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Current status of FRIDA: diffraction limited NIR instrument for the GTC
Author(s): Beatriz Sánchez; José A. Acosta; Luis Carlos Álvarez; Vicente Bringas; Nicolás Cardiel; Adi Corrales; Salvador Cuevas; Oscar Chapa; José Javier Díaz; Stephen S. Eikenberry; Carmen Eliche; Carlos Espejo; Rubén Flores; Francisco Garzón; Peter Hammersley; Carolina Keiman; Gerardo Lara; José Alberto López; Pablo López; Diana Lucero; Jose Manuel Montoya; Heidy Moreno; Sergio Pascual; Jesús Patrón; Almudena Prieto; N. Raines; Alberto Rodríguez; Jorge Uribe; Alan Watson
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Paper Abstract

FRIDA (inFRared Imager and Dissector for the Adaptive optics system of the Gran Telescopio Canarias) is designed as a diffraction limited instrument that will offer broad and narrow band imaging and integral field spectroscopy capabilities with low (R ~ 1,500), intermediate (R ~ 4,500) and high (R ~ 30,000) spectral resolutions to operate in the wavelength range 0.9 - 2.5 μm. The integral field unit is based on a monolithic image slicer. The imaging and IFS observing modes will use the same Teledyne 2K x 2K detector. FRIDA will be based at the Nasmyth B platform of GTC, behind the AO system. The key scientific objectives of the instrument include studies of solar system bodies, low mass objects, circumstellar outflow phenomena in advanced stages of stellar evolution, active galactic nuclei, high redshift galaxies, resolved stellar populations, semi-detached binary systems, young stellar objects and star forming environments. FRIDA is a collaborative project between the main GTC partners, namely, Spain, México and Florida. In this paper, we present the status of the instrument design as it is currently being prepared for its manufacture, after an intensive prototypes' phase and design optimization. The CDR was held in September 2011.

Paper Details

Date Published: 24 September 2012
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 8446, Ground-based and Airborne Instrumentation for Astronomy IV, 844624 (24 September 2012); doi: 10.1117/12.926499
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Beatriz Sánchez, Instituto de Astronomía, Univ. Nacional Autónoma de México (Mexico)
José A. Acosta, Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias (Spain)
Luis Carlos Álvarez, Univ. Nacional Autónoma de México (Mexico)
Vicente Bringas, Ctr. de Ingeniería y Desarrollo Industrial (Mexico)
Nicolás Cardiel, Univ. Complutense de Madrid (Spain)
Adi Corrales, Ctr. de Ingeniería y Desarrollo Industrial (Mexico)
Salvador Cuevas, Instituto de Astronomía, Univ. Nacional Autónoma de México (Mexico)
Oscar Chapa, Instituto de Astronomía, Univ. Nacional Autónoma de México (Mexico)
José Javier Díaz, Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias (Spain)
Stephen S. Eikenberry, Univ. of Florida (United States)
Carmen Eliche, Univ. Complutense de Madrid (Spain)
Carlos Espejo, Instituto de Astronomía, Univ. Nacional Autónoma de México (Mexico)
Rubén Flores, Instituto de Astronomía, Univ. Nacional Autónoma de México (Mexico)
Francisco Garzón, Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias (Spain)
Peter Hammersley, Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias (Spain)
Carolina Keiman, Instituto de Astronomía, Univ. Nacional Autónoma de México (Mexico)
Gerardo Lara, Instituto de Astronomía, Univ. Nacional Autónoma de México (Mexico)
José Alberto López, Instituto de Astronomía, Univ. Nacional Autónoma de México (Mexico)
Pablo López, Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias (Spain)
Diana Lucero, Ctr. de Ingeniería y Desarrollo Industrial (Mexico)
Jose Manuel Montoya, Ctr. de Ingenieria y Desarrollo Industrial (Mexico)
Heidy Moreno, Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias (Spain)
Sergio Pascual, Univ. Complutense de Madrid (Spain)
Jesús Patrón, Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias (Spain)
Almudena Prieto, Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias (Spain)
N. Raines, Univ. of Florida (United States)
Alberto Rodríguez, Ctr. de Ingeniería y Desarrollo Industrial (Mexico)
Jorge Uribe, Ctr. de Ingeniería y Desarrollo Industrial (Mexico)
Alan Watson, Instituto de Astronomía, Univ. Nacional Autónoma de México (Mexico)


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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