A4 Article in conference proceedings
The acquisition camera system for SOXS at NTT

List of Authors: A. Brucalassi, J. A. Araiza-Durán, G. Pignata, S. Campana, R. Claudi, P. Schipani, M. Aliverti, A. Baruffolo, S. Ben-Ami, F. Biondi, G. Capasso, R. Cosentino, F. D'Alessio, P. D'Avanzo, D. Gardiol, O. Hershko, H. Kuncarayakti, M. Munari, D. Ricci, M. Riva, A. Rubin, R. Zanmar Sanchez, S. Scuderi, F. Vitali, J. Achrén, I. Arcavi, A. Bianco, E. Cappellaro, M. Colapietro, M. Della Valle, O. Diner, 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, D. Loreggia, L. Marafatto, S. Mattila, G. Pariani, M. Rappaport, B. Salasnich, S. Smartt, M. Turatto
Publisher: SPIE
Publication year: 2018
Journal: Proceedings of SPIE : the International Society for Optical Engineering
Book title *: Ground-based and Airborne Instrumentation for Astronomy VII
Journal name in source: Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
Volume number: 10702
Number of pages: 9
ISBN: 978-1-5106-1957-9
ISSN: 0277-786X

SOXS (Son of X-Shooter) will be the new medium resolution (R~4500 for a 1
arcsec slit), high-efficiency, wide band spectrograph for the ESO-NTT
telescope on La Silla. It will be able to cover simultaneously optical
and NIR bands (350-2000nm) using two different arms and a pre-slit
Common Path feeding system. SOXS will provide an unique facility to
follow up any kind of transient event with the best possible response
time in addition to high efficiency and availability. Furthermore, a
Calibration Unit and an Acquisition Camera System with all the necessary
relay optics will be connected to the Common Path sub-system. The
Acquisition Camera, working in optical regime, will be primarily focused
on target acquisition and secondary guiding, but will also provide an
imaging mode for scientific photometry. In this work we give an overview
of the Acquisition Camera System for SOXS with all the different
functionalities. The optical and mechanical design of the system are
also presented together with the preliminary performances in terms of
optical quality, throughput, magnitude limits and photometric

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