5 October 2012 CARMENES. I: instrument and survey overview
Andreas Quirrenbach; Pedro J. Amado; Walter Seifert; Miguel A. Sánchez Carrasco; Holger Mandel; Jose A. Caballero; Reinhard Mundt; Ignasi Ribas; Ansgar Reiners; Miguel Abril; Jesus Aceituno; Javier Alonso-Floriano; Matthias Ammler-von Eiff; Guillem Anglada-Escude; Regina Antona Jiménez; Heiko Anwand-Heerwart; David Barrado y Navascués; Santiago Becerril; Victor Bejar; Daniel Benitez; Concepcion Cardenas; Antonio Claret; Josep Colome; Miriam Cortés-Contreras; Stefan Czesla; Carlos del Burgo; Michaela Doellinger; R. Dorda; Stefan Dreizler; Carmen Feiz; Matilde Fernandez; David Galadi; Rafael Garrido; Jonay González Hernández; Josep Guardia; Eike Guenther; Enrique de Guindos; Juan Gutiérrez-Soto; Hans J. Hagen; Artie Hatzes; Peter Hauschildt; Jens Helmling; Thomas Henning; Enrique Herrero; Armin Huber; Klaus Huber; Sandra Jeffers; Viki Joergens; Enrique de Juan; M. Kehr; Alexis Klutsch; Martin Kürster; S. Lalitha; Werner Laun; Ulrike Lemke; Rainer Lenzen; Jean-Louis Lizon; Mauro López del Fresno; Mercedes López-Morales; Javier López-Santiago; Ulrich Mall; Eduardo Martin; Susana Martín-Ruiz; Eduard Mirabet; David Montes; Juan Carlos Morales; Rafael Morales Muñoz; Andres Moya; Vianak Naranjo; Raquel Oreiro; David Pérez Medialdea; Michael Pluto; Ovidio Rabaza; Alejandro Ramon; Rafael Rebolo; Sabine Reffert; Petra Rhode; Hans-Walter Rix; Florian Rodler; Eloy Rodríguez; Cristina Rodríguez López; Emilio Rodríguez Pérez; A. Rodriguez Trinidad; Ralf-Reiner Rohloff; Ernesto Sánchez-Blanco; Jorge Sanz-Forcada; Sebastian Schäfer; Jörg Schiller; Christof Schmidt; Jürgen Schmitt; Enrique Solano; Otmar Stahl; Clemens Storz; Julian Stürmer; Juan Carlos Suarez; Ulrich Thiele; Rainer Ulbrich; Manuela Vidal-Dasilva; Karl Wagner; Johannes Winkler; Wenli Xu; Maria Rosa Zapatero Osorio; Mathias Zechmeister
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CARMENES (Calar Alto high-Resolution search for M dwarfs with Exo-earths with Near-infrared and optical Echelle Spectrographs) is a next-generation instrument for the 3.5m telescope at the Calar Alto Observatory, built by a consortium of eleven Spanish and German institutions. The CARMENES instrument consists of two separate échelle spectrographs covering the wavelength range from 0.55 μm to 1.7 μm at a spectral resolution of R = 82, 000, fed by fibers from the Cassegrain focus of the telescope. Both spectrographs are housed in temperature-stabilized vacuum tanks, to enable a long-term 1 m/s radial velocity precision employing a simultaneous calibration with Th-Ne and U-Ne emission line lamps. CARMENES has been optimized for a search for terrestrial planets in the habitable zones (HZs) of low-mass stars, which may well provide our first chance to study environments capable of supporting the development of life outside the Solar System. With its unique combination of optical and near-infrared ´echelle spectrographs, CARMENES will provide better sensitivity for the detection of low-mass planets than any comparable instrument, and a powerful tool for discriminating between genuine planet detections and false positives caused by stellar activity. The CARMENES survey will target 300 M dwarfs in the 2014 to 2018 time frame.
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Andreas Quirrenbach, Andreas Quirrenbach, Pedro J. Amado, Pedro J. Amado, Walter Seifert, Walter Seifert, Miguel A. Sánchez Carrasco, Miguel A. Sánchez Carrasco, Holger Mandel, Holger Mandel, Jose A. Caballero, Jose A. Caballero, Reinhard Mundt, Reinhard Mundt, Ignasi Ribas, Ignasi Ribas, Ansgar Reiners, Ansgar Reiners, Miguel Abril, Miguel Abril, Jesus Aceituno, Jesus Aceituno, Javier Alonso-Floriano, Javier Alonso-Floriano, Matthias Ammler-von Eiff, Matthias Ammler-von Eiff, Guillem Anglada-Escude, Guillem Anglada-Escude, Regina Antona Jiménez, Regina Antona Jiménez, Heiko Anwand-Heerwart, Heiko Anwand-Heerwart, David Barrado y Navascués, David Barrado y Navascués, Santiago Becerril, Santiago Becerril, Victor Bejar, Victor Bejar, Daniel Benitez, Daniel Benitez, Concepcion Cardenas, Concepcion Cardenas, Antonio Claret, Antonio Claret, Josep Colome, Josep Colome, Miriam Cortés-Contreras, Miriam Cortés-Contreras, Stefan Czesla, Stefan Czesla, Carlos del Burgo, Carlos del Burgo, Michaela Doellinger, Michaela Doellinger, R. Dorda, R. Dorda, Stefan Dreizler, Stefan Dreizler, Carmen Feiz, Carmen Feiz, Matilde Fernandez, Matilde Fernandez, David Galadi, David Galadi, Rafael Garrido, Rafael Garrido, Jonay González Hernández, Jonay González Hernández, Josep Guardia, Josep Guardia, Eike Guenther, Eike Guenther, Enrique de Guindos, Enrique de Guindos, Juan Gutiérrez-Soto, Juan Gutiérrez-Soto, Hans J. Hagen, Hans J. Hagen, Artie Hatzes, Artie Hatzes, Peter Hauschildt, Peter Hauschildt, Jens Helmling, Jens Helmling, Thomas Henning, Thomas Henning, Enrique Herrero, Enrique Herrero, Armin Huber, Armin Huber, Klaus Huber, Klaus Huber, Sandra Jeffers, Sandra Jeffers, Viki Joergens, Viki Joergens, Enrique de Juan, Enrique de Juan, M. Kehr, M. Kehr, Alexis Klutsch, Alexis Klutsch, Martin Kürster, Martin Kürster, S. Lalitha, S. Lalitha, Werner Laun, Werner Laun, Ulrike Lemke, Ulrike Lemke, Rainer Lenzen, Rainer Lenzen, Jean-Louis Lizon, Jean-Louis Lizon, Mauro López del Fresno, Mauro López del Fresno, Mercedes López-Morales, Mercedes López-Morales, Javier López-Santiago, Javier López-Santiago, Ulrich Mall, Ulrich Mall, Eduardo Martin, Eduardo Martin, Susana Martín-Ruiz, Susana Martín-Ruiz, Eduard Mirabet, Eduard Mirabet, David Montes, David Montes, Juan Carlos Morales, Juan Carlos Morales, Rafael Morales Muñoz, Rafael Morales Muñoz, Andres Moya, Andres Moya, Vianak Naranjo, Vianak Naranjo, Raquel Oreiro, Raquel Oreiro, David Pérez Medialdea, David Pérez Medialdea, Michael Pluto, Michael Pluto, Ovidio Rabaza, Ovidio Rabaza, Alejandro Ramon, Alejandro Ramon, Rafael Rebolo, Rafael Rebolo, Sabine Reffert, Sabine Reffert, Petra Rhode, Petra Rhode, Hans-Walter Rix, Hans-Walter Rix, Florian Rodler, Florian Rodler, Eloy Rodríguez, Eloy Rodríguez, Cristina Rodríguez López, Cristina Rodríguez López, Emilio Rodríguez Pérez, Emilio Rodríguez Pérez, A. Rodriguez Trinidad, A. Rodriguez Trinidad, Ralf-Reiner Rohloff, Ralf-Reiner Rohloff, Ernesto Sánchez-Blanco, Ernesto Sánchez-Blanco, Jorge Sanz-Forcada, Jorge Sanz-Forcada, Sebastian Schäfer, Sebastian Schäfer, Jörg Schiller, Jörg Schiller, Christof Schmidt, Christof Schmidt, Jürgen Schmitt, Jürgen Schmitt, Enrique Solano, Enrique Solano, Otmar Stahl, Otmar Stahl, Clemens Storz, Clemens Storz, Julian Stürmer, Julian Stürmer, Juan Carlos Suarez, Juan Carlos Suarez, Ulrich Thiele, Ulrich Thiele, Rainer Ulbrich, Rainer Ulbrich, Manuela Vidal-Dasilva, Manuela Vidal-Dasilva, Karl Wagner, Karl Wagner, Johannes Winkler, Johannes Winkler, Wenli Xu, Wenli Xu, Maria Rosa Zapatero Osorio, Maria Rosa Zapatero Osorio, Mathias Zechmeister, Mathias Zechmeister, } "CARMENES. I: instrument and survey overview", Proc. SPIE 8446, Ground-based and Airborne Instrumentation for Astronomy IV, 84460R (5 October 2012); doi: 10.1117/12.925164; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.925164


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