SEDM Spectrograph for Automated Classification
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Karl Vyhmeister

Publications of the Astronomical Society of the Pacific

The SED Machine: A Robotic Spectrograph for Fast Transient Classification


This article describes design and observation results of the SEDM spectrograph. The instrument was designed for automated classification of transient astronomical events like supernovae. It has been in operation at the Palomar 60- inch telescope and uses 2 large area PIXIS cameras for photometric and spectroscopic detection.

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