9 August 2016 FRIDA: diffraction-limited imaging and integral-field spectroscopy for the GTC
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FRIDA is a diffraction-limited imager and integral-field spectrometer that is being built for the adaptive-optics focus of the Gran Telescopio Canarias. In imaging mode FRIDA will provide scales of 0.010, 0.020 and 0.040 arcsec/pixel and in IFS mode spectral resolutions of 1500, 4000 and 30,000. FRIDA is starting systems integration and is scheduled to complete fully integrated system tests at the laboratory by the end of 2017 and to be delivered to GTC shortly thereafter. In this contribution we present a summary of its design, fabrication, current status and potential scientific applications.
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Alan M. Watson, José A. Acosta-Pulido, Luis C. Álvarez-Núñez, Vicente Bringas-Rico, Nicolás Cardiel, Salvador Cardona, Oscar Chapa, José Javier Díaz García, Stephen S. Eikenberry, Carlos Espejo, Rubén A. Flores-Meza, Jorge Fuentes-Fernández, Jesús Gallego , José Leonardo Garcés Medina, Francisco Garzón López, Peter Hammersley, Carolina Keiman, Gerardo Lara, José Alberto López, Pablo L. López, Diana Lucero, Heidy Moreno Arce, Sergio Pascual Ramirez, Jesús Patrón Recio, Almudena Prieto, Alberto José Rodríguez, José Marco de la Rosa, Beatriz Sánchez, Jorge A. Uribe, Francisco Váldez Berriozabal, "FRIDA: diffraction-limited imaging and integral-field spectroscopy for the GTC", Proc. SPIE 9908, Ground-based and Airborne Instrumentation for Astronomy VI, 99080P (9 August 2016); doi: 10.1117/12.2233069; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2233069
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