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Status of the EMIR mechanical system
Author(s): V. Sánchez; S. Barrera; S. Becerril; S. Correa; J. Pérez; P. Redondo; R. Restrepo; P. Saavedra; F. Tenegi; J. Patrón; F. Garzón
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Paper Abstract

EMIR is the NIR multi-object imager and spectrograph for the GTC (Gran Telescopio Canarias). The instrument ADR (Advanced Design Review) was held successfully in March 2006. During the AD phase, a number of mechanical concepts were tested on development prototypes to ensure the feasibility of the PDR proposed designs. This presentation contains an overview of the current mechanical status of the instrument, as well as the prototypes development. It contains the prototype tests results of the collimator first lens barrel, the support trusses, the grisms wheel and the demonstration programme for the cryogenic reconfigurable slit mechanism.

Paper Details

Date Published: 28 June 2006
PDF: 18 pages
Proc. SPIE 6269, Ground-based and Airborne Instrumentation for Astronomy, 626955 (28 June 2006); doi: 10.1117/12.671331
Show Author Affiliations
V. Sánchez, Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias (Spain)
S. Barrera, Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias (Spain)
S. Becerril, Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias (Spain)
S. Correa, Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias (Spain)
J. Pérez, Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias (Spain)
P. Redondo, Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias (Spain)
R. Restrepo, Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias (Spain)
P. Saavedra, Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias (Spain)
F. Tenegi, Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias (Spain)
J. Patrón, Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias (Spain)
F. Garzón, Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias (Spain)
Univ. de La Laguna (Spain)


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

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