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NIRMOS: a wide-field near-infrared spectrograph for the Giant Magellan Telescope
Author(s): Daniel Fabricant; Robert Fata; Warren R. Brown; Brian McLeod; Mark Mueller; Thomas Gauron; John Roll; Henry Bergner; John Geary; Vladimir Kradinov; Tim Norton; Matt Smith; Joseph Zajac
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Paper Abstract

NIRMOS (Near-Infrared Multiple Object Spectrograph) is a 0.9 to 2.5 μm imager/spectrograph concept proposed for the Giant Magellan Telescope1 (GMT). Near-infrared observations will play a central role in the ELT era, allowing us to trace the birth and evolution of galaxies through the era of peak star formation. NIRMOS' large field of view, 6.5′ by 6.5′, will be unique among imaging spectrographs developed for ELTs. NIRMOS will operate in Las Campanas' superb natural seeing and is also designed to take advantage of GMT's ground-layer adaptive optics system. We describe NIRMOS' high-performance optical and mechanical design.

Paper Details

Date Published: 5 October 2012
PDF: 15 pages
Proc. SPIE 8446, Ground-based and Airborne Instrumentation for Astronomy IV, 84461O (5 October 2012); doi: 10.1117/12.926262
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Daniel Fabricant, Harvard-Smithsonian Ctr. for Astrophysics (United States)
Robert Fata, Harvard-Smithsonian Ctr. for Astrophysics (United States)
Warren R. Brown, Harvard-Smithsonian Ctr. for Astrophysics (United States)
Brian McLeod, Harvard-Smithsonian Ctr. for Astrophysics (United States)
Mark Mueller, Harvard-Smithsonian Ctr. for Astrophysics (United States)
Thomas Gauron, Harvard-Smithsonian Ctr. for Astrophysics (United States)
John Roll, Harvard-Smithsonian Ctr. for Astrophysics (United States)
Henry Bergner, Harvard-Smithsonian Ctr. for Astrophysics (United States)
John Geary, Harvard-Smithsonian Ctr. for Astrophysics (United States)
Vladimir Kradinov, Harvard-Smithsonian Ctr. for Astrophysics (United States)
Tim Norton, Harvard-Smithsonian Ctr. for Astrophysics (United States)
Matt Smith, Harvard-Smithsonian Ctr. for Astrophysics (United States)
Joseph Zajac, Harvard-Smithsonian Ctr. for Astrophysics (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8446:
Ground-based and Airborne Instrumentation for Astronomy IV
Ian S. McLean; Suzanne K. Ramsay; Hideki Takami, Editor(s)

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