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EMIR: cryogenic NIR multi-object spectrograph for GTC
Author(s): Marc Balcells; R. Guzman; Jesus Patron; Alfonso Aragon-Salamanca; J. Azcue; Jose Alberto Ballester Lluch; M. T. Barroso; F. Beigbeder; Sylvie Brau-Nogue; Nicole Cardiel; Dave Carter; Jose J. Diaz-Garcia; E. de la Fuente; F. Javier Fuentes; Ana Belen Fragoso-Lopez; Fernando Gago; Jess Gallego; J. Gomez-Elvira; J. C. Heredero; Damien J. Jones; J. C. Lopez; Peter Luke; Antonio Manescau; T. Munoz; R. F. Peletier; Roser Pello; Jean Pierre Picat; David J. Robertson; Jose Antonio Rodriguez; Angel Serrano; Ray M. Sharples; Jaime Zamorano
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Paper Abstract

EMIR is a near-IR, multi-slit camera-spectrograph under development for the 10m GTC on La Palma. It will deliver up to 45 independent R equals 3500-4000 spectra of sources over a field of view of 6 feet by 3 feet, and allow NIR imaging over a 6 foot by 6 foot FOV, with spatial sampling of 0.175 inch/pixel. The prime science goal of the instrument is to open K-band, wide field multi-object spectroscopy on 10m class telescopes. Science applications range from the study of star-forming galaxies beyond z equals 2, to observations of substellar objects and dust-enshrouded star formation regions. Main technological challenges include the large optics, the mechanical and thermal stability and the need to implement a mask exchange mechanism that does not require warming up the spectrograph. EMIR is begin developed by the Instituto de Astrofisica de Canarias, the Instituto Nacional de Tecnica Aeroespacial, the Universidad Complutense de Madrid, the Observatoire Midi-Pyrennees, and the University of Durham. Currently in its Preliminary Design phase, EMIR is expected to start science operation in 2004.

Paper Details

Date Published: 16 August 2000
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 4008, Optical and IR Telescope Instrumentation and Detectors, (16 August 2000); doi: 10.1117/12.395538
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Marc Balcells, Instituto de Astrofisica de Canarias (Spain)
R. Guzman, Yale Univ. (United States)
Jesus Patron, Instituto de Astrofisica de Canarias (Spain)
Alfonso Aragon-Salamanca, Univ. of Nottingham (United Kingdom)
J. Azcue, Instituto Nacional de Tecnica Aeroespacial (Spain)
Jose Alberto Ballester Lluch, Instituto de Astrofisica de Canarias (Spain)
M. T. Barroso, Instituto Nacional de Tecnica Aeroespacial (Spain)
F. Beigbeder, Observatoire Midi-Pyrenees (France)
Sylvie Brau-Nogue, Observatoire Midi-Pyrenees (France)
Nicole Cardiel, Univ. Complutense de Madrid (Spain)
Dave Carter, Liverpool John Moores Univ. (United Kingdom)
Jose J. Diaz-Garcia, Instituto de Astrofisica de Canarias (Spain)
E. de la Fuente, Instituto Nacional de Tecnica Aeroespacial (Spain)
F. Javier Fuentes, Instituto de Astrofisica de Canarias (Spain)
Ana Belen Fragoso-Lopez, Instituto de Astrofisica de Canarias (Spain)
Fernando Gago, Instituto de Astrofisica de Canarias (Spain)
Jess Gallego, Univ. Complutense de Madrid (Spain)
J. Gomez-Elvira, Instituto Nacional de Tecnica Aeroespacial (Spain)
J. C. Heredero, Instituto Nacional de Tecnica Aeroespacial (Spain)
Damien J. Jones, Prime Optics (Australia)
J. C. Lopez, Instituto de Astrofisica de Canarias (Spain)
Peter Luke, Univ. of Durham (United Kingdom)
Antonio Manescau, Instituto de Astrofisica de Canarias (Spain)
T. Munoz, Instituto Nacional de Tecnica Aeroespacial (Spain)
R. F. Peletier, Univ. of Nottingham (United Kingdom)
Roser Pello, Observatoire Midi-Pyrenees (France)
Jean Pierre Picat, Observatoire Midi-Pyrenees (France)
David J. Robertson, Univ. of Durham (United Kingdom)
Jose Antonio Rodriguez, Instituto de Astrofisica de Canarias (Spain)
Angel Serrano, Univ. Complutense de Madrid (Spain)
Ray M. Sharples, Univ. of Durham (United Kingdom)
Jaime Zamorano, Univ. Complutense de Madrid (Spain)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4008:
Optical and IR Telescope Instrumentation and Detectors
Masanori Iye; Alan F. M. Moorwood, Editor(s)

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