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, Alan M. Watson, José A. Acosta-Pulido, José A. Acosta-Pulido, Luis C. Álvarez-Núñez, Luis C. Álvarez-Núñez, Vicente Bringas-Rico, Vicente Bringas-Rico, Nicolás Cardiel, Nicolás Cardiel, Salvador Cardona, Salvador Cardona, Oscar Chapa, Oscar Chapa, José Javier Díaz García, José Javier Díaz García, Stephen S. Eikenberry, Stephen S. Eikenberry, Carlos Espejo, Carlos Espejo, Rubén A. Flores-Meza, Rubén A. Flores-Meza, Jorge Fuentes-Fernández, Jorge Fuentes-Fernández, Jesús Gallego , Jesús Gallego , José Leonardo Garcés Medina, José Leonardo Garcés Medina, Francisco Garzón López, Francisco Garzón López, Peter Hammersley, Peter Hammersley, Carolina Keiman, Carolina Keiman, Gerardo Lara, Gerardo Lara, José Alberto López, José Alberto López, Pablo L. López, Pablo L. López, Diana Lucero, Diana Lucero, Heidy Moreno Arce, Heidy Moreno Arce, Sergio Pascual Ramirez, Sergio Pascual Ramirez, Jesús Patrón Recio, Jesús Patrón Recio, Almudena Prieto, Almudena Prieto, Alberto José Rodríguez, Alberto José Rodríguez, José Marco de la Rosa, José Marco de la Rosa, Beatriz Sánchez, Beatriz Sánchez, Jorge A. Uribe, Jorge A. Uribe, Francisco Váldez Berriozabal, 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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