Prime Focus Spectrograph (PFS) for the Subaru telescope: Overview, recent progress, and future perspectives

Naoyuki Tamura, Naruhisa Takato, Atsushi Shimono, Yuki Moritani, Kiyoto Yabe, Yuki Ishizuka, Akitoshi Ueda, Yukiko Kamata, Hrand Aghazarian, Stéphane Arnouts, Gabriel Barban, Robert H. Barkhouser, Renato C. Borges, David F. Braun, Michael A. Carr, Pierre Yves Chabaud, Yin Chang Chang, Hsin Yo Chen, Masashi Chiba, Richard C.Y. ChouYou Hua Chu, Judith Cohen, Rodrigo P. De Almeida, Antonio C. De Oliveira, Ligia S. De Oliveira, Richard G. Dekany, Kjetil Dohlen, Jesulino B. Dos Santos, Leandro H. Dos Santos, Richard Ellis, Maximilian Fabricius, Didier Ferrand, Décio Ferreira, Mirek Golebiowski, Jenny E. Greene, Johannes Gross, James E. Gunn, Randolph Hammond, Albert Harding, Murdock Hart, Timothy M. Heckman, Christopher M. Hirata, Paul Ho, Stephen C. Hope, Larry Hovland, Shu Fu Hsu, Yen Shan Hu, Ping Jie Huang, Marc Jaquet, Yipeng Jing, Jennifer Karr, Masahiko Kimura, Matthew E. King, Eiichiro Komatsu, Vincent Le Brun, Olivier Le Fèvre, Arnaud Lefur, David Le Mignant, Hung Hsu Ling, Craig P. Loomis, Robert H. Lupton, Fabrice Madec, Peter Mao, Lucas S. Marrara, Claudia Mendes De Oliveira, Yosuke Minowa, Chaz Morantz, Hitoshi Murayama, Graham J. Murray, Youichi Ohyama, Joseph Orndorff, Sandrine Pascal, Jefferson M. Pereira, Daniel Reiley, Martin Reinecke, Andreas Ritter, Mitsuko Roberts, Mark A. Schwochert, Michael D. Seiffert, Stephen A. Smee, Laerte Sodre, David N. Spergel, Aaron J. Steinkraus, Michael A. Strauss, Christian Surace, Yasushi Suto, Nao Suzuki, John Swinbank, Philip J. Tait, Masahiro Takada, Tomonori Tamura, Yoko Tanaka, Laurence Tresse, Orlando Verducci, Didier Vibert, Clement Vidal, Shiang Yu Wang, Chih Yi Wen, Chi Hung Yan, Naoki Yasuda

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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 is now going into the construction phase aiming at undertaking system integration in 2017-2018 and subsequently carrying out engineering operations in 2018-2019. 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 VI
EditorsLuc Simard, Christopher J. Evans, Hideki Takami
PublisherSPIE
ISBN (Electronic)9781510601956
DOIs
StatePublished - 2016
EventGround-Based and Airborne Instrumentation for Astronomy VI - Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Duration: Jun 26 2016Jun 30 2016

Publication series

NameProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
Volume9908
ISSN (Print)0277-786X
ISSN (Electronic)1996-756X

Other

OtherGround-Based and Airborne Instrumentation for Astronomy VI
CountryUnited Kingdom
CityEdinburgh
Period6/26/166/30/16

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

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

Keywords

  • Future instrument
  • International collaboration
  • Multi-object spectroscopy
  • Near-infrared spectroscopy
  • Optical and near-infrared spectroscopy
  • Optical fibers
  • Optical spectroscopy
  • Subaru Telescope
  • Wide-field instrument

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    Tamura, N., Takato, N., Shimono, A., Moritani, Y., Yabe, K., Ishizuka, Y., Ueda, A., Kamata, Y., Aghazarian, H., Arnouts, S., Barban, G., Barkhouser, R. H., Borges, R. C., Braun, D. F., Carr, M. A., Chabaud, P. Y., Chang, Y. C., Chen, H. Y., Chiba, M., ... Yasuda, N. (2016). Prime Focus Spectrograph (PFS) for the Subaru telescope: Overview, recent progress, and future perspectives. In L. Simard, C. J. Evans, & H. Takami (Eds.), Ground-Based and Airborne Instrumentation for Astronomy VI [99081M] (Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering; Vol. 9908). SPIE. https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2232103