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ALES: overview and upgrades
Author(s): Andrew J. Skemer; Philip Hinz; Jordan Stone; Michael Skrutskie; Charles E. Woodward; Jarron Leisenring; Zackery Briesemeister
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Paper Abstract

The Arizona Lenslets for Exoplanet Spectroscopy (ALES) is the world’s first AO-fed thermal infrared integral field spectrograph, mounted inside the Large Binocular Telescope Interferometer (LBTI) on the LBT. An initial mode of ALES allows 3-4 μm spectra at R 20 with 0.026” spaxels over a 1”x1” field-of-view. We are in the process of upgrading ALES with additional wavelength ranges, spectral resolutions, and plate scales allowing a broad suite of science that takes advantage of ALES’s unique ability to work at wavelengths >2 microns, and at the diffraction limit of the LBT’s full 23.8 meter aperture.

Paper Details

Date Published: 6 July 2018
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 10702, Ground-based and Airborne Instrumentation for Astronomy VII, 107020C (6 July 2018); doi: 10.1117/12.2314091
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Andrew J. Skemer, Univ. of California, Santa Cruz (United States)
Philip Hinz, The Univ. of Arizona (United States)
Jordan Stone, The Univ. of Arizona (United States)
Michael Skrutskie, Univ. of Virginia (United States)
Charles E. Woodward, Univ. of Minnesota, Twin Cities (United States)
Jarron Leisenring, The Univ. of Arizona (United States)
Zackery Briesemeister, Univ. of California, Santa Cruz (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 10702:
Ground-based and Airborne Instrumentation for Astronomy VII
Christopher J. Evans; Luc Simard; Hideki Takami, Editor(s)

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