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OSIRIS tunable imager and spectrograph for the GTC: from design to commissioning
Author(s): Beatriz Sánchez; Marta Aguiar-González; Roberto Barreto; Santiago Becerril; Joss Bland-Hawthorn; Angel Bongiovanni; Jordi Cepa; Santiago Correa; Oscar Chapa; Alessandro Ederoclite; Carlos Espejo; Alejandro Farah; Ana Belén Fragoso; Patricia Fernández; Rubén Flores; F. Javier Fuentes; Fernando Gago; Fernando Garfias; José Vicente Gigante; Jesús González; Victor González-Escalera; Belén Hernández; Elvio Hernandez; Alberto Herrera; Guillermo Herrera; Enrique Joven; Rosalia Langarica; Gerardo Lara; José Carlos López; Roberto López; Carmelo Militellon; Heidy Moreno; Lorenzo Peraza; Angeles Pérez; Jaime Pérez; José Luis Rasilla; Josefina Rosich; Carlos Tejada; Silvio Tinoco; Txinto Vaz; Alejandro Villegas
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Paper Abstract

OSIRIS (Optical System for Imaging and low Resolution Integrated Spectroscopy) was the optical Day One instrument for the 10.4m Spanish telescope GTC. It is installed at the Observatorio del Roque de Los Muchachos (La Palma, Spain). This instrument has been operational since March-2009 and covers from 360 to 1000 nm. OSIRIS observing modes include direct imaging with tunable and conventional filters, long slit and low resolution spectroscopy. OSIRIS wide field of view and high efficiency provide a powerful tool for the scientific exploitation of GTC. OSIRIS was developed by a Consortium formed by the Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias (IAC) and the Instituto de Astronomía de la Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (IA-UNAM). The latter was in charge of the optical design, the manufacture of the camera and collaboration in the assembly, integration and verification process. The IAC was responsible for the remaining design of the instrument and it was the project leader. The present paper considers the development of the instrument from its design to its present situation in which is in used by the scientific community.

Paper Details

Date Published: 24 September 2012
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 8446, Ground-based and Airborne Instrumentation for Astronomy IV, 84464T (24 September 2012); doi: 10.1117/12.926676
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Beatriz Sánchez, Instituto de Astronomía, Univ. Nacional Autónoma de México (Mexico)
Marta Aguiar-González, Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias (Spain)
Roberto Barreto, Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias (Spain)
Santiago Becerril, Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias (Spain)
Joss Bland-Hawthorn, Anglo-Australian Observatory (Australia)
Angel Bongiovanni, Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias (Spain)
Jordi Cepa, Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias (Spain)
Univ. de La Laguna (Spain)
Santiago Correa, Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias (Spain)
Oscar Chapa, Univ. Nacional Autónoma de México (Mexico)
Alessandro Ederoclite, Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias (Spain)
Carlos Espejo, Instituto de Astronomía, Univ. Nacional Autónoma de México (Mexico)
Alejandro Farah, Instituto de Astronomía, Univ. Nacional Autónoma de México (Mexico)
Ana Belén Fragoso, Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias (Spain)
Patricia Fernández, Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias (Spain)
Rubén Flores, Instituto de Astronomía, Univ. Nacional Autónoma de México (Mexico)
F. Javier Fuentes, Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias (Spain)
Fernando Gago, Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias (Spain)
Fernando Garfias, Instituto de Astronomía, Univ. Nacional Autónoma de México (Mexico)
José Vicente Gigante, Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias (Spain)
Jesús González, Instituto de Astronomía, Univ. Nacional Autónoma de México (Mexico)
Victor González-Escalera, Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias (Spain)
Belén Hernández, Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias (Spain)
Elvio Hernandez, Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias (Spain)
Alberto Herrera, Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias (Spain)
Guillermo Herrera, Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias (Spain)
Enrique Joven, Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias (Spain)
Rosalia Langarica, Instituto de Astronomía, Univ. Nacional Autónoma de México (Mexico)
Gerardo Lara, Instituto de Astronomía, Univ. Nacional Autónoma de México (Mexico)
José Carlos López, Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias (Spain)
Roberto López, Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias (Spain)
Carmelo Militellon, Univ. de La Laguna (Spain)
Heidy Moreno, Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias (Spain)
Lorenzo Peraza, Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias (Spain)
Angeles Pérez, Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias (Spain)
Jaime Pérez, Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias (Spain)
José Luis Rasilla, Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias (Spain)
Josefina Rosich, Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias (Spain)
Carlos Tejada, Instituto de Astronomía, Univ. Nacional Autónoma de México (Mexico)
Silvio Tinoco, Instituto de Astronomía, Univ. Nacional Autónoma de México (Mexico)
Txinto Vaz, Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias (Spain)
Alejandro Villegas, Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias (Spain)


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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