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The Canarias InfraRed Camera Experiment (CIRCE): progress of the opto- and cryo- mechanical design and manufacture
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Paper Abstract

We present the current status of the Canarias InfraRed Camera Experiment (CIRCE) an all-reflective near-IR, imager, spectrograph, and polarimeter for the 10.4-meter Gran Telescopio Canarias (GTC). In particular, we review the progress of the opto- and cryo- mechanical design and manufacture, focusing on the custom filter, lyot, and grism wheels, lightweight optics, and mirror brackets. We also outline our progress with the optical bench. Finally, we discuss a number of CIRCE's features that both complement and augment the planned suite of GTC facility instruments.

Paper Details

Date Published: 9 July 2008
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 7014, Ground-based and Airborne Instrumentation for Astronomy II, 70142L (9 July 2008); doi: 10.1117/12.788424
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M. L. Edwards, Univ. of Florida (United States)
S. S. Eikenberry, Univ. of Florida (United States)
M. Charcos-Llorens, Univ. of Florida (United States)
A. Marin-Franch, Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias (Spain)
N. Lasso, Univ. of Florida (United States)
S. N. Raines, Univ. of Florida (United States)
J. Julian, Univ. of Florida (United States)
K. Hanna, Univ. of Florida (United States)
C. Packham, Univ. of Florida (United States)
M. Rodgers, Optical Research Associates (United States)
R. M. Bandyopadhyay, Univ. of Florida (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7014:
Ground-based and Airborne Instrumentation for Astronomy II
Ian S. McLean; Mark M. Casali, Editor(s)

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