Operational modes and efficiency of SOXS

R. Claudi, F. Biondi, N. Elias-Rosa, M. Genoni, M. Munari, K. Radhakrishnan, D. Ricci, R. Zanmar Sanchez, S. Campana, P. Schipani, M. Aliverti, A. Baruffolo, S. Ben-Ami, A. Brucalassi, G. Capasso, R. Cosentino, F. D'Alessio, P. D'Avanzo, O. Hershko, H. KuncarayaktiM. Landoni, G. Pignata, A. Rubin, S. Scuderi, F. Vitali, D. Young, J. Achrén, J. A. Araiza-Duran, I. Arcavi, Bruch, E. Cappellaro, M. Colapietro, M. della Valle, R. Di Benedetto, M. de Pascale, S. D'Orsi, M. Hernandez, A. Gal-Yam, G. Li Causi, L. Marafatto, S. Matila, M. Rappaport, M. Riva, B. Salasnich, S. Smartt, M. Stritzinger, M. Turatto, H. Perez Ventura

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Son of X-Shooter (SOXS) will be a high-efficiency spectrograph with a mean Resolution-Slit product of ∼ 4500 over the entire band capable of simultaneously observing the complete spectral range 350-2000 nm. It consists of three scientific arms (the UV-VIS Spectrograph, the NIR Spectrograph, and the Acquisition Camera) connected by the Common Path system to the NTT, and the Calibration Unit. The Common Path is the backbone of the instrument and the interface to the NTT Nasmyth focus flange. The instrument project went through the Final Design Review in 2018 and is currently in Assembly Integration and test (AIT) Phase. This paper outlines the observing modes of SOXS and the efficiency of each subsystem and the laboratory test plan to evaluate it.

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


  • Astronomical instrumentation
  • NIR
  • Spectrograph
  • Transients
  • VIS

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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