Progress on the UV-VIS arm of SOXS

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

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We present our progress on the UV-VIS arm of Son Of X-Shooter (SOXS), a new spectrograph for the NTT. Our design splits the spectral band into four sub-bands that are imaged onto a single detector. Each band uses an optimized high efficiency grating that operates in 1st order (m=1). In our previous paper we presented the concept and preliminary design. SOXS passed a Final Design Review in July 2018 and is well into the construction phase. Here we present the final design, performances of key manufactured elements, and the progress in the assembly. Based on the as-built elements, the expected throughput of the visual arm will be > 55%. This paper is accompanied by a series of contributions describing the progress made on the SOXS instrument.

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


  • Spectrograph
  • Transients

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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