IntroductionThis document is a `cookbook' for the University College London Echelle Spectrograph (UCLES) which is used for high-resolution optical spectroscopy at the Anglo-Australian Telescope. UCLES is used to observe objects brighter than 17th magnitude, with a resolving power of at least 40,000, depending on the slit width. This instrument is located in the east coude room on the 4th floor of the AAT building.
This document provides an extension to the UCLES and UHRF manual, released in August 2000. Use this cookbook as a quick reminder of setup and observing techniques, and to check recent changes and instrument test reports.
This cookbook was originally created by Jessica Chapman, and is now supported by Stuart Ryder.
- Operating the Graphical User Interface for UCLES
- UCLES light path and setup procedure
- UCLES ThAr Atlas
- S/N calculator
- Technical Notes
- UCLES throughput history
- UCLES benchmarks
- On the spectral resolution and throughput of UCLES (by Semel & Lopez Ariste)
Stuart Ryder, sdr -@- aao.gov.au