The NIR spectrograph for the new SOXS instrument at the NTT

F. Vitali, M. Aliverti, G. Capasso, F. D'Alessio, M. Munari, M. Riva, S. Scuderi, R. Zanmar Sanchez, S. Campana, P. Schipani, R. Claudi, A. Baruffolo, S. Ben-Ami, F. Biondi, A. Brucalassi, R. Cosentino, D. Ricci, P. D'Avanzo, O. Diner, H. KuncarayaktiA. Rubin, J. Achrén, J. A. Araiza-Duran, I. Arcavi, A. Bianco, E. Cappellaro, M. Colapietro, M. Della Valle, S. D'Orsi, D. Fantinel, J. Fynbo, A. Gal-Yam, M. Genoni, M. Hirvonen, J. Kotilainen, T. Kumar, M. Landoni, J. Lehti, G. Li Causi, L. Marafatto, S. Mattila, G. Pariani, G. Pignata, M. Rappaport, B. Salasnich, S. Smartt, M. Turatto

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We present the NIR spectrograph of the Son Of XShooter (SOXS) instrument for the ESO-NTT telescope at La Silla (Chile). SOXS is a R∼4,500 mean resolution spectrograph, with a simultaneously coverage from about 0.35 to 2.00 μm. It will be mounted at the Nasmyth focus of the NTT. The two UV-VIS-NIR wavelength ranges will be covered by two separated arms. The NIR spectrograph is a fully criogenic echelle-dispersed spectrograph, working in the range 0.80- 2.00 μm, equipped with an Hawaii H2RG IR array from Teledyne, working at 40 K. The spectrograph will be cooled down to about 150 K, to lower the thermal background, and equipped with a thermal filter to block any thermal radiation above 2.0 μm. In this poster we will show the main characteristics of the instrument along with the expected performances at the telescope.

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


  • Cryogenics
  • H2RG
  • Near Infrared
  • NTT
  • SOXS
  • 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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