21 August 1998 ARIES: Arizona infrared imager and echelle spectrograph
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ARIES, a new 1-5 micrometers camera/spectrograph, is designed to capitalize on the exceptionally low thermal background and high optical throughput offered by the f/15 adaptive secondary system being built for the upgraded 6.5m MMT. With two state-of-the-art IR arrays, ARIES will provide diffraction-limited imaging in the JHKLM atmospheric windows and also echelle, long-slit spectroscopy at resolutions of 2,000 and 30,000. ARIES will also supply global wavefront tip/tilt information to the adaptive system using cryogenic pick-off mirrors to access field stars over a 50 arcsec diameter field at wavelengths from 1-2 micrometers .
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Donald W. McCarthy, James H. Burge, James Roger P. Angel, Jian Ge, Roland J. Sarlot, Bruce C. Fitz-Patrick, Joannah L. Hinz, "ARIES: Arizona infrared imager and echelle spectrograph", Proc. SPIE 3354, Infrared Astronomical Instrumentation, (21 August 1998); doi: 10.1117/12.317340; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.317340


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