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The E-ELT first light spectrograph HARMONI: capabilities and modes
Author(s): Niranjan A. Thatte; Fraser Clarke; Ian Bryson; Hermine Shnetler; Matthias Tecza; Thierry Fusco; Roland M. Bacon; Johan Richard; Evencio Mediavilla; Benoît Neichel; Santiago Arribas; Begoña Garcia-Lorenzo; Christopher J. Evans; Alban Remillieux; Kacem El Madi; Jose Miguel Herreros; Dave Melotte; Kieran O'Brien; Ian A. Tosh; Joël Vernet; Peter Hammersley; Derek J. Ives; Gert Finger; Ryan Houghton; Dimitra Rigopoulou; James D. Lynn; Jamie R. Allen; Simon D. Zieleniewski; Sarah Kendrew; Vanessa Ferraro-Wood; Arlette Pécontal-Rousset; Johan Kosmalski; Florence Laurent; Magali Loupias; Laure Piqueras; Edgar Renault; Jeremy Blaizot; Eric Daguisé; Jean-Emmanuel Migniau; Aurélien Jarno; Andy Born; Angus M. Gallie; David M. Montgomery; David Henry; Noah Schwartz; William Taylor; Gérard Zins; Luis Fernando Rodríguez-Ramos; Miguel Cagigas; Giuseppina Battaglia; Refael Rebolo López; Elvio Hernández Suárez; José Vicente Gigante-Ripoll; Javier Piqueras López; Montserrat Villa Martin; Carlos Correia; Sandrine Pascal; Leonardo Blanco; Pascal Vola; Benoit Epinat; Celine Peroux; Arthur Vigan; Kjetil Dohlen; Jean-Francois Sauvage; Martin Lee; Alexis Carlotti; Christophe Verinaud; Tim Morris; Richard Myers; Andrew Reeves; Mark Swinbank; Ariadna Calcines; Marrie Larrieu
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Paper Abstract

HARMONI is the E-ELT’s first light visible and near-infrared integral field spectrograph. It will provide four different spatial scales, ranging from coarse spaxels of 60 × 30 mas best suited for seeing limited observations, to 4 mas spaxels that Nyquist sample the diffraction limited point spread function of the E-ELT at near-infrared wavelengths. Each spaxel scale may be combined with eleven spectral settings, that provide a range of spectral resolving powers (R ~3500, 7500 and 20000) and instantaneous wavelength coverage spanning the 0.5 – 2.4 μm wavelength range of the instrument. In autumn 2015, the HARMONI project started the Preliminary Design Phase, following signature of the contract to design, build, test and commission the instrument, signed between the European Southern Observatory and the UK Science and Technology Facilities Council. Crucially, the contract also includes the preliminary design of the HARMONI Laser Tomographic Adaptive Optics system. The instrument’s technical specifications were finalized in the period leading up to contract signature. In this paper, we report on the first activity carried out during preliminary design, defining the baseline architecture for the system, and the trade-off studies leading up to the choice of baseline.

Paper Details

Date Published: 9 August 2016
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 9908, Ground-based and Airborne Instrumentation for Astronomy VI, 99081X (9 August 2016); doi: 10.1117/12.2230629
Show Author Affiliations
Niranjan A. Thatte, Univ. of Oxford (United Kingdom)
Fraser Clarke, Univ. of Oxford (United Kingdom)
Ian Bryson, UK Astronomy Technology Ctr. (United Kingdom)
Hermine Shnetler, UK Astronomy Technology Ctr. (United Kingdom)
Matthias Tecza, Univ. of Oxford (United Kingdom)
Thierry Fusco, ONERA (France)
Lab. d'Astrophysique de Marseille (France)
Roland M. Bacon, Observatoire de Lyon (France)
Johan Richard, Observatoire de Lyon (France)
Evencio Mediavilla, Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias (Spain)
Benoît Neichel, Lab. d'Astrophysique de Marseille (France)
Santiago Arribas, Ctr. de Astrobiología (Spain)
Begoña Garcia-Lorenzo, Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias (Spain)
Christopher J. Evans, UK Astronomy Technology Ctr. (United Kingdom)
Alban Remillieux, Observatoire de Lyon (France)
Kacem El Madi, Lab. d'Astrophysique de Marseille (France)
Jose Miguel Herreros, Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias (Spain)
Dave Melotte, UK Astronomy Technology Ctr. (United Kingdom)
Kieran O'Brien, Univ. of Oxford (United Kingdom)
Ian A. Tosh, STFC Rutherford Appleton Lab. (United Kingdom)
Joël Vernet, European Southern Observatory (Germany)
Peter Hammersley, European Southern Observatory (Germany)
Derek J. Ives, European Southern Observatory (Germany)
Gert Finger, European Southern Observatory (Germany)
Ryan Houghton, Univ. of Oxford (United Kingdom)
Dimitra Rigopoulou, Univ. of Oxford (United Kingdom)
RAL Space (United Kingdom)
James D. Lynn, Univ. of Oxford (United Kingdom)
Jamie R. Allen, Univ. of Oxford (United Kingdom)
Simon D. Zieleniewski, Univ. of Oxford (United Kingdom)
Sarah Kendrew, Univ. of Oxford (United Kingdom)
Vanessa Ferraro-Wood, Univ. of Oxford (United Kingdom)
Arlette Pécontal-Rousset, Observatoire de Lyon (France)
Johan Kosmalski, Observatoire de Lyon (France)
Florence Laurent, Observatoire de Lyon (France)
Magali Loupias, Observatoire de Lyon (France)
Laure Piqueras, Observatoire de Lyon (France)
Edgar Renault, Observatoire de Lyon (France)
Jeremy Blaizot, Observatoire de Lyon (France)
Eric Daguisé, Observatoire de Lyon (France)
Jean-Emmanuel Migniau, Observatoire de Lyon (France)
Aurélien Jarno, Observatoire de Lyon (France)
Andy Born, UK Astronomy Technology Ctr. (United Kingdom)
Angus M. Gallie, UK Astronomy Technology Ctr. (United Kingdom)
David M. Montgomery, UK Astronomy Technology Ctr. (United Kingdom)
David Henry, UK Astronomy Technology Ctr. (United Kingdom)
Noah Schwartz, UK Astronomy Technology Ctr. (United Kingdom)
William Taylor, UK Astronomy Technology Ctr. (United Kingdom)
Gérard Zins, Institut de Planétologie et d’Astrophysique de Grenoble (France)
Luis Fernando Rodríguez-Ramos, Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias (Spain)
Miguel Cagigas, Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias (Spain)
Giuseppina Battaglia, Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias (Spain)
Refael Rebolo López, Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias (Spain)
Elvio Hernández Suárez, Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias (Spain)
José Vicente Gigante-Ripoll, Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias (Spain)
Javier Piqueras López, Ctr. de Astrobiología (Spain)
Montserrat Villa Martin, Ctr. de Astrobiología (Spain)
Carlos Correia, Lab. d'Astrophysique de Marseille (France)
Sandrine Pascal, Lab. d'Astrophysique de Marseille (France)
Leonardo Blanco, Lab. d'Astrophysique de Marseille (France)
Pascal Vola, Lab. d'Astrophysique de Marseille (France)
Benoit Epinat, Lab. d'Astrophysique de Marseille (France)
Celine Peroux, Lab. d'Astrophysique de Marseille (France)
Arthur Vigan, Lab. d'Astrophysique de Marseille (France)
Kjetil Dohlen, Lab. d'Astrophysique de Marseille (France)
Jean-Francois Sauvage, Lab. d'Astrophysique de Marseille (France)
Martin Lee, STFC Rutherford Appleton Lab. (United Kingdom)
Alexis Carlotti, Institut de Planétologie et d’Astrophysique de Grenoble (France)
Christophe Verinaud, Institut de Planétologie et d’Astrophysique de Grenoble (France)
Tim Morris, Durham Univ. (United Kingdom)
Richard Myers, Durham Univ. (United Kingdom)
Andrew Reeves, Durham Univ. (United Kingdom)
Mark Swinbank, Durham Univ. (United Kingdom)
Ariadna Calcines, Durham Univ. (United Kingdom)
Marrie Larrieu, Observatoire Midi-Pyrenees (France)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9908:
Ground-based and Airborne Instrumentation for Astronomy VI
Christopher J. Evans; Luc Simard; Hideki Takami, Editor(s)

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