Final design and performance of the Fully Automatic Spectrograph for Transient (FAST)

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

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Abstract

The Fully Automatic Spectrograph for Transient (FAST) is an instrument under development which is going to be installed in the PROMPT-7 a 100% robotic telescope with an excellent guiding accuracy. FAST is a low resolution spectrograph (R = 60 and 600 at 6500Å) covering the 3800Å to 9200Å wavelength range that includes an imaging mode. The instrument is expected to help the astronomical community to obtain the first spectrum of the transient, without human intervention, in a few minutes after its discovery. In this work we present a description of the instrument: the spectrographs principal parameters the instrument's design. It also discussed the current state of the project and challenges that we have encounter.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationGround-Based and Airborne Instrumentation for Astronomy VIII
EditorsChristopher J. Evans, Julia J. Bryant, Kentaro Motohara
PublisherSPIE
ISBN (Electronic)9781510636811
DOIs
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
Volume11447
ISSN (Print)0277-786X
ISSN (Electronic)1996-756X

Conference

ConferenceGround-Based and Airborne Instrumentation for Astronomy VIII 2020
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityVirtual, Online
Period14/12/2022/12/20

Keywords

  • 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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