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The infrared imaging spectrograph (IRIS) for TMT: latest science cases and simulations
Author(s): Shelley A. Wright; Gregory Walth; Tuan Do; Daniel Marshall; James E. Larkin; Anna M. Moore; Mate Adamkovics; David Andersen; Lee Armus; Aaron Barth; Patrick Cote; Jeff Cooke; Eric M. Chisholm; Timothy Davidge; Jennifer S. Dunn; Christophe Dumas; Brent L. Ellerbroek; Andrea M. Ghez; Lei Hao; Yutaka Hayano; Michael Liu; Enrique Lopez-Rodriguez; Jessica R. Lu; Shude Mao; Christian Marois; Shashi B. Pandey; Andrew C. Phillips; Matthias Schoeck; Annapurni Subramaniam; Smitha Subramanian; Ryuji Suzuki; Jonathan C. Tan; Tsuyoshi Terai; Tommaso Treu; Luc Simard; Jason L. Weiss; James Wincentsen; Michael Wong; Kai Zhang
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Paper Abstract

The Thirty Meter Telescope (TMT) first light instrument IRIS (Infrared Imaging Spectrograph) will complete its preliminary design phase in 2016. The IRIS instrument design includes a near-infrared (0.85 - 2.4 micron) integral field spectrograph (IFS) and imager that are able to conduct simultaneous diffraction-limited observations behind the advanced adaptive optics system NFIRAOS. The IRIS science cases have continued to be developed and new science studies have been investigated to aid in technical performance and design requirements. In this development phase, the IRIS science team has paid particular attention to the selection of filters, gratings, sensitivities of the entire system, and science cases that will benefit from the parallel mode of the IFS and imaging camera. We present new science cases for IRIS using the latest end-to-end data simulator on the following topics: Solar System bodies, the Galactic center, active galactic nuclei (AGN), and distant gravitationally-lensed galaxies. We then briefly discuss the necessity of an advanced data management system and data reduction pipeline.

Paper Details

Date Published: 26 July 2016
PDF: 15 pages
Proc. SPIE 9909, Adaptive Optics Systems V, 990905 (26 July 2016); doi: 10.1117/12.2233182
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Shelley A. Wright, Univ. of California, San Diego (United States)
Gregory Walth, Univ. of California, San Diego (United States)
Tuan Do, Univ. of California, Los Angeles (United States)
Daniel Marshall, Univ. of California, San Diego (United States)
James E. Larkin, Univ. of California, Los Angeles (United States)
Anna M. Moore, Caltech Optical Observatories (United States)
Mate Adamkovics, Univ. of California, Berkeley (United States)
David Andersen, National Research Council of Canada - Herzberg (Canada)
Lee Armus, California Institute of Technology (United States)
Aaron Barth, Univ. of California, Irvine (United States)
Patrick Cote, National Research Council of Canada - Herzberg (Canada)
Jeff Cooke, Swinburne Univ. of Technology (Australia)
Eric M. Chisholm, Thirty Meter Telescope Observatory Corp. (United States)
Timothy Davidge, National Research Council of Canada - Herzberg (Canada)
Jennifer S. Dunn, National Research Council of Canada - Herzberg (Canada)
Christophe Dumas, Thirty Meter Telescope Observatory Corp. (United States)
Brent L. Ellerbroek, Thirty Meter Telescope Observatory Corp. (United States)
Andrea M. Ghez, Univ. of California, Los Angeles (United States)
Lei Hao, Shanghai Astronomical Observatory (China)
Yutaka Hayano, National Astronomical Observatory of Japan (Japan)
Michael Liu, Univ. of Hawaii, Manoa (United States)
Enrique Lopez-Rodriguez, Univ. of Texas at Austin (United States)
Jessica R. Lu, Univ. of Hawaii, Manoa (United States)
Shude Mao, National Astronomical Observatories (China)
Christian Marois, National Research Council of Canada - Herzberg (Canada)
Shashi B. Pandey, Aryabhatta Research Institute of Observational Sciences (India)
Andrew C. Phillips, Univ. of California Observatories (United States)
Matthias Schoeck, National Research Council of Canada - Herzberg (Canada)
Thirty Meter Telescope Observatory Corp. (United States)
Annapurni Subramaniam, Indian Institute of Astrophysics (India)
Smitha Subramanian, Peking Univ. (China)
Ryuji Suzuki, National Astronomical Observatory of Japan (Japan)
Jonathan C. Tan, Univ. of Florida (United States)
Tsuyoshi Terai, National Astronomical Observatory of Japan (Japan)
Tommaso Treu, Univ. of California, Los Angeles (United States)
Luc Simard, National Research Council of Canada - Herzberg (Canada)
Jason L. Weiss, Univ. of California, Los Angeles (United States)
James Wincentsen, Caltech Optical Observatories (United States)
Michael Wong, Univ. of California, Berkeley (United States)
Kai Zhang, Nanjing Institute of Astronomical Optics and Technology (China)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9909:
Adaptive Optics Systems V
Enrico Marchetti; Laird M. Close; Jean-Pierre Véran, Editor(s)

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