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First results and future plans for the Canarias Infrared Camera Experiment (CIRCE) for the Gran Telescopio Canarias
Author(s): Alan Garner; Stephen S. Eikenberry; Miguel Charcos; Yigit Dallilar; Michelle Edwards; Nestor Lasso-Cabrera; Richard D. Stelter; Antonio Marin-Franch; S. Nicholas Raines; Kendall Ackley; John G. Bennett; Javier A. Cenarro ; Brian Chinn; Veronica H. Donoso; Raymond Frommeyer; Kevin Hanna; Michael D. Herlevich; Jeff Julian; Paola Miller; Scott Mullin; Charles H. Murphey; Christopher Packham; Frank Varosi; Claudia Vega; Craig Warner; Anamparambu N. Ramaprakash; Mahesh Burse; Sujit Punnadi; Pravinkumar Chordia; Andreas Gerarts; Héctor de Paz Martín; María Martín Calero; Riccardo Scarpa; Sergio Fernandez Acosta; William Miguel Hernández Sánchez; Benjamin Siegel; Francisco Francisco Pérez; Himar D. Viera Martín; José A. Rodríguez Losada; Agustín Nuñez; Álvaro Tejero; Carlos E. Martín González; César Cabrera Rodríguez; Jordi Molgó Sendra; J. Esteban Rodriguez; J. Israel Fernádez Cáceres; Luis A. Rodríguez García; Manuel Huertas Lopez; Raul Dominguez; Tim Gaggstatter; Antonio Cabrera-Lavers; Stefan Geier; Peter Pessev; Ata Sarajedini; A. J. Castro-Tirado
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Paper Abstract

CIRCE is a near-infrared (1-2.5 micron) imager (including low-resolution spectroscopy and polarimetery) in operation as a visitor instrument on the Gran Telescopio Canarias 10.-4m tele scope. It was built largely by graduate students and postdocs, with help from the UF Astronomy engineering group, and is funded by the University of Florida and the U.S. National Science Foundation. CIRCE is helping to fill the gap in time between GTC first light and the arrival of EMIR, and will also provide the following scientific capabilities to compliment EMIR after its arrival: high-resolution imaging, narrowband imaging, high-time-resolution photometry, polarimetry, and low-resolution spectroscopy. There are already scientific results from CIRCE, some of which we will review. Additionally, we will go over the observing modes of CIRCE, including the two additional modes that were added during a service and upgrading run in March 2016.

Paper Details

Date Published: 19 August 2016
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 9908, Ground-based and Airborne Instrumentation for Astronomy VI, 99084Q (19 August 2016); doi: 10.1117/12.2232672
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Alan Garner, Univ. of Florida (United States)
Stephen S. Eikenberry, Univ. of Florida (United States)
Miguel Charcos, Universities Space Research Association (United States)
Yigit Dallilar, Univ. of Florida (United States)
Michelle Edwards, Large Binocular Telescope Observatory (United States)
Nestor Lasso-Cabrera, Univ. de Concepción (Chile)
Richard D. Stelter, Univ. of Florida (United States)
Antonio Marin-Franch, Ctr. de Estudios de Física del Cosmos de Aragón (Spain)
S. Nicholas Raines, Univ. of Florida (United States)
Kendall Ackley, Univ. of Florida (United States)
John G. Bennett, Univ. of Florida (United States)
Javier A. Cenarro , Ctr. de Estudios de Física del Cosmos de Aragón (Spain)
Brian Chinn, Univ. of Florida (United States)
Veronica H. Donoso, Univ. of Florida (United States)
Raymond Frommeyer, Univ. of Florida (United States)
Kevin Hanna, Univ. of Florida (United States)
Michael D. Herlevich, Univ. of Florida (United States)
Jeff Julian, Univ. of Florida (United States)
Paola Miller, Univ. of Florida (United States)
Scott Mullin, Univ. of Florida (United States)
Charles H. Murphey, Univ. of Florida (United States)
Christopher Packham, Univ. of Texas at San Antonio (United States)
Frank Varosi, Univ. of Florida (United States)
Claudia Vega, Univ. of Florida (United States)
Craig Warner, Univ. of Florida (United States)
Anamparambu N. Ramaprakash, Inter-Univ. Ctr. for Astronomy and Astrophysics (India)
Mahesh Burse, Inter-Univ. Ctr. for Astronomy and Astrophysics (India)
Sujit Punnadi, Inter-Univ. Ctr. for Astronomy and Astrophysics (India)
Pravinkumar Chordia, Inter-Univ. Ctr. for Astronomy and Astrophysics (India)
Andreas Gerarts, Gran Telescopio Canarias (Spain)
Héctor de Paz Martín, Gran Telescopio Canarias (Spain)
María Martín Calero, Gran Telescopio Canarias (Spain)
Riccardo Scarpa, Gran Telescopio Canarias (Spain)
Sergio Fernandez Acosta, Gran Telescopio Canarias (Spain)
William Miguel Hernández Sánchez, Gran Telescopio Canarias (Spain)
Benjamin Siegel, Gran Telescopio Canarias (Spain)
Francisco Francisco Pérez, Gran Telescopio Canarias (Spain)
Himar D. Viera Martín, Gran Telescopio Canarias (Spain)
José A. Rodríguez Losada, Gran Telescopio Canarias (Spain)
Agustín Nuñez, Gran Telescopio Canarias (Spain)
Álvaro Tejero, Gran Telescopio Canarias (Spain)
Carlos E. Martín González, Gran Telescopio Canarias (Spain)
César Cabrera Rodríguez, Gran Telescopio Canarias (Spain)
Jordi Molgó Sendra, Gran Telescopio Canarias (Spain)
J. Esteban Rodriguez, Gran Telescopio Canarias (Spain)
J. Israel Fernádez Cáceres, Gran Telescopio Canarias (Spain)
Luis A. Rodríguez García, Gran Telescopio Canarias (Spain)
Manuel Huertas Lopez, Gran Telescopio Canarias (Spain)
Raul Dominguez, Gran Telescopio Canarias (Spain)
Tim Gaggstatter, Gran Telescopio Canarias (Spain)
Antonio Cabrera-Lavers, Gran Telescopio Canarias (Spain)
Stefan Geier, Gran Telescopio Canarias (Spain)
Peter Pessev, Gran Telescopio Canarias (Spain)
Ata Sarajedini, Univ. of Florida (United States)
A. J. Castro-Tirado, Instituto de Astrofísica de Andalucía (Spain)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9908:
Ground-based and Airborne Instrumentation for Astronomy VI
Christopher J. Evans; Luc Simard; Hideki Takami, Editor(s)

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