5 October 2012 NIRMOS: a wide-field near-infrared spectrograph for the Giant Magellan Telescope
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NIRMOS (Near-Infrared Multiple Object Spectrograph) is a 0.9 to 2.5 μm imager/spectrograph concept proposed for the Giant Magellan Telescope1 (GMT). Near-infrared observations will play a central role in the ELT era, allowing us to trace the birth and evolution of galaxies through the era of peak star formation. NIRMOS' large field of view, 6.5′ by 6.5′, will be unique among imaging spectrographs developed for ELTs. NIRMOS will operate in Las Campanas' superb natural seeing and is also designed to take advantage of GMT's ground-layer adaptive optics system. We describe NIRMOS' high-performance optical and mechanical design.
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Daniel Fabricant, Robert Fata, Warren R. Brown, Brian McLeod, Mark Mueller, Thomas Gauron, John Roll, Henry Bergner, John Geary, Vladimir Kradinov, Tim Norton, Matt Smith, Joseph Zajac, "NIRMOS: a wide-field near-infrared spectrograph for the Giant Magellan Telescope", Proc. SPIE 8446, Ground-based and Airborne Instrumentation for Astronomy IV, 84461O (5 October 2012); doi: 10.1117/12.926262; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.926262
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