WEAVE an overview and status update

P. Bonifacio, G. Dalton, S. Trager, A. L. Aguerri, E. Carrasco, A. Vallenari, D. C. Abrams, K. Middleton, F. Sayède

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The WHT Enhanced Area Velocity Explorer is a high multiplex, multi-object spectrograph that will equip the prime focus of the WHT 4.2m telescope. The instrument is currently in the construction phase and several components have already been procured. I will give a short overview of the instrument and of the project and its status. The French participation is done through CNRS - Institut National des Sciences de l'Univers and the technical activity is carried out, at this stage, at GEPI, Observatoire de Paris.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the annual meeting of the French Society of Astronomy & Astrophysics Lyon, June 14-17, 2016
EditorsC. Reylé
PublisherSociété Francaise d’Astronomie et d’Astrophysique (SF2A)
Publication statusPublished - 1-Dec-2016
EventSemaine de l’Astrophysique - Lyon, France
Duration: 14-Jun-201617-Jun-2016


ConferenceSemaine de l’Astrophysique


  • Instrumentation: spectrographs
  • Surveys

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