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The commissioning instrument for the Gran Telescopio Canarias: made in Mexico
Author(s): Salvador Cuevas; Beatriz Sánchez; Vicente Bringas; Carlos Espejo; Rubén Flores; Oscar Chapa; Gerardo Lara; Armando Chavoya; Gustavo Anguiano; Sadot Arciniega; Ariel Dorantes; José Luis Gonzalez; Juan Manuel Montoya; Rafael Toral; Hugo Hernández; Roberto Nava; Nicolas Devaney; Javier Castro; Luis Cavaller; Alejandro Farah; Javier Godoy; Francisco Cobos; Carlos Tejada; Fernando Garfias
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Paper Abstract

In March 2004 was accepted in the site of Gran Telescopio Canarias (GTC) in La Palma Island, Spain, the Commissioning Instrument (CI) for the GTC. During the GTC integration phase, the CI will be a diagnostic tool for performance verification. The CI features four operation modes-imaging, pupil imaging, Curvature Wave-front sensing (WFS), and high resolution Shack-Hartmann WFS. This instrument was built by the Instituto de Astronomia UNAM in Mexico City and the Centro de Ingenieria y Desarrollo Industrial (CIDESI) in Queretaro, Qro under a GRANTECAN contract after an international public bid. Some optical components were built by Centro de Investigaciones en Optica (CIO) in Leon Gto and the biggest mechanical parts were manufactured by Vatech in Morelia Mich. In this paper we made a general description of the CI and we relate how this instrument, build under international standards, was entirely made in Mexico.

Paper Details

Date Published: 10 February 2006
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 6046, Fifth Symposium Optics in Industry, 604628 (10 February 2006); doi: 10.1117/12.674622
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Salvador Cuevas, Univ. Nacional Autónoma de México (Mexico)
Beatriz Sánchez, Univ. Nacional Autónoma de México (Mexico)
Vicente Bringas, Ctr. de Ingeniería y Desarrollo Industrial (Mexico)
Carlos Espejo, Univ. Nacional Autónoma de México (Mexico)
Rubén Flores, Univ. Nacional Autónoma de México (Mexico)
Oscar Chapa, Univ. Nacional Autónoma de México (Mexico)
Gerardo Lara, Univ. Nacional Autónoma de México (Mexico)
Armando Chavoya, Ctr. de Ingeniería y Desarrollo Industrial (Mexico)
Gustavo Anguiano, Ctr. de Ingeniería y Desarrollo Industrial (Mexico)
Sadot Arciniega, Ctr. de Ingeniería y Desarrollo Industrial (Mexico)
Ariel Dorantes, Ctr. de Ingeniería y Desarrollo Industrial (Mexico)
José Luis Gonzalez, Ctr. de Ingeniería y Desarrollo Industrial (Mexico)
Juan Manuel Montoya, Ctr. de Ingeniería y Desarrollo Industrial (Mexico)
Rafael Toral, Ctr. de Ingeniería y Desarrollo Industrial (Mexico)
Hugo Hernández, Ctr. de Ingeniería y Desarrollo Industrial (Mexico)
Roberto Nava, Ctr. de Ingeniería y Desarrollo Industrial (Mexico)
Nicolas Devaney, Instituto Astrofísico de Canarias (Spain)
Javier Castro, Instituto Astrofísico de Canarias (Spain)
Luis Cavaller, Instituto Astrofísico de Canarias (Spain)
Alejandro Farah, Univ. Nacional Autónoma de México (Mexico)
Javier Godoy, Univ. Nacional Autónoma de México (Mexico)
Francisco Cobos, Univ. Nacional Autónoma de México (Mexico)
Carlos Tejada, Univ. Nacional Autónoma de México (Mexico)
Fernando Garfias, Univ. Nacional Autónoma de México (Mexico)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6046:
Fifth Symposium Optics in Industry
Eric Rosas; Rocío Cardoso; Juan C. Bermudez; Oracio Barbosa-García, Editor(s)

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