8 July 2014 SPIRou: the near-infrared spectropolarimeter/high-precision velocimeter for the Canada-France-Hawaii telescope
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SPIRou is a near-IR echelle spectropolarimeter and high-precision velocimeter under construction as a next- generation instrument for the Canada-France-Hawaii-Telescope. It is designed to cover a very wide simultaneous near-IR spectral range (0.98-2.35 μm) at a resolving power of 73.5K, providing unpolarized and polarized spectra of low-mass stars at a radial velocity (RV) precision of 1m/s. The main science goals of SPIRou are the detection of habitable super-Earths around low-mass stars and the study of stellar magnetism of star at the early stages of their formation. Following a successful final design review in Spring 2014, SPIRou is now under construction and is scheduled to see first light in late 2017. We present an overview of key aspects of SPIRou’s optical and mechanical design.
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Étienne Artigau, Étienne Artigau, Driss Kouach, Driss Kouach, Jean-François Donati, Jean-François Donati, René Doyon, René Doyon, Xavier Delfosse, Xavier Delfosse, Sébastien Baratchart, Sébastien Baratchart, Marielle Lacombe, Marielle Lacombe, Claire Moutou, Claire Moutou, Patrick Rabou, Patrick Rabou, Laurent P. Parès, Laurent P. Parès, Yoan Micheau, Yoan Micheau, Simon Thibault, Simon Thibault, Vladimir A. Reshetov, Vladimir A. Reshetov, Bruno Dubois, Bruno Dubois, Olivier Hernandez, Olivier Hernandez, Philippe Vallée, Philippe Vallée, Shiang-Yu Wang, Shiang-Yu Wang, François Dolon, François Dolon, Francesco A. Pepe, Francesco A. Pepe, François Bouchy, François Bouchy, Nicolas Striebig, Nicolas Striebig, François Hénault, François Hénault, David Loop, David Loop, Leslie Saddlemyer, Leslie Saddlemyer, Gregory Barrick, Gregory Barrick, Tom Vermeulen, Tom Vermeulen, Michel Dupieux, Michel Dupieux, Guillaume Hébrard, Guillaume Hébrard, Isabelle Boisse, Isabelle Boisse, Eder Martioli, Eder Martioli, Silvia H. P. Alencar, Silvia H. P. Alencar, José-Diaz do Nascimento, José-Diaz do Nascimento, Pedro Figueira, Pedro Figueira, "SPIRou: the near-infrared spectropolarimeter/high-precision velocimeter for the Canada-France-Hawaii telescope", Proc. SPIE 9147, Ground-based and Airborne Instrumentation for Astronomy V, 914715 (8 July 2014); doi: 10.1117/12.2055663; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2055663

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