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SPIRou: the near-infrared spectropolarimeter/high-precision velocimeter for the Canada-France-Hawaii telescope
Author(s): Étienne Artigau; Driss Kouach; Jean-François Donati; René Doyon; Xavier Delfosse; Sébastien Baratchart; Marielle Lacombe; Claire Moutou; Patrick Rabou; Laurent P. Parès; Yoan Micheau; Simon Thibault; Vladimir A. Reshetov; Bruno Dubois; Olivier Hernandez; Philippe Vallée; Shiang-Yu Wang; François Dolon; Francesco A. Pepe; François Bouchy; Nicolas Striebig; François Hénault; David Loop; Leslie Saddlemyer; Gregory Barrick; Tom Vermeulen; Michel Dupieux; Guillaume Hébrard; Isabelle Boisse; Eder Martioli; Silvia H. P. Alencar; José-Diaz do Nascimento; Pedro Figueira
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Paper Abstract

SPIRou is a near-IR echelle spectropolarimeter and high-precision velocimeter under construction as a next- generation instrument for the Canada-France-Hawaii-Telescope. It is designed to cover a very wide simultaneous near-IR spectral range (0.98-2.35 μm) at a resolving power of 73.5K, providing unpolarized and polarized spectra of low-mass stars at a radial velocity (RV) precision of 1m/s. The main science goals of SPIRou are the detection of habitable super-Earths around low-mass stars and the study of stellar magnetism of star at the early stages of their formation. Following a successful final design review in Spring 2014, SPIRou is now under construction and is scheduled to see first light in late 2017. We present an overview of key aspects of SPIRou’s optical and mechanical design.

Paper Details

Date Published: 8 July 2014
PDF: 13 pages
Proc. SPIE 9147, Ground-based and Airborne Instrumentation for Astronomy V, 914715 (8 July 2014); doi: 10.1117/12.2055663
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Étienne Artigau, Univ. de Montréal (Canada)
Driss Kouach, Institut de Recherche en Astrophysique et Planétologie, CNR, Univ. de Toulouse (France)
Jean-François Donati, Institut de Recherche en Astrophysique et Planétologie, CNR, Univ. de Toulouse (France)
René Doyon, Univ. de Montréal (Canada)
Xavier Delfosse, Institut de Planétologie et d’Astrophysique de Grenoble, CNRS, Univ. Joseph Fourier (France)
Sébastien Baratchart, Institut de Recherche en Astrophysique et Planétologie, CNR, Univ. de Toulouse (France)
Marielle Lacombe, Institut de Recherche en Astrophysique et Planétologie, CNR, Univ. de Toulouse (France)
Claire Moutou, Canada-France-Hawaii Telescope (United States)
Patrick Rabou, Institut de Planétologie et d’Astrophysique de Grenoble, CNRS, Univ. Joseph Fourier (France)
Laurent P. Parès, Institut de Recherche en Astrophysique et Planétologie, CNR, Univ. de Toulouse (France)
Yoan Micheau, Institut de Recherche en Astrophysique et Planétologie, CNR, Univ. de Toulouse (France)
Simon Thibault, Univ. Laval (Canada)
Vladimir A. Reshetov, NRC - Herzburg Institute of Astrophysics (Canada)
Bruno Dubois, Institut de Recherche en Astrophysique et Planétologie, CNR, Univ. de Toulouse (France)
Olivier Hernandez, Univ. de Montréal (Canada)
Philippe Vallée, Univ. de Montréal (Canada)
Shiang-Yu Wang, Institute of Astronomy and Astrophysics, Academia Sinica (Taiwan)
François Dolon, Institut de Recherche en Astrophysique et Planétologie, CNR, Univ. de Toulouse (France)
Francesco A. Pepe, Observatoire Astronomique de l’Univ. de Genève (Switzerland)
François Bouchy, Aix Marseille Univ., CNRS, Lab. d’Astrophysique de Marseille (Switzerland)
Nicolas Striebig, Institut de Recherche en Astrophysique et Planétologie, CNR, Univ. de Toulouse (France)
François Hénault, Institut de Planétologie et d’Astrophysique de Grenoble, CNRS, Univ. Joseph Fourier (France)
David Loop, NRC - Herzberg Institute of Astrophysics (Canada)
Leslie Saddlemyer, NRC - Herzberg Institute of Astrophysics (Canada)
Gregory Barrick, Canada-France-Hawaii Telescope (United States)
Tom Vermeulen, Canada-France-Hawaii Telescope (United States)
Michel Dupieux, Institut de Recherche en Astrophysique et Planétologie, CNR, Univ. de Toulouse (France)
Guillaume Hébrard, Institut d'Astrophysique de Paris, CNRS, Univ. Pierre et Marie Curie (France)
Isabelle Boisse, Univ. do Porto (Portugal)
Eder Martioli, Lab. Nacional de Astrofísica (Brazil)
Silvia H. P. Alencar, Univ. Federal de Minas Gerais (Brazil)
José-Diaz do Nascimento, Univ. Federal do Rio Grande do Norte (Brazil)
Pedro Figueira, Univ. do Porto (Portugal)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9147:
Ground-based and Airborne Instrumentation for Astronomy V
Suzanne K. Ramsay; Ian S. McLean; Hideki Takami, Editor(s)

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