7 March 2003 OSIRIS tunable imager and spectrograph for the GTC. Instrument status
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OSIRIS (Optical System for Imaging and low Resolution Integrated Spectroscopy) is the optical Day One instrument for the 10.4m Spanish telescope GTC to be installed in the Observatorio del Roque de Los Muchachos (La Palma, Spain). This instrument, operational in mid-2004, covers from 360 up to 1000 nm. OSIRIS observing modes include direct imaging with tunable and conventional filters, long slit and multiple object spectroscopy and fast spectrophotometry. The OSIRIS wide field of view, high efficiency and the new observing modes (tunable imaging and fast spectrophotometry) for 8-10m class telescopes will provide GTC with a powerful tool for their scientific exploitation. The present paper provides an updated overview of the instrument development, of some of the scientific projects that will be tackled with OSIRIS and of the general requirements driving the optical and mechanical design.
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Jordi Cepa, Jordi Cepa, Marta Aguiar-Gonzalez, Marta Aguiar-Gonzalez, Jonathan Bland-Hawthorn, Jonathan Bland-Hawthorn, Hector Castaneda, Hector Castaneda, Francisco J. Cobos, Francisco J. Cobos, Santiago Correa, Santiago Correa, Carlos Espejo, Carlos Espejo, Ana Belen Fragoso-Lopez, Ana Belen Fragoso-Lopez, F. Javier Fuentes, F. Javier Fuentes, Jose Vicente Gigante, Jose Vicente Gigante, J. Jesus Gonzalez, J. Jesus Gonzalez, Victor Gonzalez-Escalera, Victor Gonzalez-Escalera, Jose Ignacio Gonzalez-Serrano, Jose Ignacio Gonzalez-Serrano, Enrique Joven-Alvarez, Enrique Joven-Alvarez, Jose-Carlos Lopez-Ruiz, Jose-Carlos Lopez-Ruiz, Carmelo Militello, Carmelo Militello, Lorenzo Peraza Cano, Lorenzo Peraza Cano, A. Perez, A. Perez, Jaime Perez, Jaime Perez, Jose Luis Rasilla, Jose Luis Rasilla, Beatriz Sanchez, Beatriz Sanchez, Carlos Tejada, Carlos Tejada, "OSIRIS tunable imager and spectrograph for the GTC. Instrument status", Proc. SPIE 4841, Instrument Design and Performance for Optical/Infrared Ground-based Telescopes, (7 March 2003); doi: 10.1117/12.460913; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.460913


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