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The Canarias Infrared Camera Experiment (CIRCE): optical and opto-mechanical design and manufacture
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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). In addition to 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. CIRCE's all-reflective aspheric optical design offers excellent throughput and image quality. We present an analysis of the optical layout and the progress of the opto-mechanical design and manufacture.

Paper Details

Date Published: 11 July 2006
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 6269, Ground-based and Airborne Instrumentation for Astronomy, 62694Z (11 July 2006); doi: 10.1117/12.670716
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M. L. Edwards, Univ. of Florida, Bryant Space Science Ctr. (United States)
S. S. Eikenberry, Univ. of Florida, Bryant Space Science Ctr. (United States)
A. Marin-Franch, Univ. of Florida, Bryant Space Science Ctr. (United States)
M. Charcos-Llorens, Univ. of Florida, Bryant Space Science Ctr. (United States)
M. Rodgers, Optical Research Associates (United States)
J. Julian, Univ. of Florida, Bryant Space Science Ctr. (United States)
N. Raines, Univ. of Florida, Bryant Space Science Ctr. (United States)
C. Packham, Univ. of Florida, Bryant Space Science Ctr. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6269:
Ground-based and Airborne Instrumentation for Astronomy
Ian S. McLean; Masanori Iye, Editor(s)

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