30 September 2004 Overview and design of the Canarias infrared camera experiment (CIRCE)
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We report on the design status of the Canarias InfraRed Camera Experiment (CIRCE), a near-infrared visitor instrument for the 10.4-meter Gran Telescopio Canarias (GTC). Besides functioning as a 1-2.5 micron imager, CIRCE will have the capacity for narrow-band imaging, low- and moderate- resolution grism spectroscopy, and imaging polarimetry. Other design features include fully cryogenic filter, slit, and grism wheels, high-speed photometry modes, and broad-band imaging in J, H, and Ks filters. We anticipate that a myriad of scientific projects will benefit from CIRCE's unique combination of capabilities.
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Michelle L. Edwards, Antonio Marin-Franch, Stephen S. Eikenberry, Michael Rodgers, Jeff Julian, Kevin Hanna, Chris Packham, "Overview and design of the Canarias infrared camera experiment (CIRCE)", Proc. SPIE 5492, Ground-based Instrumentation for Astronomy, (30 September 2004); doi: 10.1117/12.550514; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.550514
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