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Status of the instrumentation program for the Giant Magellan Telescope
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Instrument development for the 25 m class optical/infrared Giant Magellan Telescope (GMT) is actively underway. Two instruments have begun their preliminary design phase: an optical (350-1000 nm) high resolution and precision radial velocity echelle spectrograph (G-CLEF), and a near-IR (YJHK) diffraction-limited imager/integral-field-spectrograph (GMTIFS). A third instrument will begin its design phase in early 2015: an optical (370-1000 nm) low-to-medium resolution multi-object spectrograph (GMACS). Two other instrument teams are focusing on prototypes to demonstrate final feasibility: a near-to-mid-IR (JHKLM) high resolution diffraction-limited echelle (GMTNIRS) spectrograph, and a facility robotic multi-fiber-feed (MANIFEST). A brief overview of the GMT instrumentation program is presented: current activities, progress, status, and schedule, as well as a summary of the facility infrastructure needed to support the instruments.

Paper Details

Date Published: 28 July 2014
PDF: 16 pages
Proc. SPIE 9147, Ground-based and Airborne Instrumentation for Astronomy V, 91471Y (28 July 2014); doi: 10.1117/12.2055487
Show Author Affiliations
George H. Jacoby, Giant Magellan Telescope Organization (United States)
A. Bouchez, Giant Magellan Telescope Organization (United States)
M. Colless, The Australian National Univ. (Australia)
D. DePoy, Texas A&M Univ. (United States)
D. Jaffe, The Univ. of Texas at Austin (United States)
J. Lawrence, Australian Astronomical Observatory (Australia)
P. McGregor, The Australian National Univ. (Australia)
R. Bernstein, Giant Magellan Telescope Organization (United States)
Carnegie Observatories (United States)
S. Shectman, Carnegie Observatories (United States)
A. Szentgyorgyi, Harvard-Smithsonian Ctr. for Astrophysics (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9147:
Ground-based and Airborne Instrumentation for Astronomy V
Suzanne K. Ramsay; Ian S. McLean; Hideki Takami, Editor(s)

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