The nature of the fiber noise with the FOCES spectrograph
Nature, modeling and a way to achieve S/N
Universitäts Sternwarte München, Scheinerstr. 1, 12345 München, Germany
Corresponding author: firstname.lastname@example.org
Accepted: 8 September 2003
The non-white noise noticed using the fiber-fed Foces spectrograph is recognized as the result of vignetting to an uneven distribution of monochromatic light in the spectrograph beam behind the fiber exit. This phenomenon – that can be assigned to every fiber-coupled spectrograph with vignetting of the light path behind the fiber – is qualitatively and quantitatively described and modeled. The ratio that seemed to be limited to ≈200 when surrounding the object exposure by two flatfield exposures is shown to reach the theoretical limit (defined by the linear range of the CCD-detector) of . This is achieved by using multiple flatfield exposures in combination with a fiber vibration device allowing non-harmonic movement of the fiber during exposure time.
Key words: instrumentation: spectrographs / techniques: spectroscopic / telescopes
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