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The 2-channel focal reducer (FoReRo2): a new observing facility for the 2-meter telescope Tanyu Bonev Institute of Astronomy Bulgarian Academy of Sciences.

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1 The 2-channel focal reducer (FoReRo2): a new observing facility for the 2-meter telescope Tanyu Bonev Institute of Astronomy Bulgarian Academy of Sciences 1.Optical parameters 2.Mechanical design 3.Modes of observations with examples 4.Conclusions

2 16 m Focal length 5.6 m f/8 f ratio f/ arcsec/px Scale (1 px = mm) 0.88 arcsec/px

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4 FoReRo2: Modes of Observations 1. Broadband imaging 2. Narrowband imaging 3. Long slit spectroscopy 4. Fabry-Perot imaging 5. Imaging polarimetry

5 FoReRo2: Broad band imaging and photometry Available Filters: U, B, V, R, I Example: Landolt field PG , filter V, Exposure = 15 sec

6 FoReRo2: long slit spectrography Blue Channel Red Channel 600 lines/mm300 lines/mm 0.3 nm/px 0.5 nm/px Long slit: Length: covers the full FOV Width: 110 microns = 1.5 arcsec Grating prisms (grisms)

7 490 nm FoReRo2: long slit spectrography Blue Channel Red Channel

8 FoReRo2: low dispersion spectra 490 nm Blue Channel Red Channel

9 FoReRo2: Fabry-Perot Imaging NameKindUseful range nm Reference wavelength nm Free spectral range mounted Quensgate visual tunable Before beamsplitter Quensgate blue tunable355 – Before beamsplitter CSIRO visual Fixed airgap Before beamsplitter CSIRO redFused silica Red arm CSIRO blue Fused silica Blue arm

10 FoReRo2: Fabry-Perot Imaging interferogram of [OI] 6300 in comet Q4 (NEAT), obtained on May 23, Interference filter micron Fabry- Perot etalon in the red channel. Exposure: 600 sec [OI] 6300 night sky emission

11 FoReRo2: Imaging polarimetry mode Comet Q4 (NEAT) Optical arrangement +45 o 0o0o 90 o -45 o

12 FoReRo2: Narrow band imaging Part of the available interference filters Blue channelRed channel Filters for cometary observations 390 nm - CN 406 nm - C nm - CO nm - Blue Continuum … 590 nm - Na 616 nm - H 2 O nm – [OI] 642 nm – Red Continuum … Filters of common interest [SIII] 3722 [SII] 4069, 4076 [OIII] 5007 … [OI] H alpha [SII] 6716, 6731 …

13 Narrow band imaging of comet Q4 (NEAT) On-line, 616 nm, H 2 O + Off-line, 642 nm, Continuum - k *

14 Comet Q4 (NEAT), May 26, 2004 H 2 O + ions in the near nucleus region

15 Comet Q4 (NEAT), May 26, 2004 Dynamics of the H 2 O + ions in the near nucleus region 11 frames x 300 sec exposure Total time of the sequence < 1 h

16 FoReRo2: Conclusions The 2-channel focal reducer increases the power of the 2-meter telescope by: 1.Changing the f ratio from f/8 to f/2.8 2.Allowing simultaneous data acquisition in two spectral ranges The 2-channel focal reducer offers several modes of observations: 1.Broad band imaging 2.Narrow band imaging 3.Long slit spectroscopy 4.Fabry-Perot imaging 5.Imaging polarimetry


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