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The ESO Extremely Large Telescope instrumentation programme
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The ESO Extremely Large Telescope (ELT) has been in construction since 2014. In parallel with the construction of the telescope, ESO has entered into agreements with consortia in the ESO member states to build the first instruments for that telescope. To meet the telescope science goals, the ambitious instrument plan includes two instruments for first light: an optical to near-infrared integral field spectrograph with a dedicated adaptive optics system (HARMONI) and a near-infrared camera with simple spectrograph (MICADO) behind a multi-conjugate adaptive optics module (MAORY). The next instrument will be a mid-infrared imager and spectrograph (METIS). Plans to follow this first suite of instruments include a high-resolution spectrograph (HIRES) and a multi-object spectrograph (MOSAIC). Technology development is underway to prepare for building the ELT Planetary Camera and Spectrograph. An overview of the telescope and its instruments is given.

Paper Details

Date Published: 3 January 2020
PDF: 4 pages
Proc. SPIE 11203, Advances in Optical Astronomical Instrumentation 2019, 1120303 (3 January 2020); doi: 10.1117/12.2541400
Show Author Affiliations
Suzanne Ramsay, European Southern Observatory (Germany)
Paola Amico, European Southern Observatory (Germany)
Naidu Bezawada, European Southern Observatory (Germany)
Michele Cirasuolo, European Southern Observatory (Germany)
Frédéric Derie, European Southern Observatory (Germany)
Sebastian Egner, European Southern Observatory (Germany)
Elizabeth George, European Southern Observatory (Germany)
Frédéric Gonté, European Southern Observatory (Germany)
Juan Carlos González Herrera, European Southern Observatory (Germany)
Peter Hammersley, European Southern Observatory (Germany)
Christoph Haupt, European Southern Observatory (Germany)
Jeroen Heijmans, European Southern Observatory (Germany)
Derek Ives, European Southern Observatory (Germany)
Gerd Jakob, European Southern Observatory (Germany)
Florian Kerber, European Southern Observatory (Germany)
Bertrand Koehler, European Southern Observatory (Germany)
Vincenzo Mainieri, European Southern Observatory (Germany)
Antonio Manescau, European Southern Observatory (Germany)
Sylvain Oberti, European Southern Observatory (Germany)
Paolo Padovani, European Southern Observatory (Germany)
Celine Peroux, European Southern Observatory (Germany)
Ralf Siebenmorgen, European Southern Observatory (Germany)
Roberto Tamai, European Southern Observatory (Germany)
Joël Vernet, European Southern Observatory (Germany)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 11203:
Advances in Optical Astronomical Instrumentation 2019
Simon C. Ellis; Céline d'Orgeville, Editor(s)

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