Refereed article in conference proceedings (A4)

From Assembly to the Complete Integration and Verification of the SOXS Common Path




List of Authors: Santhakumari KKR, Battaini F, Claudi R, Slemer A, Biondi F, Munari M, Sanchez RZ, Aliverti M, Oggioni L, Colapietro M, Ricci D, Lessio L, Dima M, Marafatto L, Farinato J, Campana S, Schipani P, D'Orsi S, Salasnich B, Baruffolo A, Ben-Amif S, Capasso G, Cosentino R, D'Alessio F, D'Avanzo P, Hershko O, Kuncarayakti H, Landoni M, Pignata G, Rubin A, Scuderi S, Vitali F, Young D, Achren J, Araiza-Duran JA, Arcavi I, Brucalassi A, Bruch R, Cappellaro E, Della Valle M, Di Benedetto R, Gal-Yam A, Genoni M, Hernandez M, Kotilainen J, Causi GL, Marty L, Mattila S, Rappaport M, Riva M, Smartt S, Stritzingerv M, Venturae H

Conference name: SPIE Astronomical Telescopes + Instrumentation

Publisher: SPIE-INT SOC OPTICAL ENGINEERING, PO BOX 10, BELLINGHAM, WA 98227-0010 USA

Publication year: 2022

Journal: Proceedings of SPIE : the International Society for Optical Engineering

Book title *: Proceedings of SPIE: Ground-based and Airborne Instrumentation for Astronomy IX

Journal name in source: GROUND-BASED AND AIRBORNE INSTRUMENTATION FOR ASTRONOMY IX

Journal acronym: PROC SPIE

Title of series: Proceedings of SPIE : the International Society for Optical Engineering

Volume number: 12184

Number of pages: 8

ISSN: 0277-786X

eISSN: 1996-756X

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1117/12.2629962

URL: https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2629962


Abstract
The Son Of X-Shooter (SOXS) is a single object spectrograph offering simultaneous spectral coverage in UV-VIS (350-850 nm) and NIR (800-2000 nm) wavelength regimes with an average of R similar to 4500 for a 1 '' slit. SOXS also has imaging capabilities in the visible wavelength regime. It is designed and optimized to observe all kinds of transients and variable sources. The final destination of SOXS is the Nasmyth platform of the ESO NTT at La Silla, Chile. The SOXS consortium has a relatively large geographic spread, and therefore the Assembly Integration and Verification (AIV) of this medium-class instrument follows a modular approach. Each of the five main sub-systems of SOXS, namely the Common Path, the Calibration Unit, the Acquisition Camera, the UV-VIS Spectrograph, and the NIR Spectrograph, are undergoing (or undergone) internal alignment and testing in the respective consortium institutes. INAF-Osservatorio Astronomico di Padova delivers the Common Path sub-system, the backbone of the entire instrument. We report the Common Path internal alignment starting from the assembly of the individual components to the final testing of the optical quality, and the efficiency of the complete sub-system.


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