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TEXES on Gemini
Author(s): John H. Lacy; Daniel T. Jaffe; Matthew J. Richter; Thomas K. Greathouse; Martin Bitner; Pedro Segura; William Moller; Thomas R. Geballe; Kevin Volk
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Paper Abstract

TEXES is a versatile mid-infrared spectrograph, which has been used on the NASA IRTF since 2000. It is capable of high spectral resolution (R ≈ 100,000), which is well suited for observations of interstellar and circumstellar molecules and ions, as well as molecules in planetary and stellar atmospheres. It has been installed on Gemini North where its point source sensitivity is expected to improve by a factor of 7, and its angular resolution will improve by 8/3.

Paper Details

Date Published: 28 June 2006
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 6269, Ground-based and Airborne Instrumentation for Astronomy, 62694M (28 June 2006); doi: 10.1117/12.672431
Show Author Affiliations
John H. Lacy, Univ. of Texas at Austin (United States)
Daniel T. Jaffe, Univ. of Texas at Austin (United States)
Matthew J. Richter, Univ. of California, Davis (United States)
Thomas K. Greathouse, Lunar and Planetary Institute (United States)
Martin Bitner, Univ. of Texas at Austin (United States)
Pedro Segura, McDonald Observatory, Univ. of Texas at Austin (United States)
William Moller, McDonald Observatory, Univ. of Texas at Austin (United States)
Thomas R. Geballe, Gemini Observatory (United States)
Kevin Volk, Gemini 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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