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Overview and design of the Canarias infrared camera experiment (CIRCE)
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Paper Abstract

We report on the design status of the Canarias InfraRed Camera Experiment (CIRCE), a near-infrared visitor instrument for the 10.4-meter Gran Telescopio Canarias (GTC). Besides functioning as a 1-2.5 micron imager, CIRCE will have the capacity for narrow-band imaging, low- and moderate- resolution grism spectroscopy, and imaging polarimetry. Other design features include fully cryogenic filter, slit, and grism wheels, high-speed photometry modes, and broad-band imaging in J, H, and Ks filters. We anticipate that a myriad of scientific projects will benefit from CIRCE's unique combination of capabilities.

Paper Details

Date Published: 30 September 2004
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 5492, Ground-based Instrumentation for Astronomy, (30 September 2004); doi: 10.1117/12.550514
Show Author Affiliations
Michelle L. Edwards, Univ. of Florida (United States)
Antonio Marin-Franch, Univ. of Florida (United States)
Stephen S. Eikenberry, Univ. of Florida (United States)
Michael Rodgers, Optical Research Associates (United States)
Jeff Julian, Univ. of Florida (United States)
Kevin Hanna, Univ. of Florida (United States)
Chris Packham, Univ. of Florida (United States)


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

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