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Papers with Instrument Focus for HETDEX
Papers with Theory and Observational Focus for HETDEX
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Official HETDEX Citation

Hill, G.J., Gebhardt, K., Komatsu, E., Drory, N., MacQueen, P.J., Adams, J.A., Blanc, G.A., Koehler, R., Rafal, Roth, M.M., Kelz, A., Grupp, F., Murphy, J., Palunas, P., Gronwall, C., Ciardullo, R., Bender, R., Hopp, U., and Schneider, D.P., 2008, "The Hobby-Eberly Telescope Dark Energy Experiment (HETDEX): Description and Early Pilot Survey Results", in Panoramic Views of the Universe, ASP Conf. Series, vol 399, p 115

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The solution to the problem of dark energy will require a fundamental shift in our understanding of the universe, and acceptance of any model will require significant corroboration with observations. The Hobby-Eberly Telescope Dark Energy Experiment, HETDEX, offers a technically clean and observationally robust approach to measuring the effects of dark energy. The project has three parts: upgrade of the HET to have a 22 ′ diameter field-of-view, deployment of the VIRUS integral field spectrograph, and completion of a wide field survey to constrain the evolution of dark energy. In 1400 hours of observations on the Hobby-Eberly Telescope, we will obtain approximately 0.8 million redshifts of Lyman-α emitting galaxies. This survey will determine the local Hubble expansion at z = 2.4 and angular diameter distance out to z = 2.4 to 0.8% each and the growth of structure at z = 2.4 to 2%. Our approach is to observe 420 contiguous square degrees with a 1/7 fill factor with the instrument VIRUS, composed of 75 integral field units feeding 150 spectrographs. With a spectral range of 350–550 nm and spectral resolution of 6.4˚A, we can identify Lyman-alpha emitting galaxies at 1.9 < z < 3.5. HETDEX further will measure curvature of the universe to about 0.1%, which is over a factor of ten better than current projects; this measurement of curvature will then be leveraged by all late-time dark energy experiments since there is a degeneracy of curvature with dark energy. Thus, HETDEX strongly complements future and ongoing studies. With no theoretical guidance as to the nature of dark energy, HETDEX takes the approach of exploring a new part of parameter space as well as significantly reducing uncertainties on the effect of dark energy at late times. HETDEX is optimized for measures of the expansion history, but there is significant additional science from the survey (e.g., spectra of a 0.25 million stars and 1.4 million other galaxies); given its capability, VIRUS will remain the primary instrument for HET for many years after completion. VIRUS will also be operated in a parallel mode with the other HET instruments, so that after 10 years of HET operation, we have the ability to increase the area surveyed by VIRUS by a factor of 5–10. This mode will have very strong scientific implications for a large variety of science, for example, direct detection of the cosmic web, new regimes for studying Galactic structure, finding the most metal poor stars, constraints on non-Gaussianity, and probes of outer regions of nearby galaxies for measures of dark matter and star formation. All of these investigations are enabled by VIRUS and HETDEX but will require additional organizational structure and data analysis not currently budgeted.

The significant insights on dark energy, the large database with substantial overall science, and the availability of a unique and powerful integral field spectrograph that takes at least 33,600 spectra per exposure on the HET will have a broad impact on the astronomy community. The large, blind spectroscopic capability opens new regions of phase space (such as the emission-line universe) for general use. Also, given the importance of dark energy and the financial investment from the public, we must reach beyond the science community. With dark energy, the astronomical community has an extraordinary opportunity to engage the public in a way that is rarely possible. We are creating a significant outreach component involving the McDonald Observatory Visitors Center and Stardate radio. We also have a popular webpage (hetdex.org, which has 0.4M visits as of March 2009) that we continually update. We plan to exploit fully HETDEX in this manner.

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Papers with Instrument Focus for HETDEX

2014

Chonis, T. S., Frantz, A., Hill, G. J., Clemens, J. C., Lee, H., Tuttle, S. E., Adams, J. J., Marshall, J. L., DePoy, D. L., Prochaska, T., 2014, SPIE 91511J (MDO TC FROM SPIE WEBSITE).pdf "Mass production of volume phase holographic gratings for the VIRUS spectrograph array", Proc. SPIE, 9151

Chonis, T. S., Hill, G. J., Lee, H., Tuttle, S. E., Vattiat, B. L., 2014, SPIE 91470A (MDO FROM SPIE WEBSITE).pdf "LRS2: the new facility low resolution integral field spectrograph for the Hobby-Eberly Telescope", Proc. SPIE, 9147

Good, J., Booth, J., Cornell, M. E., Hill, G. J., Lee, H., Savage, R., Leck, R., Kriel, H., Landriau, M., 2014, SPIE 914546 (MDO JG FROM SPIE WEBSITE).pdf "Laboratory Performance Testing, Installation, and Commissioning of the Wide Field Upgrade Tracker for the Hobby-Eberly Telescope", Proc. SPIE, 9145

Good, J., Lee, H., Hill, G. J., Vattiat, B., Perry, D., Kriel, H., Savage, R., 2014, SPIE 91454C (MDO JG FROM SPIE WEBSITE).pdf "Design and Implementation of Coating Hardware for the Hobby-Eberly Telescope Wide-Field Corrector", Proc. SPIE, 9145

Hill, G. J., Drory, N., Good, J., Lee, H., Vattiat, B. L., Kriel, H., Bryant, R., Elliott, L., Landriau, M., Leck, R., Perry, D., Ramsey, J., Savage, R., Allen, R. D., Damm, G., DePoy, D. L., Fowler, J., Gebhardt, K., Haeuser, M., MacQueen, P., Marshall, J. L., Martin, J., Prochaska, T., Ramsey, L. W., Rheault, J., Shetrone, M., Mrozinski, E. S., Tuttle, S. E., Cornell, M. E., Booth, J., Moreira, W., 2014, SPIE 914506 (MDO GH FROM SPIE WEBSITE).pdf "Deployment of the Hobby-Eberly Telescope Wide Field Upgrade", Proc. SPIE, 9145

Hill, G. J., Tuttle, S. E., Drory, N., Lee, H., Vattiat, B. L., DePoy, D. L., Marshall, J. L., Kelz, A., Haynes, D., Fabricius, M. H., Gebhardt, K., Allen, R. D., Anwad, H., Bender, R., Blanc, G., Chonis, T., Cornell, M. E., Dalton, G., Good, J., Jahn, T., Kriel, H., Landriau, M., MacQueen, P. J., Murphy, J. D., Peterson, T. W., Prochaska, T., Nicklas, H., Ramsey, J., Roth, M. M., Savage, R. D., Snigula, J., 2014, SPIE 91470Q (MDO GH FROM SPIE WEBSITE).pdf ""VIRUS: production and deployment of a massively replicated fiber integral field spectrograph for the upgraded Hobby-Eberly Telescope", Proc. SPIE, 9147

Kelz, A., Haynes, D., Hill, G. J., Lee, H., Murphy, J. D., Neumann, J., Nicklas, H., Rutowska, M., Sandin, C., Streicher, O., Tuttle, S., Fabricius, M., Bauer, S. M., Vattiat, B., Anwand, H., Savage, R., 2014, SPIE 914775 (AIP AK FROM SPIE WEBSITE).pdf "VIRUS: assembly, testing and performance of 33,000 fibres for HETDEX", Proc. SPIE, 9147

Lee, H., Hill, G. J., 2014, SPIE 91513P (MDO HL FROM SPIE WEBSITE).pdf "Hybrid phase retrieval using moment-based wavefront sensing and Gerchberg-Saxton iterative transform method", Proc. SPIE, 9151

Lee, H., Hill, G. J., Tuttle, S. E., Noyola, E., Peterson, T., Vattiat, B. L., 2014, SPIE 91513O (MDO HL FROM SPIE WEBSITE).pdf "Field application of moment-based wavefront sensing to in-situ alignment and image quality assessment of astronomical spectrographs: Results and analysis of aligning VIRUS unit spectrographs", Proc. SPIE, 9151

Marshall, J. L., DePoy, D. L., Prochaska, T., Allen, R. D., Williams, P., Rheault, J., Li, T., Nagasawa, D. Q., Akers, C., Baker, D., Boster, E., Campbell, C., Cook, E., Elder, A., Gary, A., Glover, J., James, M., Martin, E., Meador, W., Mondrik, N., Rodriguez-Patino, M., Villanueva, Jr., S., Hill, G. J., Tuttle, S., Vattiat, B., Lee, H., Chonis, T. S., Dalton, G. B., Tacon, M., 2014, SPIE 91473S (TAMU JM FROM SPIE WEBSITE).pdf "VIRUS Instrument Collimator Assembly", Proc. SPIE, 9147

Prochaska, T., Allen, R., Mondrik, N., Rheault, J. P., Sauseda, M., Boster, E., James, M., Rodriguez-Patino, M., Torres, G., Ham, J., Cook, E., Baker, D., DePoy, D. L., Marshall, J. L., Hill, G. J., Perry, D., Savage, R. D., Good, J. M., Vattiat, B. L., 2014, SPIE 91476U (TAMU TP FROM SPIE WEBSITE).pdf "VIRUS instrument enclosures", Proc. SPIE, 9147

Vattiat, B., Hill, G. J., Lee, H., Moreira, W., Drory, N., Ramsey, J., Elliott, L., Landriau, M., Perry, D. M., Savage, R., Kriel, H., Haeuser, M., Mangold, F., 2014, SPIE 91474J (MDO BV FROM SPIE WEBSITE).pdf "Design, alignment, and deployment of the Hobby Eberly Telescope prime focus instrument package", Proc. SPIE, 9147

2012

Beno, J., Hayes, R., Leck, R., Penney, C., Soukup, I., 2012, SPIE 84445J (CEM JB FROM SPIE WEBSITE).pdf "HETDEX Tracker Control System Design and Implementation", Proc. SPIE, 8444

Chonis, T. S., Hill, G. J., Clemens, C., Dunlap, B., Lee, H., 2012, SPIE 84465H (MDO TC FROM SPIE WEBSITE).pdf "Methods for evaluating the performance of volume phase holographic gratings for the VIRUS spectrograph array", Proc. SPIE, 8446

Chonis, T. S., Lee, H., Hill, G. J., Cornell, M. E., Tuttle, S. E., Vattiat, B. L., 2012, SPIE 84462T (MDO TC FROM SPIE WEBSITE).pdf "Design and construction progress of LRS2-B: a new low resolution integral field spectrograph for the Hobby-Eberly Telescope", Proc. SPIE, 8446

Hayes, R., Beets, T., Beno, J., Booth, J., Cornell, M., Good, J., Heisler, J., Hill, G., Kriel, H., Penney, C., Rafal, M., Savage, R., Soukup, I., Worthington, M., Zierer, J., 2012, SPIE 84491K (CEM RH FROM SPIE WEBSITE).pdf "Use of Failure Modes and Effects Analysis in Design of the Tracker System for the HET Wide-field Upgrade", Proc. SPIE, 8449

Hill, G. J., Booth, J. A., Cornell, M. E., Good, J. M., Gebhardt, K., Kriel, H. J., Lee, H., Leck, R., Moreira, W., MacQueen, P. J., Perry, D. M., Rafal, M. D., Rafferty, T. H., Ramiller, C., Savage, R. D., Taylor III, C. A., Vattiat, B. L., Ramsey, L. W., Beno, J. H., Beets, T. A., Esguerra, J. D., Hauser, M., Hayes, R. J., Heisler, J. T., Soukup, I. M., Zierer, J. J., Worthington, M. S., Mollison, N. T., Wardell, D. R., Wedeking, G. A., 2012, SPIE 84440K (MDO GH FROM SPIE WEBSITE).pdf "Current Status of the Hobby-Eberly Telescope wide field upgrade", Proc. SPIE, 8444

Hill, G. J., Tuttle, S. E., Lee, H., Vattiat, B. L., Cornell, M. E., DePoy, D. L., Drory, N., Fabricius, M. H., Kelz, A., Marshall, J. L., Murphy, J. D., Prochaska, T., Allen, R. D., Bender, R., Blanc, G., Chonis, T., Dalton, G., Gebhardt, K., Good, J., Haynes, D., Jahn, T., MacQueen, P. J., Rafal, M. D., Roth, M. M., Savage, R. D., Snigula, J., 2012, SPIE 84460N (MDO GH FROM SPIE WEBSITE).pdf "VIRUS: production of a massively replicated 33k fiber integral field spectrograph for the upgraded Hobby-Eberly Telescope", Proc. SPIE, 8446

Lee, H., Hill, G. J., 2012, SPIE 845055 (MDO HL FROM SPIE WEBSITE).pdf "Image Moment based Wavefront Sensing for In situ Full-field Image Quality Assessment", Proc. SPIE, 8450

Lee, H., Hill, G. J., Cornell, M. E., Vattiat, B., Perry, D., Rafferty, T., Taylor, T., Hart, M., Rafal, M. D., Savage, R., 2012, SPIE 84444S (MDO HL FROM SPIE WEBSITE).pdf "Metrology Systems of the Hobby-Eberly Telescope Wide Field Upgrade", Proc. SPIE, 8444

Lee, H., Hill, G. J., Tuttle, S. E., Vattiat, B. L., 2012, SPIE 84500V (MDO HL FROM SPIE WEBSITE).pdf "Fine Optical Alignment Correction of Astronomical Spectrograph via In situ Full-field Moment-based Wavefront Sensing", Proc. SPIE, 8450

Lee, H., Hill, G. J., Vattiat, B., Smith, M., Haeuser, M., 2012, SPIE 84444J (MDO HL FROM SPIE WEBSITE).pdf "Facility Calibration Unit of the Hobby-Eberly Telescope Wide Field Upgrade", Proc. SPIE, 8444

Murphy, J. D., Hill, G. J., MacQueen, P. J., Taylor, T., Soukup, I., Moreira, W., Cornell, M. E., Good, J., Anderson, S., Fuller, L., Lee, H., Kelz, A., Rafal, M., Rafferty, T., Tuttle, S., Vattiat, B., 2012, SPIE 84465F (MDO JM FROM SPIE WEBSITE).pdf "The influence of motion and stress on optical fibers", Proc. SPIE, 8446

Prochaska, T., Allen, R. D., Boster, E., DePoy, D. L., Herbig, B., Hill, G. J., Lee, H., Marshall, J. L., Martin, E. C., Meador, W., Rheault, J., Tuttle, S. E., Vattiat, B. L., 2012, SPIE 844651 (TAMU TP FROM SPIE WEBSITE).pdf "VIRUS spectrograph assembly and alignment procedures", Proc. SPIE, 8446

Snigula, J. M., Cornell, M. E., Drory, N., Fabricius, M., Landriau, M., Hill, G. J., Gebhardt, K., 2012, SPIE 845125 (MPI JS FROM SPIE WEBSITE).pdf "Cure-WISE: HETDEX data reduction with Astro-WISE", Proc. SPIE, 8451

Soukup, I. M., Beno, J. H., Hill, G. J., Good, J. M., Penny, C. E., Beets, T. A., Esguerra, J. D., Hayes, R. J., Heisler, J. T., Zierer, J. J., Wedeking, G. A., Worthington, M. S., Wardell, D. R., Booth, J. A., Cornell, M. E., Rafal, M. D., 2012, SPIE 84443X (CEM IS FROM SPIE WEBSITE).pdf "Testing, characterization, and control of a multi-axis, high precision drive system for the Hobby-Eberly Telescope Wide Field Upgrade", Proc. SPIE, 8444

Tuttle, S. E., Allen, R. D., Chonis, T. S., Cornell, M. E., DePoy, D. L., Hill, G. J., Lee, H., Marshall, J., Prochaska, T., Rafal, M. D., Savage, R. D., Vattiat, B. L., 2012, SPIE 84465S (MDO ST FROM SPIE WEBSITE).pdf "Initial Results from VIRUS Production Spectrographs", Proc. SPIE, 8446

Vattiat, B., Hill, G. J., Lee, H., Perry, D. M., Rafal, M. D., Rafferty, T., Savage, R., Taylor III, C. A., Moreira, W., Smith, M., 2012, SPIE 844672 (MDO BV FROM SPIE WEBSITE).pdf "Design, testing, and performance of the Hobby Eberly Telescope prime focus instrument package", Proc. SPIE, 8446

Zierer, J. J., Beno, J. H., Weeks, D. A., Soukup, I. M., Good, J. M., Booth, J. A., Hill, G. J., Rafal, M. D., 2012, SPIE 84444O (CEM JZ FROM SPIE WEBSITE).pdf "Design, testing, and installation of a high-precision hexapod for the Hobby-Eberly Telescope Dark Energy Experiment (HETDEX)", Proc. SPIE, 8444

2010

Beno, J. H., Booth, J. A., Mock, J. R., 2010, SPIE 77332S_1 (CEM JB FROM SPIE WEBSITE).pdf "An alternative architecture and control strategy for hexapod positioning systems to simplify structural design and improve accuracy", Proc. SPIE, 7733-97

Burge, J. H., Benjamin, S., Dubin, M., Manuel, A., Novak, M., Oh, C. J., Valente, M., Zhao, C., 2010, SPIE 77331J_1 (UOA JB FROM SPIE WEBSITE).pdf "Development of a wide field spherical aberration corrector for the Hobby Eberly Telescope", Proc. SPIE, 7733-51

Chonis, T. S., Vattiat, B. L., Hill, G. J., Marshall, J. L., Cabral, K., DePoy, D. L., Smith, M. P., Good, J. M., Booth, J. A., Rafal, M. D., Savage, R. D., 2010, SPIE PSI773576 (MDO TC FROM SPIE WEBSITE).pdf "Development of a cryogenic system for the VIRUS array of 150 spectrographs for the Hobby-Eberly Telescope", Proc. SPIE, 7735

Collins, A. D., Vattiat, B., Marshall, J. L., Hill, G. J., DePoy, D. L., Lee, H., Allen, R. D., Prochaska, T., Villanueva Jr., S., 2010 SPIE 773574_1 (TAMU AM FROM SPIE WEBSITE).pdf "Development of VIRUS Alignment and Assembly Fixtures", Proc. SPIE, 7735

Good, J. M., Hayes, R., Beno, J., Booth, J., A., Cornell, M. E., Hill, G. J., Lee, H., Mock, J., Rafal, M., Savage, R., Soukup, I., 2010, SPIE 77393C_1 (MDO JG FROM SPIE WEBSITE).pdf "Performance Verification Testing for HET Wide-field Upgrade Tracker in the Laboratory", Proc. SPIE, 7739

Heisler, J., Mollison, N., Soukup, I., Hayes, R., Hill, G. J., Good, J., Savage, R., Vattiat, B., 2010, "Integration of VIRUS Spectrographs for the Hobby-Eberly Telescope Dark Energy Experiment", SPIE PSI773347 (CEM JH FROM SPIE WEBSITE).pdf Proc. SPIE, 7733

Hill, G. J., Lee, H., Vattiat, B. L., Adams, J. J., Marshall, J. L., Drory, N., DePoy, D. L., Blanc, G., Bender, R., Booth, J. A., Chonis, T., Cornell, M. E., Gebhardt, K., Good, J. M., Grupp, F., Haynes, R., Kelz, A., MacQueen, P. J., Mollison, N., Murphy, J. D., Rafal, M. D., Rambold, W. N., Roth, M. M., Savage, R., Smith, M. P., 2010, SPIE 77350L_1 (MDO GH FROM SPIE WEBSITE).pdf "VIRUS: a massively replicated 33k fiber integral field spectrograph for the upgraded Hobby-Eberly Telescope", Proc. SPIE, 7735

Lee, H., Chonis, T. S., Hill, G. J., DePoy, D. L., Marshall, J. L., Vattiat, B., 2010, SPIE 77357H_1 (MDO HL FROM SPIE WEBSITE).pdf "LRS2: a new low-resolution spectrograph for the Hobby-Eberly Telescope", Proc. SPIE, 7735

Lee, H., Hart, M., Hill, G. J., Rafal, M. D., 2010, SPIE 77380I_1 (MDO HL FROM SPIE WEBSITE).pdf "Analysis of active alignment control of the Hobby-Eberly Telescope Wide Field Corrector using Shack-Hartmann wavefront sensors", Proc. SPIE, 7738-18

Lee, H., Hart, M., Hill, G. J., Rafal, M. D., 2010, SPIE 77381L_1 (MDO HL FROM SPIE WEBSITE).pdf "Efficient orthonormal aberration coefficient estimation for wavefront sensing over variable non-circular pupils of the Hobby-Eberly Telescope", Proc. SPIE, 7738

Lee, H., Hill, G. J., Hart, M., 2010, SPIE 77381K_1 (MDO HL FROM SPIE WEBSITE).pdf* "Phase retrieval analysis of the Hobby-Eberly Telescope primary mirror segment figure error and its implication for wavefront sensing for the new Wide-Field Upgrade", Proc. SPIE, 7738

Lee, H., Hill, G. J., Hart, M., Cornell, M. E., Savage, R., Vattiat, B., Perry, D., Moller, W. M., Rafferty, T., Taylor, T., Rafal, M. D., 2010, SPIE 77390U_1 (MDO HL FROM SPIE WEBSITE).pdf "Metrology systems for active alignment control of the Hobby-Eberly Telescope Wide Field Corrector", Proc. SPIE, 7739

Lee, H., Hill, G. J., Marshall, J. L., Vattiat, B. L., DePoy, D. L., 2010, SPIE 77353X_1 (MDO HL FROM SPIE WEBSITE).pdf "Visible Integral-field Replicable Unit Spectrograph (VIRUS) Optical Tolerance", Proc. SPIE, 7735

Marshall, J. L., Vattiat, B., DePoy, D. L., Hill, G. J., Collins, A. D., Lee, H., Allen, R. D., Kelz, A., Bauer, S. M., Popow, E., 2010, SPIE 77354J_1 (TAMU JM FROM SPIE WEBSITE).pdf "Production‐line Assembly of 150+ VIRUS Spectrographs", Proc. SPIE, 7735-163

Mock, J. R., Beno, J., Rafferty, T. H., Cornell, M. E., 2010, SPIE 773346_1 (CEM JM FROM SPIE WEBSITE).pdf "Tracker controls development and control architecture for the Hobby-Eberly Telescope Wide Field Upgrade", Proc. SPIE, 7733

Mollison, N. T., Hayes, R. J., Good, J. M., Booth, J. A., Savage, R. D., Jackson, J. R., Rafal, M. D., Beno, J. H., 2010, SPIE 773823_1 (CEM NM FROM SPIE WEBSITE).pdf "Collaborative engineering and design management for the Hobby-Eberly Telescope tracker upgrade", Proc. SPIE, 7738

Mollison, N. T., Mock, J. R., Soukup, I. M., Beets, T. A., Good, J. M., Beno, J. H., Kriel, H. J., Hinze, S. E., Wardell, D. R., Heisler, J. T., 2010, SPIE 773344_1 (CEM NM FROM SPIE WEBSITE).pdf "Design and development of a long-travel positioning actuator and tandem constant force actuator safety system for the Hobby Eberly Telescope Wide Field Upgrade", Proc. SPIE, 7733

Ramiller, C., Taylor, T., Rafferty, T. H., Cornell, M. E., Rafal, M., Savage, R., 2010, SPIE 77403H_1 (MDO CR FROM SPIE WEBSITE).pdf "A new control system hardware architecture for the Hobby-Eberly Telescope prime focus instrument package", Proc. SPIE, 7740

Savage, R., Booth, J., Cornell, M., Good, J., Hill, G. J., Lee, H., MacQueen, P., Rafal, M., Vattiat, B., Gebhardt, K., Beno, J., Zierer, J., Perry, D., Rafferty, T., Ramiller, C., Taylor III, C., Beets, T., Hayes, R., Heisler, J., Hinze, S., Soukup, I., Jackson, J., Mock, J., Worthington, M., Mollison, N., Molina, O., South, B., Wardell, D., Wedeking, G., 2010, SPIE PSI773343 (MDO RS FROM SPIE WEBSITE).pdf* "Current Status of the Hobby-Eberly Telescope wide field upgrade", Proc. SPIE, 7733

Soukup, I. M., Beno, J. H., Hayes, R. J., Heisler, J. T., Mock, J. R., Mollison, N. T., Good, J. M., Hill, G. J., Vattiat, B. L., Murphy, J. D., Anderson, S. C., Bauer, S. M., Kelz, A., Roth, M. M., Fahrenthold, E. P., 2010, SPIE 77354W_1 (CEM IS FROM SPIE WEBSITE).pdf "Design of the fiber optic support system and fiber bundle accelerated life test for VIRUS", Proc. SPIE, 7735-180

South, B. J., Soukup, I. M., Worthington, M. S., Zierer, J. J., Booth, J. A., Good, J. M., 2010, SPIE 77333Z_1 (CEM BS FROM SPIE WEBSITE).pdf "Wind Loading Analysis and Strategy for Deflection Reduction on HET Wide Field Upgrade", Proc. SPIE, 7733

Vattiat, B. L., Hill, G., J., Marshall, J. L., DePoy, D. L., Bauer, S., Kelz, A., Rafal, M. D., Savage, R., Good, J., Booth, J. A., Smith, M. P., Prochaska, T., Allen, R. D., 2010 SPIE 773575_1 (MDO BV FROM SPIE WEBSITE).pdf "Mechanical design evolution of the VIRUS instrument for volume production and deployment", Proc. SPIE, 7735

Wedeking, G. A., Zierer, J. J., Jackson, J. R., 2010, SPIE 773342_1 (CEM GW FROM SPIE WEBSITE).pdf "Kinematic optimization of upgrade to the Hobby Eberly Telescope through novel use of commercially available three dimensional CAD package", Proc. SPIE, 7733

Worthington, M. S., Beets, T. A., Beno, J. H., Mock, J. R., Murphy, B. T., South, B. J., Good, J. M., 2010, SPIE 77335G_1 (CEM MW FROM SPIE WEBSITE).pdf "Design and development of a high precision, high payload telescope dual drive system", Proc. SPIE, 7733-201

Worthington, M. S., Mollison, N. T., Soukup, I. M., Zierer, J. J., Good, J. M., Nichols, S. P., 2010, SPIE 773341_1 (CEM MW FROM SPIE WEBSITE).pdf "Design and analysis of the tracker bridge for the Hobby-Eberly Telescope wide field upgrade," Proc. SPIE 7733

Zierer, J. J., Mock, J. R., Beno, J. H., Good, J. M., Booth, J. A., Lazzarini, P., Fumi, P., Anaclerio, E., 2010, SPIE 77331H_1 (CEM JZ FROM SPIE WEBSITE).pdf "The Development of high-precision hexapod actuators for the Hobby-Eberly Telescope Wide Field Upgrade", Proc. SPIE, 7733

2008

Adams, J.J., Hill, G.J., and MacQueen, P.J., 2008, "Volume Phase Holographic Grating Performance on the VIRUS-P Instrument", Proc. SPIE, 7014-258

Fabricius, M. H., Barnes, S., Bender, R., Drory, N., Grupp, F., Hill, G. J., Hopp, U., MacQueen, P. J., 2008, PSI701473.pdf "VIRUS-W: an integral field unit spectrograph dedicated to the study of spiral galaxy bulges", Proc. SPIE, 7014-234

Good, J. M., Hill, G. J., Mollison, N. T., Vattiat, B. L., Murphy, J. D., Klez, A., Roth, M. M., MacQueen, P. J., Rafal, M. D., Savage, R. D., Smith, M. P., 2008, PSI70147L.pdf "Current Status of the HETDEX Fiber Optic Support System", Proc. SPIE, 7014-280

Good, J.M., Hill, G.J., Mollison, N.T., Vattiat, B.L., Murphy, J.D., Klez, A, Roth, M.M., MacQueen, P.J., Rafal, M.D., Savage, R.D., Smith, M.P., Bayless, A.J., 2008, "Current Status of the HETDEX Fiber Optic Support System", Proc. SPIE, 7014-280

Hill, G .J., MacQueen, P .J., Smith, M. P., Tufts, J. R., Roth, M. M., Kelz, A., Adams, J .J., Drory, N., Grupp, F., Barnes, S. I., Blanc, G. A., Murphy, J. D., Altmann, W., Wesley, G. L., Segura, P. R., Good, J. M., Booth, J. A., Bauer, S., Popow, E., Goertz, J. A., Edmonston, R. D., Wilkinson, C. P., 2008, PSI701470.pdf "Design, construction, and performance of VIRUS-P: the prototype of a highly replicated integral-field spectrograph for HET", Proc. SPIE, 7014-231

Hill, G. J., MacQueen, P .J., Palunas, P., Barnes, S. I., Shetrone, M. D., 2008, PSI701406.pdf "Present and Future Instrumentation for the Hobby-Eberly Telescope", Proc. SPIE, 7014-5

Hill, G.J., MacQueen, P.J., Smith, M.P., Tufts, J.R., Roth, M.M., Kelz, A., Adams, J.J., Drory, N., Grupp, F., Barnes, S.I., Blanc, G.A., Murphy, J.D., Altmann, W., Wesley, G.L., Segura, P.R., Good, J.M., Booth, J.A., Bauer, S-M., Popow, E., Goertz, J.A., Edmonston, R.D., & Wilkinson, C.P., 2008, "Design, construction, and performance of VIRUS-P: the prototype of a highly replicated integral field spectrograph for the HET", Proc. SPIE, 7014, 257

Murphy, J.D., Palunas, P., Grupp, F., MacQueen, P.J., Hill, G.J., Kelz, A. & Roth, M.M., 2008, "Focal ratio degradation and transmission in VIRUS-P optical fibers", Proc. SPIE, 7018-104

Savage, R. D., Booth, J. A., Gebhardt, K., Good, J. M., Hill, G .J., MacQueen, P. J., Rafal, M. D., Smith, M. P., Vattiat, B. L., 2008, PSI70120B.pdf "Current Status of the Hobby-Eberly Telescope Wide Field Upgrade and VIRUS", Proc. SPIE, 7012-10

Savage, R.D., Booth, J.A., Gebhardt, K., Good, J.M., Hill, G.J., MacQueen, P.J, Rafal, M.D., Smith, M.P., & Vattiat, B.L., 2008, "Current status of the Hobby-Eberly Telescope wide field upgrade and VIRUS", Proc. SPIE, 7012-9

Smith, M. P., Hill, G. J., MacQueen, P. J., Altmann, W., Goertz, J. A., Good, J. M., Segura, P. R., Wesley, G. L., 2008, PSI701472.pdf "Mechanical Design of VIRUS-P for the McDonald 2.7m Harlan J Smith Telescope", Proc. SPIE, 7014-259

Smith, M. P., Mulholland, G. T., Booth, J. A., Good, J. M., Hill, G. J., MacQueen, P. J., Rafal, M. D., Savage, R. D., Vattiat, B. L., 2008, PSI70184M.pdf "The Cryogenic System for the VIRUS Array of Spectrographs on the Hobby-Eberly Telescope", Proc. SPIE, 7018-117

Smith, M.P., Hill, G.J., MacQueen, P.J., Altman, W., Goertz,, J.A., Good, J.M., Segura, P.R., Wesley, G.L., 2008, "Mechanical design of VIRUS-P for the McDonald 2.7m Harland J Smith Telescope", Proc. SPIE, 7014-259

Smith, M.P., Mulholland, G.T., Booth, J.A., Good, J.M., Hill, G.J., MacQueen, P.J., Rafal, M.D., Savage, R.D., Vattiat, B.L., "The cryogenic system for the VIRUS array of spectrographs on the Hobby Eberly Telescope", 2008, Proc. SPIE, 7018-117

Tufts, J.R., MacQueen, P.J., Smith, M.P., Segura, P.R., Hill, G.J., Edmonston, R.D., 2008, "VIRUS-P: camera design and performance", Proc. SPIE, 7021-10

2007

Goessl, C.A., Hopp, U., Koehler, R., Grupp, F., Relke, H., Drory, N., Gebhardt, K., Hill, G., and MacQueen, P., 2007, "The VIRUS Emission Line Detection Recipe", Astronomical Data Analysis Software and Systems XVI, 376, 281

2006

Booth, J. A., MacQueen, P. J., Good, J. M., Wesley, G. L., Hill, G. J., Palunas, P., Segura, P. R., Calder, R. E., 2006, "The wide field upgrade for the Hobby-Eberly Telescope", Proc. SPIE, 6267, 128

Goessl, C. A., Drory, N., Relke, H., Gebhardt, K., Grupp, F., Hill, G., Hopp, U., Koehler, R. & MacQueen, P., 2006, "The VIRUS data reduction pipeline", Proc. SPIE, 6270, 66

Hill G.J., MacQueen, P.J., Palunas,P., Kelz A., Roth, M.M., Gebhardt, K., Grupp, F., 2006 "VIRUS: a hugely replicated integral field spectrograph for HETDEX", New AR, 50, 378

Hill, G. J., MacQueen, P. J., Tufts, J. R., Kelz, A., Roth, M. M., Altmann, W., Segura, P., Gebhardt, K., & Palunas, P., 2006, "VIRUS: a massively replicated integral-field spectrograph for HET", Proc. SPIE, 6269, 79

Kelz, A., Bauer, S. M., Grupp, F., Hill, G. J., Popow, E., Palunas, P., Roth, M. M., MacQueen, P. J., & Tripphahn, U., 2006, "Prototype development of the integral-field unit for VIRUS", Proc. SPIE, 6273, 121

Kelz, A., Bauer, S. M., Grupp, F., Hill, G. J., Popow, E., Palunas, P., Roth, M. M., MacQueen, P. J., Tripphahn, U., 2006, SPIE 62733W_1 (AIP AK FROM SPIE WEBSITE).pdf "Prototype development of the Integral-Field unit for VIRUS", Proc. SPIE, 6273-121

2004

Hill, G. J.; MacQueen, Phillip J.; Tejada, Carlos; Cobos, Francisco J.; Palunas, Povilas; Gebhardt, Karl; Drory, Niv, "VIRUS: a massively replicated IFU spectrograph for HET", 2004, Proc. SPIE, 5492, 251

Papers with Theory and Observational Focus for HETDEX

Hill, G. J. Gebhardt, Karl; Komatsu, Eiichiro; MacQueen, Phillip J., "The Hobby-Eberly Telescope Dark Energy Experiment", The New Cosmology: Conference on Strings and Cosmology; The Mitchell Symposium on Observational Cosmology, AIP Conference Proc., 743, 2004, p.224-233

Hill, G.J., MacQueen, P.J., Palunas, P., Barnes, S.I., & Shetrone, M.D., 2008, "Present and future instrumentation for the Hobby-Eberly Telescope", Proc. SPIE, 7014, 5

Hill, G.J., Gebhardt, K., Komatsu, E., Drory, N., MacQueen, P.J., Adams, J.A., Blanc, G.A., Koehler, R., Rafal, Roth, M.M., Kelz, A., Grupp, F., Murphy, J., Palunas, P., Gronwall, C., Ciardullo, R., Bender, R., Hopp, U., and Schneider, D.P., 2008, "The Hobby-Eberly Telescope Dark Energy Experiment (HETDEX): Description and Early Pilot Survey Results", in Panoramic Views of the Universe, ASP Conf. Series, vol 399, p 115

Jeong, D., and Komatsu, E., 2006, "Perturbation Theory Reloaded: Analytical Calculation of Nonlinearity in Baryonic Oscillations in the Real-Space Matter Power Spectrum", ApJ, 651, 619

Jeong, D., and Komatsu, E., 2009, "Perturbation Theory Reloaded. II. Nonlinear Bias, Baryon Acoustic Oscillations, and Millennium Simulation in Real Space", ApJ, 691, 569

Jeong, D., and Komatsu, E., 2010, "Primordial non-Gaussianity, scale-dependent bias, and the bispectrum of galaxies", arXiv:0904.0497

Koehler, R. S., Schuecker, P., and Gebhardt, K., 2007, "Probing dark energy with baryonic acoustic oscillations at high redshifts", A&A, 462, 7

Shoji, M., Jeong, D., and Komatsu, E., 2009, "Extracting Angular Diameter Distance and Expansion Rate of the Universe From Two-Dimensional Galaxy Power Spectrum at High Redshifts: Baryon Acoustic Oscillation Fitting Versus Full Modeling", ApJ, 693, 1404

Papers with Additional Science

Adams, J.A., Hill, G.J., and MacQueen, P.J., 2009, "B20902+34: a collapsing proto-giant elliptical galaxy at z=3.4", ApJ, 694, 314

Blanc, G., Heiderman, A., Gebhardt, K., Evans, N.J. III, Adams, J. 2009, "The Spatially Resolved Star Formation Law from Integral Field Spectroscopy: VIRUS-P Observations of NGC 5194" ApJ, arXiv:0908.2810