SparsePak: A Formatted Fiber Field Unit for the WIYN Telescope Bench Spectrograph. I. Design, Construction, and Calibration

@article{Bershady2004SparsePakAF,
  title={SparsePak: A Formatted Fiber Field Unit for the WIYN Telescope Bench Spectrograph. I. Design, Construction, and Calibration},
  author={Matthew A. Bershady and David R. Andersen and Justin J. Harker and Lawrence W. Ramsey and Marc A. W. Verheijen},
  journal={Publications of the Astronomical Society of the Pacific},
  year={2004},
  volume={116},
  pages={565 - 590}
}
We describe the design and construction of a formatted fiber field unit, SparsePak, and characterize its optical and astrometric performance. This array is optimized for spectroscopy of low surface brightness extended sources in the visible and near‐infrared. SparsePak contains 82, 4 .″7 fibers subtending an area of 72′′ × 71′′ in the telescope focal plane and feeds the WIYN Bench Spectrograph. Together, these instruments are capable of achieving spectral resolutions of λ/Δλ∼20,000 and an area… 

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