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9.2 m Hobby-Eberly-Telescope


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HET wide field from top HET outside view
Cosmology survey spectrograph VIRUS (general) (observers info by staff)
Low Resolution Spectrograph LRS2
High Resolution Spectrograph HRS
NIR spectrograph HPF (general)
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Low Resolution Spectrograph LRS (before WFU, now de-comissioned)
Medium Resolution Spectrograph MRS (before WFU, now de-comissioned)
High Resolution Spectrograph HRS (before WFU)

Acknowlegdment for publications:

The Hobby-Eberly Telescope (HET) is a joint project of the University of Texas at Austin, the Pennsylvania State University, Ludwig-Maximillians-Universität München, and Georg-August-Universität Göttingen. The HET is named in honor of its principal benefactors, William P. Hobby and Robert E. Eberly. The HET collaboration acknowledges the support and resources from the Texas Advanced Computing Center.

The High-Resolution Spectrograph (HRS) was developed with funding from the National Science Foundation grant AST-931674, the W.J. McDonald Observatory, the Robert A.~Welch Foundation through grant F-634 to David L.~Lambert, and the Pennsylvania State University.

The Visible Integral-field Replicable Unit Spectrograph (VIRUS) was developed by the University of Texas at Austin McDonald Observatory and Department of Astronomy with participation from the Leibniz-Institut für Astrophysik Potsdam, Texas A&M University, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München, Max-Planck-Institut für Extraterrestriche-Physik, Pennsylvania State University, Institut f\ür Astrophysik G\öttingen, University of Oxford, and the Max-Planck-Institut f\ür Astrophysik. In addition to Institutional support, VIRUS development was funded by the National Science Foundation (grant AST-0926815), the State of Texas, the Texas Norman Hackerman Advanced Research Program under grants 003658-0005-2006 and 003658-0295-2007, and generous support from private individuals and foundations.

The Low-Resolution Spectrograph 2 (LRS2) was developed and funded by the University of Texas at Austin McDonald Observatory and Department of Astronomy, and by Pennsylvania State University. We thank the Leibniz-Institut für Astrophysik Potsdam and the Institut für Astrophysik Göttingen for their contributions to the construction of the integral field units.

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Last updated December 16 2010 by hopp @ usm.uni-muenchen.de