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21 August 1998 PUMILA: a near-infrared spectrograph for the kinematic study of the interstellar medium
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We are developing an instrument to study the morphology and kinematics of the molecular gas and its interrelationship with the ionized gas in star forming regions, planetary nebulae and supernova remnants in our Galaxy and other galaxies, as well as the kinematics of the IR emitting gas in starburst and interacting galaxies. This instrument consists of a water-free fused silica scanning Fabry-Perot interferometer optimized in the spectral range from 1.5 to 2.4 micrometers with high spectral resolution. It will be installed in the collimated beam of a nearly 2:1 focal reducer, designed for the Cassegrain focus of the 2.1 m telescope of the San Pedro Martir National Astronomical Observatory. Mexico, in its f/7.5 configuration, yielding a field of view of 11.6 arc-min. It will provide direct images as well as interferograms to be focused on a 1024 X 1024 HAWAII array, covering a spectral range from 0.9 to 2.5 micrometers .
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Margarita Rosado, Irene Cruz-Gonzales, Luis Salas, Abel Bernal, Francisco J. Cobos Duenas, Fernando Garfias, Leonel Gutierrez, Rosalia Langarica, Esteban Luna-Aguilar, Elfego Ruiz Schneider, Erika Sohn, Carlos Tejada, Silvio J. Tinoco, and Jorge Valdez "PUMILA: a near-infrared spectrograph for the kinematic study of the interstellar medium", Proc. SPIE 3354, Infrared Astronomical Instrumentation, (21 August 1998); https://doi.org/10.1117/12.317236
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