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OSIRIS tunable imager and spectrograph for the GTC-instrument status
Author(s): Jordi Cepa; Marta Aguiar-Gonzalez; Jonathan Bland-Hawthorn; Hector Castaneda; Francisco J. Cobos; Santiago Correa; Carlos Espejo; Ana Belen Fragoso-Lopez; F. Javier Fuentes; Jose Vicente Gigante; J. Jesus Gonzalez; Victor Gonzalez-Escalera; Jose Ignacio Gonzalez-Serrano; Enrique Joven-Alvarez; Jose-Carlos Lopez-Ruiz; Carmelo Militello; Lorenzo Peraza Cano; A. Perez; Jaime Perez; Jose Luis Rasilla; Beatriz Sanchez; Carlos Tejada
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Paper Abstract

OSIRIS (Optical System for Imaging and low Resolution Integrated Spectroscopy) is the optical Day One instrument for the 10.4m Spanish telescope GTC to be installed in the Observatorio del Roque de Los Muchachos (La Palma, Spain). This instrument, operational in mid-2004, covers from 360 up to 1000 nm. OSIRIS observing modes include direct imaging with tunable and conventional filters, long slit and multiple object spectroscopy and fast spectrophotometry. The OSIRIS wide field of view, high efficiency and the new observing modes (tunable imaging and fast spectrophotometry) for 8-10m class telescopes will provide GTC with a powerful tool for their scientific exploitation. The present paper provides an updated overview of the instrument development, of some of the scientific projects that will be tackled with OSIRIS and of the general requirements driving the optical and mechanical design.

Paper Details

Date Published: 7 March 2003
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 4841, Instrument Design and Performance for Optical/Infrared Ground-based Telescopes, (7 March 2003); doi: 10.1117/12.460913
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Jordi Cepa, Instituto de Astrofisica de Canarias (Spain)
Univ. de La Laguna (Spain)
Marta Aguiar-Gonzalez, Instituto de Astrofisica de Canarias (Spain)
Jonathan Bland-Hawthorn, Anglo-Australian Observatory (Australia)
Hector Castaneda, Instituto de Astrofisica de Canarias (Spain)
Francisco J. Cobos, Instituto de Astronomia, UNAM (Mexico)
Santiago Correa, Instituto de Astrofisica de Canarias (Spain)
Carlos Espejo, Instituto de Astronomia, UNAM (Mexico)
Ana Belen Fragoso-Lopez, Instituto de Astrofisica de Canarias (Spain)
F. Javier Fuentes, Instituto de Astrofisica de Canarias (Spain)
Jose Vicente Gigante, Instituto de Astrofisica de Canarias (Spain)
J. Jesus Gonzalez, Instituto de Astronomia, UNAM (Mexico)
Victor Gonzalez-Escalera, Instituto de Astrofisica de Canarias (Spain)
Jose Ignacio Gonzalez-Serrano, Instituto de Fisica de Cantabria (Spain)
Enrique Joven-Alvarez, Instituto de Astrofisica de Canarias (Spain)
Jose-Carlos Lopez-Ruiz, Instituto de Astrofisica de Canarias (Spain)
Carmelo Militello, Univ. de La Laguna (Spain)
Lorenzo Peraza Cano, Instituto de Astrofisica de Canarias (Spain)
A. Perez, Instituto de Astrofisica de Canarias (Spain)
Jaime Perez, Instituto de Astrofisica de Canarias (Spain)
Jose Luis Rasilla, Instituto de Astrofisica de Canarias (Spain)
Beatriz Sanchez, Instituto de Astronomia, UNAM (Mexico)
Carlos Tejada, Instituto de Astronomia, UNAM (Mexico)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4841:
Instrument Design and Performance for Optical/Infrared Ground-based Telescopes
Masanori Iye; Alan F. M. Moorwood, Editor(s)

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