Final design and development status of the acquisition and guiding system for SOXS.

Anna Brucalassi, Giuliano Pignata, José Antonio Araiza-Duran, Sergio Campana, Riccardo Claudi, Pietro Schipani, Matteo Aliverti, Andrea Baruffolo, Sagi Ben-Ami, Federico Biondi, Giulio Capasso, Mirko Colapietro, Rosario Cosentino, Francesco D'Alessio, Paolo D'Avanzo, Matteo Genoni, Ofir Hershko, Hanindyo Kuncarayakti, Marco Landoni, Matteo MunariKalian Radhakrishnan, Michael Rappaport, Davide Ricci, Adam Rubin, Salvatore Scuderi, Fabrizio Vitali, Ricardo Zanmar Sanchez, David Young, Jani Achrén, Iair Arcavi, Rachel Bruch, Enrico Cappellaro, Massimo della Valle, Marco de Pascale, Rosario Di Benedetto, Sergio D'Orsi, Avishay Gal-Yam, Marcos Hernandez, Jari Kotilainen, Gianluca Li Causi, Seppo Mattila, Marco Riva, Bernardo Salasnich, Stephen Smartt, Maximilian Stritzinger, Hector Ventura

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SOXS (Son Of X-Shooter) will be the new medium resolution (R∼4500 for 100 slit), high-efficiency, wide band spectrograph for the ESO NTT at La Silla, optimized for classification and follow-up of transient events. SOXS will simultaneously cover UV-optical and NIR bands (0.35-2.00 micron) using two different arms and a pre-slit Common Path feeding system. The instrument will be also equipped by a Calibration Unit and an Acquisition Camera (AC) System. In this paper we present the final opto-mechanical design for the AC System and we describe its development status. The project is currently in manufacturing and integration phases.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationGround-Based and Airborne Instrumentation for Astronomy VIII
EditorsChristopher J. Evans, Julia J. Bryant, Kentaro Motohara
ISBN (Electronic)9781510636811
Publication statusPublished - 2020
EventGround-Based and Airborne Instrumentation for Astronomy VIII 2020 - Virtual, Online, United States
Duration: 14 Dec 202022 Dec 2020

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 VIII 2020
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityVirtual, Online


  • Acquisition
  • Guiding
  • Imaging
  • SOXS
  • Spectroscopy

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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