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FRIDA: integral-field spectrograph and imager for the adaptive optics system of the Gran Telescopio Canarias
Author(s): J. A. López; V. Bringas; S. Cuevas; J. J. Díaz; S. S. Eikenberry; C. Espejo; R. Estrada; R. Flores-Meza; F. J. Fuentes; F. Garzón; P. L. Hammersley; J. M Montoya; A. Prieto; B. Sánchez; R. Toral; A. Watson
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Paper Abstract

FRIDA (inFRared Imager and Dissector for the Adaptive optics system of the Gran Telescopio Canarias) has been designed as a diffraction limited instrument that will offer broad and narrow band imaging and integral field spectroscopy (IFS) capabilities with low, intermediate and high spectral resolutions to operate in the wavelength range 0.9 - 2.5 μm. The integral field unit is based on a monolithic image slicer and the imaging and IFS observing modes will use the same Rockwell 2Kx2K detector. FRIDA will be based at a Nasmyth focus of GTC, behind the AO system. The main design characteristics of FRIDA are described in this contribution. FRIDA is a collaborative project between the main GTC partners, namely, Spain, Mexico and Florida, lead by UNAM.

Paper Details

Date Published: 29 June 2006
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 6269, Ground-based and Airborne Instrumentation for Astronomy, 62693R (29 June 2006); doi: 10.1117/12.671834
Show Author Affiliations
J. A. López, Instituto de Astronomía, UNAM (Mexico)
V. Bringas, Ctr. de Ingeniería y Desarrollo Industrial (Mexico)
S. Cuevas, Instituto de Astonomía, UNAM (Mexico)
J. J. Díaz, Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias (Spain)
S. S. Eikenberry, Univ. of Florida (United States)
C. Espejo, Instituto de Astronomía, UNAM (Mexico)
R. Estrada, Ctr. de Ingeniería y Desarrollo Industrial (Mexico)
R. Flores-Meza, Instituto de Astronomía, UNAM (Mexico)
F. J. Fuentes, Instituto de Astronomía, UNAM (Mexico)
F. Garzón, Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias (Spain)
P. L. Hammersley, Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias (Spain)
J. M Montoya, Ctr. de Ingeniería y Desarrollo Industrial (Mexico)
A. Prieto, Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias (Spain)
B. Sánchez, Instituto de Astronomía, UNAM (Mexico)
R. Toral, Ctr. de Ingeniería y Desarrollo Industrial (Mexico)
A. Watson, Ctr. de Radioastronomía y Astrofísica, UNAM (Mexico)


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

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