MITS: The multi-imaging transient spectrograph for SOXS

Adam Rubin, Sagi Ben-Ami, Ofir Hershko, Michael Rappaport, Oz Diner, Avishay Gal-Yam, Sergio Campana, Riccardo Claudi, Pietro Schipani, Matteo Aliverti, Andrea Baruffolo, Federico Biondi, Anna Brucalassi, Giulio Capasso, Rosario Cosentino, Francesco D'Alessio, Paolo D'Avanzo, Hanindyo Kuncarayakti, Matteo Munari, Salvatore ScuderiFabrizio Vitali, Jani Achrén, José Antonio Araiza-Duran, Iair Arcavi, Andrea Bianco, Enrico Cappellaro, Mirko Colapietro, Massimo Della Valle, Sergio D'Orsi, Daniela Fantinel, Johan Fynbo, Matteo Genoni, Mika Hirvonen, Jari Kotilainen, Tarun Kumar, Marco Landoni, Jussi Lehti, Gianluca Li Causi, Luca Marafatto, Seppo Mattila, Giorgio Pariani, Giuliano Pignata, Davide Ricci, Marco Riva, Bernardo Salasnich, Ricardo Zanmar Sanchez, Stephen Smartt, Massimo Turatto

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The Son Of X-Shooter (SOXS)1 is a medium resolution spectrograph (R ∼ 4500) proposed for the ESO 3.6m NTT. We present the optical design of the UV-VIS arm of SOXS which employs high efficiency ion-etched gratings used in first order (m = 1) as the main dispersers. The spectral band is split into four channels which are directed to individual gratings, and imaged simultaneously by a single three-element catadioptric camera. The expected throughput of our design is > 60% including contingency. The SOXS collaboration expects first light in early 2021. This paper is one of several papers presented in these proceedings2-10 describing the full SOXS instrument.

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

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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