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Author Archives: Nick Konidaris
I’m trying to make a tool that allows the user to compute anything they ever wanted to know about spectrographs. It’s here: DESIGN YOUR OWN SPECTROGRAPH: http://nickkonidaris.github.io/SpectrographCalculator/ The default parameters are for DBSP on the Hale 200-inch telescope. The parameters … Continue reading
The anamorphic factor is something that must be understood and manipulated in spectrographs operating off Littrow. I describe the anamorphic factor through a series of videos. Continue reading
I’ve started a new github repository for the SED Machine control. The code is a series of python servers that communicate via XML RPC. A second “Konidaris python” repository was created. The KPY repository includes tools for atmospheric absorption, mirror … Continue reading
Chimera 2, a new high-speed and wide-field imager for Palomar achieved first light! Gregg Hallinan is the PI, I’m proud to have performed the lens-design for this instrument, all optics are off-the-shelf, so the real challenge was the imaginative way … Continue reading
I’m attending the TMT Science forum in Tucson next week! This will be a great opportunity to talk about my work on TMT! Follow us on #tmtsf14. IRMS I gave a presentation on the observational capability and technical aspects of … Continue reading
I’m attending the SPIE astronomical instrumentation meeting in Montreal (from June 22 – 28). This is a great time to get together with colleagues from TMT, and discuss SED Machine.
Based on Japanese Patent J2001, 253050, A, I constructed an approximate optical model for the Canon EF f/2.0L 200-mm lens. I can’t know for sure if this model matches the constructed hardware, but the model is a good starting point. … Continue reading
A new MOSFIRE data reduction pipeline has been released. See the release notes.