Peebles, Guillaume Pernot, Raphael Pourcelot, Daniel J. Reiley, Martin Reinecke, Mitsuko Roberts, Josimar A. Rosa, Julien Rousselle, Alain Schmitt, Mark A. Schwochert, Micheal D. Seiffert, Hassan Siddiqui, Stephen A. Smee, Laerte Sodré, Aaron J. Steinkraus, Michael A. Strauss, Christian Surace, Philip J. Tait, Masahiro Takada, Tomonori Tamura, Masayuki Tanaka, Yoko Tanaka, Aniruddha R. Thakar, Orlando Verducci, Didier Vibert, Shiang Yu Wang, Zuo Wang, Chih Yi Wen, Suzanne Werner, Yoshihiko Yamada, Chi Hung Yan, Naoki Yasuda, Hiroshige Yoshida, Michitoshi Yoshida

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Abstract

PFS (Prime Focus Spectrograph), a next generation facility instrument on the 8.2-meter Subaru Telescope, is a very wide-field, massively multiplexed, optical and near-infrared spectrograph. Exploiting the Subaru prime focus, 2394 reconfigurable fibers will be distributed over the 1.3 deg field of view. The spectrograph has been designed with 3 arms of blue, red, and near-infrared cameras to simultaneously observe spectra from 380nm to 1260nm in one exposure at a resolution of ∼ 1.6-2.7Å. An international collaboration is developing this instrument under the initiative of Kavli IPMU. The project recently started undertaking the commissioning process of a subsystem at the Subaru Telescope side, with the integration and test processes of the other subsystems ongoing in parallel. We are aiming to start engineering night-sky operations in 2019, and observations for scientific use in 2021. This article gives an overview of the instrument, current project status and future paths forward.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationGround-based and Airborne Instrumentation for Astronomy VII
EditorsLuc Simard, Luc Simard, Christopher J. Evans, Hideki Takami
PublisherSPIE
ISBN (Print)9781510619579
DOIs
StatePublished - 2018
EventGround-based and Airborne Instrumentation for Astronomy VII 2018 - Austin, United States
Duration: Jun 10 2018Jun 14 2018

Publication series

NameProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
Volume10702
ISSN (Print)0277-786X
ISSN (Electronic)1996-756X

Other

OtherGround-based and Airborne Instrumentation for Astronomy VII 2018
CountryUnited States
CityAustin
Period6/10/186/14/18

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

Keywords

  • Subaru Telescope
  • future instrument
  • international collaboration
  • multi-object spectroscopy
  • near-infrared spectroscopy
  • optical and near-infrared spectroscopy
  • optical fibers
  • optical spectroscopy
  • wide-field instrument

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    Tamura, N., Takato, N., Shimono, A., Moritani, Y., Yabe, K., Ishizuka, Y., Kamata, Y., Ueda, A., Aghazarian, H., Arnouts, S., Barkhouser, R. H., Balard, P., Barette, R., Belhadi, M., Burnham, J. A., Caplar, N., Carr, M. A., Chabaud, P. Y., Chang, Y. C., ... Yoshida, M. (2018). Prime Focus Spectrograph (PFS) for the Subaru telescope: Ongoing integration and future plans. In L. Simard, L. Simard, C. J. Evans, & H. Takami (Eds.), Ground-based and Airborne Instrumentation for Astronomy VII [107021C] (Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering; Vol. 10702). SPIE. https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2311871