Science Requirements for EAGLE (E-ELT)


C. Evans, M. Puech, N. Welikala, S. Morris, J.-G. Cuby et al.


UK ATC, GEPI-Observatoire de Paris, LAM, Durham University, LAM


EAGLE is a Phase A study of a multi-IFU, near-IR spectrometer for the European Extremely Large Telescope (E-ELT). The design employs wide-field adaptive optics to deliver excellent image quality across a large (40 arcmin2) field. We summarise the functional and performance requirements that flow-down from the science case and provide illustrative performances from simulated observations.

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