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Revisiting the science case for near-UV spectroscopy with the VLT

Evans, C. J.; Barbuy, B.; Castilho, B.; Smiljanic, R.; Melendez, J.; Japelj, J.; Cristiani, S.; Snodgrass, C.; Bonifacio, P.; Puech, M. and Quirrenbach, A. (2018). Revisiting the science case for near-UV spectroscopy with the VLT. In: Proc. SPIE 10702, Ground-based and Airborne Instrumentation for Astronomy VII, p. 86.

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In the era of Extremely Large Telescopes, the current generation of 8-10m facilities are likely to remain competitive at far-blue visible wavelengths for the foreseeable future. High-efficiency (<20%) observations of the ground UV (300- 400 nm) at medium resolving power (R~20,000) are required to address a number of exciting topics in stellar astrophysics, while also providing new insights in extragalactic science. Anticipating strong demand to better exploit this diagnostic-rich wavelength region, we revisit the science case and instrument requirements previously assembled for the CUBES concept for the Very Large Telescope.

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Academic Unit/School: Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) > Physical Sciences
Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM)
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Date Deposited: 02 Jan 2019 10:00
Last Modified: 02 May 2019 14:55
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