26 July 2016 The infrared imaging spectrograph (IRIS) for TMT: latest science cases and simulations
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The Thirty Meter Telescope (TMT) first light instrument IRIS (Infrared Imaging Spectrograph) will complete its preliminary design phase in 2016. The IRIS instrument design includes a near-infrared (0.85 - 2.4 micron) integral field spectrograph (IFS) and imager that are able to conduct simultaneous diffraction-limited observations behind the advanced adaptive optics system NFIRAOS. The IRIS science cases have continued to be developed and new science studies have been investigated to aid in technical performance and design requirements. In this development phase, the IRIS science team has paid particular attention to the selection of filters, gratings, sensitivities of the entire system, and science cases that will benefit from the parallel mode of the IFS and imaging camera. We present new science cases for IRIS using the latest end-to-end data simulator on the following topics: Solar System bodies, the Galactic center, active galactic nuclei (AGN), and distant gravitationally-lensed galaxies. We then briefly discuss the necessity of an advanced data management system and data reduction pipeline.
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Shelley A. Wright, Shelley A. Wright, Gregory Walth, Gregory Walth, Tuan Do, Tuan Do, Daniel Marshall, Daniel Marshall, James E. Larkin, James E. Larkin, Anna M. Moore, Anna M. Moore, Mate Adamkovics, Mate Adamkovics, David Andersen, David Andersen, Lee Armus, Lee Armus, Aaron Barth, Aaron Barth, Patrick Cote, Patrick Cote, Jeff Cooke, Jeff Cooke, Eric M. Chisholm, Eric M. Chisholm, Timothy Davidge, Timothy Davidge, Jennifer S. Dunn, Jennifer S. Dunn, Christophe Dumas, Christophe Dumas, Brent L. Ellerbroek, Brent L. Ellerbroek, Andrea M. Ghez, Andrea M. Ghez, Lei Hao, Lei Hao, Yutaka Hayano, Yutaka Hayano, Michael Liu, Michael Liu, Enrique Lopez-Rodriguez, Enrique Lopez-Rodriguez, Jessica R. Lu, Jessica R. Lu, Shude Mao, Shude Mao, Christian Marois, Christian Marois, Shashi B. Pandey, Shashi B. Pandey, Andrew C. Phillips, Andrew C. Phillips, Matthias Schoeck, Matthias Schoeck, Annapurni Subramaniam, Annapurni Subramaniam, Smitha Subramanian, Smitha Subramanian, Ryuji Suzuki, Ryuji Suzuki, Jonathan C. Tan, Jonathan C. Tan, Tsuyoshi Terai, Tsuyoshi Terai, Tommaso Treu, Tommaso Treu, Luc Simard, Luc Simard, Jason L. Weiss, Jason L. Weiss, James Wincentsen, James Wincentsen, Michael Wong, Michael Wong, Kai Zhang, Kai Zhang, } "The infrared imaging spectrograph (IRIS) for TMT: latest science cases and simulations", Proc. SPIE 9909, Adaptive Optics Systems V, 990905 (26 July 2016); doi: 10.1117/12.2233182; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2233182
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