SILFID: A Versatile Fiber-Optics Spectrograph for Faint Objects

  • Christian Vanderriest
  • Jean-Pierre Lemonnier
Part of the Santa Cruz Summer Workshops in Astronomy and Astrophysics book series (SANTA CRUZ)


The spectrograph SILFID has been designed for working with optical fibers, either in the “MEDUSA” mode (for studying simultaneously several point-like objects in a large field: of the order of 20′-30′), or in the “ARGUS” mode (for bidimensional spectrography of moderately extended objects:10″ to 30″, with as many as 500 independent spectra). It includes an imaging mode and could also be used as a long-slit or multi-slit classical spectrograph.


Large Telescope Secondary Mirror Faint Object Focal Reducer Detector Photon Counting 
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  • Christian Vanderriest
  • Jean-Pierre Lemonnier

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