The optomechanical design of the Giant Magellan telescope multi-object astronomical and cosmological spectrograph (GMACS) Conference Paper uri icon


  • © 2018 SPIE. We describe the latest optomechanical design of GMACS, a wide-field, multi-object, moderate-resolution optical spectrograph for the Giant Magellan Telescope (GMT). Specifically, we discuss the details of the structure, mechanisms, optical mounts and deflection tracking/compensation as well as the requirements and considerations used to guide the design. We also discuss GMACS's interfaces with GMT and other instruments.

author list (cited authors)

  • Prochaska, T., Albert, C., Beck, J., Cook, E., DePoy, D. L., Faes, D. M., ... Williams, D.

citation count

  • 1

publication date

  • July 2018