Fast automatic spectrograph for transient (FAST)

José A. Araiza-Durán, Giuliano Pignata, Anna Brucalassi

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The Fast automatic spectrograph for transient (FAST) is a valuable tool to classify resources and better characterize variable sources. FAST is a low resolution spectrograph with multiple resolving power modes (R ∼ 300 and 1000 at 6500 Å) in the VIS-UV range and with to capability to work in imaging mode. The spectrograph consist of a collimating mirror, reflective gratings, and a five-lenses design camera that offers a field of view of 10 arcmin when working in imaging mode. The instrument will be installed in the PROMPT-7 telescope which is able to operate without human intervention for the follow-up of time-variable sources. In this work, the optical design of the spectrograph, the telescope specifications, and the objects under study will be discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationGround-based and Airborne Instrumentation for Astronomy VII
EditorsLuc Simard, Luc Simard, Christopher J. Evans, Hideki Takami
ISBN (Print)9781510619579
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2018
EventGround-based and Airborne Instrumentation for Astronomy VII 2018 - Austin, United States
Duration: 10 Jun 201814 Jun 2018

Publication series

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


ConferenceGround-based and Airborne Instrumentation for Astronomy VII 2018
Country/TerritoryUnited States


  • Low-Resolution
  • Robotic telescope
  • Spectrograph
  • Transient

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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


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