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MICADO: first light imager for the E-ELT
Author(s): R. Davies; J. Schubert; M. Hartl; J. Alves; Y. Clénet; F. Lang-Bardl; H. Nicklas; J.-U. Pott; R. Ragazzoni; E. Tolstoy; T. Agocs; H. Anwand-Heerwart; S. Barboza; P. Baudoz; R. Bender; P. Bizenberger; A. Boccaletti; W. Boland; P. Bonifacio; F. Briegel; T. Buey; F. Chapron; M. Cohen; O. Czoske; S. Dreizler; R. Falomo; P. Feautrier; N. Förster Schreiber; E. Gendron; R. Genzel; M. Glück; D. Gratadour; R. Greimel; F. Grupp; M. Häuser; M. Haug; J. Hennawi; H. J. Hess; V. Hörmann; R. Hofferbert; U. Hopp; Z. Hubert; D. Ives; W. Kausch; F. Kerber; H. Kravcar; K. Kuijken; F. Lang-Bardl; M. Leitzinger; K. Leschinski; D. Massari; S. Mei; F. Merlin; L. Mohr; A. Monna; F. Müller; R. Navarro; M. Plattner; N. Przybilla; R. Ramlau; S. Ramsay; T. Ratzka; P. Rhode; J. Richter; H.-W. Rix; G. Rodeghiero; R.-R. Rohloff; G. Rousset; R. Ruddenklau; V. Schaffenroth; J. Schlichter; A. Sevin; R. Stuik; E. Sturm; J. Thomas; N. Tromp; M. Turatto; G. Verdoes-Kleijn; F. Vidal; R. Wagner; M. Wegner; W. Zeilinger; B. Ziegler; G. Zins
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Paper Abstract

MICADO will equip the E-ELT with a first light capability for diffraction limited imaging at near-infrared wavelengths. The instrument’s observing modes focus on various flavours of imaging, including astrometric, high contrast, and time resolved. There is also a single object spectroscopic mode optimised for wavelength coverage at moderately high resolution. This contribution provides an overview of the key functionality of the instrument, outlining the scientific rationale for its observing modes. The interface between MICADO and the adaptive optics system MAORY that feeds it is summarised. The design of the instrument is discussed, focusing on the optics and mechanisms inside the cryostat, together with a brief overview of the other key sub-systems.

Paper Details

Date Published: 9 August 2016
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 9908, Ground-based and Airborne Instrumentation for Astronomy VI, 99081Z (9 August 2016); doi: 10.1117/12.2233047
Show Author Affiliations
R. Davies, Max Planck Institute for Extraterrestrial Physics (Germany)
J. Schubert, Max Planck Institute for Extraterrestrial Physics (Germany)
M. Hartl, Max Planck Institute for Extraterrestrial Physics (Germany)
J. Alves, Univ. of Vienna (Austria)
Y. Clénet, LESIA, Observatoire de Paris, PSL Research Univ., CNRS (France)
F. Lang-Bardl, Univ. Observatory of Munich (Germany)
H. Nicklas, Institute for Astrophysics (Germany)
J.-U. Pott, Max Planck Institute for Astronomy (Germany)
R. Ragazzoni, INAF - Astronomical Observatory of Padova (Italy)
E. Tolstoy, Kapteyn Astronomical Institute (Netherlands)
T. Agocs, NOVA ASTRON (Netherlands)
H. Anwand-Heerwart, Institute for Astrophysics (Germany)
S. Barboza, Max Planck Institute for Astronomy (Germany)
P. Baudoz, LESIA, Observatoire de Paris, PSL Research Univ., CNRS (France)
R. Bender, Max-Planck Institute for Extraterrestrial Physics (Germany)
Univ. Observatory of Munich (Germany)
P. Bizenberger, Max Planck Institute for Astronomy (Germany)
A. Boccaletti, LESIA, Observatoire de Paris, PSL Research Univ., CNRS (France)
W. Boland, NOVA ASTRON (Netherlands)
P. Bonifacio, GEPI, Observatoire de Paris, PSL Research Univ., CNRS, Univ. Paris Diderot (France)
F. Briegel, Max Planck Institute for Astronomy (Germany)
T. Buey, LESIA, Observatoire de Paris, PSL Research Univ., CNRS (France)
F. Chapron, LESIA, Observatoire de Paris, PSL Research Univ., CNRS (France)
M. Cohen, LESIA, Observatoire de Paris, PSL Research Univ., CNRS (France)
O. Czoske, Univ. of Vienna (Austria)
S. Dreizler, Institute for Astrophysics (Germany)
R. Falomo, INAF - Astronomical Observatory of Padova (Italy)
P. Feautrier, IPAG, Univ. Grenoble Alpes, CNRS (France)
N. Förster Schreiber, Max Planck Institute for Extraterrestrial Physics (Germany)
E. Gendron, LESIA, Observatoire de Paris, PSL Research Univ., CNRS (France)
R. Genzel, Max Planck Institute for Extraterrestrial Physics (Germany)
M. Glück, Max Planck Institute for Astronomy (Germany)
D. Gratadour, LESIA, Observatoire de Paris, PSL Research Univ., CNRS (France)
R. Greimel, Karl-Franzens-Univ. (Austria)
F. Grupp, Max Planck Institute for Extraterrestrial Physics (Germany)
Univ. Observatory of Munich (Germany)
M. Häuser, Univ. Observatory of Munich (Germany)
M. Haug, Max Planck Institute for Extraterrestrial Physics (Germany)
J. Hennawi, Max Planck Institute for Astronomy (Germany)
H. J. Hess, Univ. Observatory of Munich (Germany)
V. Hörmann, Max Planck Institute for Extraterrestrial Physics (Germany)
R. Hofferbert, Max Planck Institute for Astronomy (Germany)
U. Hopp, Max Planck Institute for Extraterrestrial Physics (Germany)
Univ. Observatory of Munich (Germany)
Z. Hubert, LESIA, Observatoire de Paris, PSL Research Univ., CNRS (France)
D. Ives, European Southern Observatory (Germany)
W. Kausch, Univ. of Vienna (Austria)
Institute for Astro and Particle Physics (Austria)
F. Kerber, European Southern Observatory (Germany)
H. Kravcar, Univ. Observatory of Munich (Germany)
K. Kuijken, Leiden Univ. (Netherlands)
F. Lang-Bardl, Univ. Observatory of Munich (Germany)
M. Leitzinger, Karl-Franzens-Univ. (Austria)
K. Leschinski, Univ. of Vienna (Austria)
D. Massari, Kapteyn Astronomical Institute (Netherlands)
S. Mei, GEPI, Observatoire de Paris, PSL Research Univ., CNRS, Univ. Paris Diderot (France)
F. Merlin, LESIA, Observatoire de Paris, PSL Research Univ., CNRS (France)
L. Mohr, Max Planck Institute for Astronomy (Germany)
A. Monna, Univ. Observatory of Munich (Germany)
F. Müller, Max Planck Institute for Astronomy (Germany)
R. Navarro, NOVA ASTRON (Netherlands)
M. Plattner, Max Planck Institute for Extraterrestrial Physics (Germany)
N. Przybilla, Institute of Astro and Particle Physics (Austria)
R. Ramlau, Industrial Mathematics Institute (Austria)
S. Ramsay, European Southern Observatory (Germany)
T. Ratzka, Karl-Franzens-Univ. (Austria)
P. Rhode, Institute for Astrophysics (Germany)
J. Richter, Univ. Observatory of Munich (Germany)
H.-W. Rix, Max Planck Institute for Astronomy (Germany)
G. Rodeghiero, Max Planck Institute for Astronomy (Germany)
R.-R. Rohloff, Max Planck Institute for Astronomy (Germany)
G. Rousset, LESIA, Observatoire de Paris, PSL Research Univ., CNRS (France)
R. Ruddenklau, Max Planck Institute for Extraterrestrial Physics (Germany)
V. Schaffenroth, Institute for Astro and Particle Physics (Austria)
J. Schlichter, Univ. Observatory of Munich (Germany)
A. Sevin, LESIA, Observatoire de Paris, PSL Research Univ., CNRS (France)
R. Stuik, Leiden Univ. (Netherlands)
E. Sturm, Max Planck Institute for Extraterrestrial Physics (Germany)
J. Thomas, Max Planck Institute for Extraterrestrial Physics (Germany)
Univ. Observatory of Munich (Germany)
N. Tromp, NOVA ASTRON (Netherlands)
M. Turatto, INAF - Osservatorio Astronomico di Padova (Italy)
G. Verdoes-Kleijn, Kapteyn Astronomical Institute (Netherlands)
F. Vidal, LESIA, Observatoire de Paris, PSL Research Univ., CNRS (France)
R. Wagner, Johann Radon Institute (Austria)
M. Wegner, Univ. Observatory of Munich (Germany)
W. Zeilinger, Univ. of Vienna (Austria)
B. Ziegler, Univ. of Vienna (Austria)
G. Zins, IPAG, Univ. Grenoble Alpes, CNRS (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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