12 July 2018 The key science drivers for MICHI: a thermal-infrared instrument for the TMT
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With the imminent launch of the JWST, the field of thermal-infrared (TIR) astronomy will enjoy a revolution. It is easy to imagine that all areas of infrared (IR) astronomy will be greatly advanced, but perhaps impossible to conceive of the new vistas that will be opened. To allow both follow-up JWST observations and a continuance of work started on the ground-based 8m’s, we continue to plan the science cases and instrument design for a TIR imager and spectrometer for early operation on the TMT. We present the current status of our science cases and the instrumentation plans, harnessing expertise across the TMT partnership. This instrument will be proposed by the MICHI team as a second-generation instrument in any upcoming calls for proposals.
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Chris Packham, Chris Packham, Mitsuhiko Honda, Mitsuhiko Honda, Mark Chun, Mark Chun, Itsuki Sakon, Itsuki Sakon, Matthew Richter, Matthew Richter, Yoshiko Okamoto, Yoshiko Okamoto, Hirokazu Kataza, Hirokazu Kataza, Christian Marois, Christian Marois, Michael Meyer, Michael Meyer, Manoj Puravankara, Manoj Puravankara, Jayne Birkby, Jayne Birkby, Ian Crossfield, Ian Crossfield, Thayne Curry, Thayne Curry, Thomas Greathouse, Thomas Greathouse, Gregory Herczeg, Gregory Herczeg, Kohei Ichikawa, Kohei Ichikawa, Hanae Inami, Hanae Inami, Masatoshi Imanishi, Masatoshi Imanishi, Enrique Lopez-Rodriguez, Enrique Lopez-Rodriguez, "The key science drivers for MICHI: a thermal-infrared instrument for the TMT", Proc. SPIE 10702, Ground-based and Airborne Instrumentation for Astronomy VII, 10702A0 (12 July 2018); doi: 10.1117/12.2313967; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2313967


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