Project overview and update on WEAVE: the next generation wide-field spectroscopy facility for the William Herschel Telescope

  title={Project overview and update on WEAVE: the next generation wide-field spectroscopy facility for the William Herschel Telescope},
  author={G. Dalton and S. Trager and D. Abrams and P. Bonifacio and J. A. L{\'o}pez Aguerri and K. Middleton and C. Benn and K. Dee and F. Say{\`e}de and I. Lewis and J. Pragt and S. Pic{\'o} and N. Walton and J. Rey and C. Allende Prieto and J. Pe{\~n}ate and {\'E}. Lhom{\'e} and T. Agocs and J. Alonso and D. Terrett and M. Brock and J. Gilbert and Andy Ridings and I. Guinouard and M. Verheijen and I. Tosh and K. Rogers and I. Steele and R. Stuik and N. Tromp and A. Jask{\'o} and J. Kragt and D. Lesman and C. Mottram and S. Bates and F. Gribbin and L. Rodr{\'i}guez and J. Delgado and Carlos Mart{\'i}n and D. Cano and R. Navarro and M. Irwin and Jim R. Lewis and Eduardo Gonzalez Solares and N. O'Mahony and A. Bianco and C. Zurita and R. ter Horst and E. Molinari and M. Lodi and J. Guerra and A. Vallenari and A. Baruffolo},
  booktitle={Astronomical Telescopes and Instrumentation},
We present an overview of and status report on the WEAVE next-generation spectroscopy facility for the William Herschel Telescope (WHT). WEAVE principally targets optical ground-based follow up of upcoming ground-based (LOFAR) and space-based (Gaia) surveys. WEAVE is a multi-object and multi-IFU facility utilizing a new 2-degree prime focus field of view at the WHT, with a buffered pick-and-place positioner system hosting 1000 multi-object (MOS) fibres, 20 integral field units, or a single… Expand
Developments in fiber-positioning technology for the WEAVE instrument at the William Herschel Telescope
Mauna Kea Spectroscopic Explorer (MSE): a preliminary design of multi-object high resolution spectrograph
New telescope designs suitable for massively multiplexed spectroscopy
Fiber links for the WEAVE instrument: the making of
The polishing of WEAVE spectrograph collimator mirror
Automated pipelines for spectroscopic analysis
VPHGs for WEAVE: design, manufacturing and characterization
WEAVE spectrograph cameras: the polishing of the spherical lenses
Testing process for the WEAVE prime focus corrector lenses for the William Herschel Telescope


The 123 mm 8k×3k e2v/Ohio State CCD231-68 for MODS
Assembly, alignment, and testing of the DECam wide field corrector optics