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Status of Elmer: a multipurpose instrument for the GTC 10-m telescope
Author(s): Maria Luisa Garcia-Vargas; Peter L. Hammersley; Ernesto Sanchez-Blanco; Ralf Kohley; Juan Manuel Martin Fleitas; Lluis Cavaller-Marques; Manuel Maldonado Medina; Rafael Vilela
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Paper Abstract

ELMER is an instrument for the GTC designed to observe between 365 and 1000 nm. The observing modes for the instrument at Day One shall be: Imaging, Long Slit and Mask-Multi-object Spectroscopy, Slit-less multi-object spectroscopy, Fast Photometry and Fast short-slit spectroscopy, over a FOV of 4.2 arcmin diameter. Spectral resolutions of 250, 1000 and 2500, covering the whole spectral range, will be available. ELMER has been designed and managed within the GTC Project Office. ELMER is currently in the final stage of testing previous to be shipped to the Observatory. The general description of this instrument and its expected scientific performance are summarised.

Paper Details

Date Published: 30 September 2004
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 5492, Ground-based Instrumentation for Astronomy, (30 September 2004); doi: 10.1117/12.550074
Show Author Affiliations
Maria Luisa Garcia-Vargas, Instituto de Astrofisica de Canarias (Spain)
Peter L. Hammersley, Instituto de Astrofisica de Canarias (Spain)
Ernesto Sanchez-Blanco, Instituto de Astrofisica de Canarias (Spain)
Ralf Kohley, Instituto de Astrofisica de Canarias (Spain)
Juan Manuel Martin Fleitas, Instituto de Astrofisica de Canarias (Spain)
Lluis Cavaller-Marques, Instituto de Astrofisica de Canarias (Spain)
Manuel Maldonado Medina, Instituto de Astrofisica de Canarias (Spain)
Rafael Vilela, Instituto de Astrofisica de Canarias (Spain)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5492:
Ground-based Instrumentation for Astronomy
Alan F. M. Moorwood; Masanori Iye, Editor(s)

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