MIRADAS for the Gran Telescopio Canarias: System Overview



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Gallego Maestro, Jesús and Cardiel López, Nicolás and Eliche Moral, María del Carmen and Pascual, S. (2012) MIRADAS for the Gran Telescopio Canarias: System Overview. Proceedings of SPIE, 8446 . ISSN 0277-786X

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1117/12.925686


The Mid-resolution InfRAreD Astronomical Spectrograph (MIRADAS, a near-infrared multi-object echelle spectrograph operating at spectral resolution R=20,000 over the 1-2.5 mu m bandpass) was selected in 2010 by the Gran Telescopio Canarias (GTC) partnership as the next-generation near-infrared spectrograph for the world's largest optical/infrared telescope, and is being developed by an international consortium. The MIRADAS consortium includes the University of Florida, Universidad de Barcelona, Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Instituto de Astrofisica de Canarias, Institut de Fisica d'Altes Energies, Institut d'Estudis Espacials de Catalunya and Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico, as well as probe arm industrial partner A-V-S (Spain). In this paper, we review the overall system design for MIRADAS, as it nears Preliminary Design Review in the autumn of 2012.

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© 2012 SPIE. Conference on Ground-Based and Airborne Telescopes (4º. 2012. Amsterdam, Netherlands)

Uncontrolled Keywords:Engineering; Aerospace; Instruments and instrumentation; Optics
Subjects:Sciences > Physics > Astrophysics
Sciences > Physics > Astronomy
Sciences > Physics > Atmospheric physics
ID Code:27826
Deposited On:08 Jan 2015 09:27
Last Modified:10 Dec 2018 15:05

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