19 August 2016 First results and future plans for the Canarias Infrared Camera Experiment (CIRCE) for the Gran Telescopio Canarias
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CIRCE is a near-infrared (1-2.5 micron) imager (including low-resolution spectroscopy and polarimetery) in operation as a visitor instrument on the Gran Telescopio Canarias 10.-4m tele scope. It was built largely by graduate students and postdocs, with help from the UF Astronomy engineering group, and is funded by the University of Florida and the U.S. National Science Foundation. CIRCE is helping to fill the gap in time between GTC first light and the arrival of EMIR, and will also provide the following scientific capabilities to compliment EMIR after its arrival: high-resolution imaging, narrowband imaging, high-time-resolution photometry, polarimetry, and low-resolution spectroscopy. There are already scientific results from CIRCE, some of which we will review. Additionally, we will go over the observing modes of CIRCE, including the two additional modes that were added during a service and upgrading run in March 2016.
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Alan Garner, Alan Garner, Stephen S. Eikenberry, Stephen S. Eikenberry, Miguel Charcos, Miguel Charcos, Yigit Dallilar, Yigit Dallilar, Michelle Edwards, Michelle Edwards, Nestor Lasso-Cabrera, Nestor Lasso-Cabrera, Richard D. Stelter, Richard D. Stelter, Antonio Marin-Franch, Antonio Marin-Franch, S. Nicholas Raines, S. Nicholas Raines, Kendall Ackley, Kendall Ackley, John G. Bennett, John G. Bennett, Javier A. Cenarro , Javier A. Cenarro , Brian Chinn, Brian Chinn, Veronica H. Donoso, Veronica H. Donoso, Raymond Frommeyer, Raymond Frommeyer, Kevin Hanna, Kevin Hanna, Michael D. Herlevich, Michael D. Herlevich, Jeff Julian, Jeff Julian, Paola Miller, Paola Miller, Scott Mullin, Scott Mullin, Charles H. Murphey, Charles H. Murphey, Christopher Packham, Christopher Packham, Frank Varosi, Frank Varosi, Claudia Vega, Claudia Vega, Craig Warner, Craig Warner, Anamparambu N. Ramaprakash, Anamparambu N. Ramaprakash, Mahesh Burse, Mahesh Burse, Sujit Punnadi, Sujit Punnadi, Pravinkumar Chordia, Pravinkumar Chordia, Andreas Gerarts, Andreas Gerarts, Héctor de Paz Martín, Héctor de Paz Martín, María Martín Calero, María Martín Calero, Riccardo Scarpa, Riccardo Scarpa, Sergio Fernandez Acosta, Sergio Fernandez Acosta, William Miguel Hernández Sánchez, William Miguel Hernández Sánchez, Benjamin Siegel, Benjamin Siegel, Francisco Francisco Pérez, Francisco Francisco Pérez, Himar D. Viera Martín, Himar D. Viera Martín, José A. Rodríguez Losada, José A. Rodríguez Losada, Agustín Nuñez, Agustín Nuñez, Álvaro Tejero, Álvaro Tejero, Carlos E. Martín González, Carlos E. Martín González, César Cabrera Rodríguez, César Cabrera Rodríguez, Jordi Molgó Sendra, Jordi Molgó Sendra, J. Esteban Rodriguez, J. Esteban Rodriguez, J. Israel Fernádez Cáceres, J. Israel Fernádez Cáceres, Luis A. Rodríguez García, Luis A. Rodríguez García, Manuel Huertas Lopez, Manuel Huertas Lopez, Raul Dominguez, Raul Dominguez, Tim Gaggstatter, Tim Gaggstatter, Antonio Cabrera-Lavers, Antonio Cabrera-Lavers, Stefan Geier, Stefan Geier, Peter Pessev, Peter Pessev, Ata Sarajedini, Ata Sarajedini, A. J. Castro-Tirado, A. J. Castro-Tirado, } "First results and future plans for the Canarias Infrared Camera Experiment (CIRCE) for the Gran Telescopio Canarias", Proc. SPIE 9908, Ground-based and Airborne Instrumentation for Astronomy VI, 99084Q (19 August 2016); doi: 10.1117/12.2232672; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2232672
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