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Montes Gutiérrez, David and otros, ... (2016) CARMENES: an overview six months after first light. Proceedings of SPIE, 9908 . ISSN 0277-786X

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1117/12.2231880




Abstract

The CARMENES instrument is a pair of high-resolution (R greater than or similar to 80, 000) spectrographs covering the wavelength range from 0.52 to 1.71 mu m, optimized for precise radial velocity measurements. It was installed and commissioned at the 3.5 m telescope of the Calar Alto observatory in Southern Spain in 2015. The first large science program of CARMENES is a survey of similar to 300 M dwarfs, which started on Jan 1, 2016. We present an overview of all subsystems of CARMENES (front end, fiber system, visible-light spectrograph, near-infrared spectrograph, calibration units, etalons, facility control, interlock system, instrument control system, data reduction pipeline, data flow, and archive), and give an overview of the assembly, integration, verification, and commissioning phases of the project. We show initial results and discuss further plans for the scientific use of CARMENES.


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© 2016 SPIE. Artículo firmado por 157 autores. Conference on Ground-Based and Airborne Instrumentation for Astronomy (VI. 2016. Edinburgh, Scotland). CARMENES is an instrument for the Centro Astronómico Hispano-Alemán de Calar Alto (CAHA, Almería, Spain). CARMENES is funded by the German Max-Planck-Gesellschaft (MPG), the Spanish Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas (CSIC), the European Union through FEDER/ERF funds, and the members of the CARMENES Consortium (see institutions through of the author list), with additional contributions by the Spanish Ministry of Economy, the state of Baden-Württemberg, the German Science Foundation (DFG), the Klaus Tschira Foundation (KTS), and by the Junta de Andalucía.

Uncontrolled Keywords:Performance; Algorithms; Harps
Subjects:Sciences > Physics > Astrophysics
Sciences > Physics > Astronomy
ID Code:41956
Deposited On:20 Apr 2017 10:29
Last Modified:10 Dec 2018 15:05

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