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EMIR: the GTC NIR multi-object imager spectrograph
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Paper Abstract

In this contribution we review the overall features of EMIR, the NIR multiobject spectrograph of the GTC. EMIR is at present in the middle of the PD phase and will be one of the first common user instruments for the GTC, the 10 meter telescope under construction by GRANTECAN at the Roque de los Muchachos Observatory (Canary Islands, Spain). EMIR is being built by a Consortium of Spanish, French and British institutes led by the IAC. EMIR is designed to realize one of the central goals of 10m class telescopes, allowing observers to obtain spectra for large numbers of faint sources in an time-efficient manner. EMIR is primarily designed to be operated as a MOS in the K band, but offers a wide range of observing modes, including imaging and spectroscopy, both long slit and multiobject, in the wavelength range 0.9 to 2.5 μm. The present status of development, expected performances and schedule are described and discussed. This project is funded by GRANTECAN and the Plan Nacional de Astronomía y Astrofísica (National Plan for Astronomy and Astrophysics, Spain).

Paper Details

Date Published: 7 March 2003
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 4841, Instrument Design and Performance for Optical/Infrared Ground-based Telescopes, (7 March 2003); doi: 10.1117/12.460972
Show Author Affiliations
Francisco Garzon, Instituto de Astrofisica de Canarias (Spain)
Univ. de La Laguna (Spain)
S. Barrera, Instituto de Astrofisica de Canarias (Spain)
Santiago Correa, Instituto de Astrofisica de Canarias (Spain)
Jose J. Diaz-Garcia, Instituto de Astrofisica de Canarias (Spain)
Ana Belen Fragoso-Lopez, Instituto de Astrofisica de Canarias (Spain)
F. Javier Fuentes, Instituto de Astrofisica de Canarias (Spain)
Fernando Gago, Instituto de Astrofisica de Canarias (Spain)
Jose-Carlos Lopez-Ruiz, Instituto de Astrofisica de Canarias (Spain)
Antonio Manescau, Instituto de Astrofisica de Canarias (Spain)
Jesus Patron, Instituto de Astrofisica de Canarias (Spain)
Jaime Perez-Espinos, Instituto de Astrofisica de Canarias (Spain)
Vicente Sanchez de la Rosa, Instituto de Astrofisica de Canarias (Spain)
Alejandro Villegas, Instituto de Astrofisica de Canarias (Spain)
Pablo Redondo, Instituto de Astrofisica de Canarias (Spain)


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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