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Status of the mid-IR ELT imager and spectrograph (METIS)
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Paper Abstract

The Mid-Infrared ELT Imager and Spectrograph (METIS) is one of three first light instruments on the ELT. It will provide high-contrast imaging and medium resolution, slit-spectroscopy from 3 – 19um, as well as high resolution (R ~ 100,000) integral field spectroscopy from 2.9-5.3µm. All modes observe at the diffraction limit of the ELT, by means of adaptive optics, yielding angular resolutions of a few tens of milliarcseconds. The range of METIS science is broad, from Solar System objects to active galactic nuclei (AGN). We will present an update on the main science drivers for METIS: circum-stellar disks and exoplanets. The METIS project is now in full steam, approaching its preliminary design review (PDR) in 2018. In this paper we will present the current status of its optical, mechanical and thermal design as well as operational aspects. We will also discuss the challenges of building an instrument for the ELT, and the required technologies.

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Date Published: 12 July 2018
PDF: 15 pages
Proc. SPIE 10702, Ground-based and Airborne Instrumentation for Astronomy VII, 107021U (12 July 2018); doi: 10.1117/12.2311492
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Bernhard R. Brandl, Leiden Univ. (Netherlands)
Delft Univ. of Technology (Netherlands)
Olivier Absil, Univ. de Liège (Belgium)
Tibor Agócs, NOVA Optical Infrared Instrumentation Group (Netherlands)
Nicola Baccichet, Univ. zu Köln (Germany)
Thomas Bertram, Max-Planck-Institut für Astronomie (Germany)
Felix Bettonvil, Leiden Univ. (Netherlands)
NOVA Optical Infrared Instrumentation Group (Netherlands)
Roy van Boekel, Max-Planck-Institut für Astronomie (Germany)
Leonard Burtscher, Leiden Univ. (Netherlands)
NOVA Optical Infrared Instrumentation Group (Netherlands)
Ewine van Dishoeck, Leiden Univ. (Netherlands)
Markus Feldt, Max-Planck-Institut für Astronomie (Germany)
Paulo J. V. Garcia, Univ. do Porto (Portugal)
Alistair Glasse, UK Astronomy Technology Ctr. (United Kingdom)
Adrian Glauser, ETH Zurich (Switzerland)
Manuel Güdel, Univ. Wien (Austria)
Christoph Haupt, European Southern Observatory (Germany)
Matthew A. Kenworthy, Leiden Univ. (Netherlands)
Lucas Labadie, Univ. zu Köln (Germany)
Werner Laun, Max-Planck-Institut für Astronomie (Germany)
Dirk Lesman, NOVA Optical Infrared Instrumentation Group (Netherlands)
Eric Pantin, CEA-Ctr. de SACLAY (France)
Sascha P. Quanz, ETH Zurich (Switzerland)
Ignas Snellen, Leiden Univ. (Netherlands)
Ralf Siebenmorgen, European Southern Observatory (Germany)
Hans van Winckel, KU Leuven (Belgium)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 10702:
Ground-based and Airborne Instrumentation for Astronomy VII
Christopher J. Evans; Luc Simard; Hideki Takami, Editor(s)

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