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Conceptual design for a high resolution infrared spectrograph for the 8-m Gemini telescopes
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Paper Abstract

The High-Resolution Near-InfraRed Spectrograph (HRNIRS) concept for the Gemini telescopes combines a seeing limited R ~ 70000 cross-dispersed mode and an MCAO-fed near diffraction-limited R ~ 30000 multi-object mode into a single compact instrument operating over the 1 - 5 μm range. The HRNIRS concept was developed in response to proposals issued through the Aspen instrument process by Gemini. Here we review the science drivers and key functional requirements. We present a general overview of the instrument and estimate the limiting performance.

Paper Details

Date Published: 29 June 2006
PDF: 13 pages
Proc. SPIE 6269, Ground-based and Airborne Instrumentation for Astronomy, 62693P (29 June 2006); doi: 10.1117/12.670608
Show Author Affiliations
Kenneth H. Hinkle, National Optical Astronomy Observatory (United States)
Stephen Eikenberry, Univ. of Florida (United States)
Richard Joyce, National Optical Astronomy Observatory (United States)
Ming Liang, National Optical Astronomy Observatory (United States)
Gary Muller, National Optical Astronomy Observatory (United States)
Ed Hileman, National Optical Astronomy Observatory (United States)
Jim French, Univ. of Florida (United States)
Jian Ge, Univ. of Florida (United States)
Chris Packham, Univ. of Florida (United States)
Roger Julian, Univ. of Florida (United States)
Taft Armandroff, National Optical Astronomy Observatory (United States)
Neil Gaughan, National Optical Astronomy Observatory (United States)
David Sprayberry, National Optical Astronomy Observatory (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6269:
Ground-based and Airborne Instrumentation for Astronomy
Ian S. McLean; Masanori Iye, Editor(s)

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