28 July 2014 Status of the instrumentation program for the Giant Magellan Telescope
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Instrument development for the 25 m class optical/infrared Giant Magellan Telescope (GMT) is actively underway. Two instruments have begun their preliminary design phase: an optical (350-1000 nm) high resolution and precision radial velocity echelle spectrograph (G-CLEF), and a near-IR (YJHK) diffraction-limited imager/integral-field-spectrograph (GMTIFS). A third instrument will begin its design phase in early 2015: an optical (370-1000 nm) low-to-medium resolution multi-object spectrograph (GMACS). Two other instrument teams are focusing on prototypes to demonstrate final feasibility: a near-to-mid-IR (JHKLM) high resolution diffraction-limited echelle (GMTNIRS) spectrograph, and a facility robotic multi-fiber-feed (MANIFEST). A brief overview of the GMT instrumentation program is presented: current activities, progress, status, and schedule, as well as a summary of the facility infrastructure needed to support the instruments.
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George H. Jacoby, George H. Jacoby, A. Bouchez, A. Bouchez, M. Colless, M. Colless, D. DePoy, D. DePoy, D. Jaffe, D. Jaffe, J. Lawrence, J. Lawrence, P. McGregor, P. McGregor, R. Bernstein, R. Bernstein, S. Shectman, S. Shectman, A. Szentgyorgyi, A. Szentgyorgyi, } "Status of the instrumentation program for the Giant Magellan Telescope", Proc. SPIE 9147, Ground-based and Airborne Instrumentation for Astronomy V, 91471Y (28 July 2014); doi: 10.1117/12.2055487; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2055487
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