Status of the instrumentation program for the Giant Magellan Telescope

George H. Jacoby, A. Bouchez, M. Colless, D. DePoy, D. Jaffe, J. Lawrence, P. McGregor, R. Bernstein, S. Shectman, A. Szentgyorgyi

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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.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationGround-based and Airborne Instrumentation for Astronomy V
EditorsSuzanne K. Ramsay, Ian S. McLean, Hideki Takami
Place of PublicationBellingham, Washington
Number of pages16
ISBN (Print)9780819496157
Publication statusPublished - 28 Jul 2014
Externally publishedYes
EventGround-Based and Airborne Instrumentation for Astronomy V - Montreal, Canada
Duration: 22 Jun 201426 Jun 2014

Publication series

NameProceedings of SPIE
ISSN (Print)0277-786X


OtherGround-Based and Airborne Instrumentation for Astronomy V


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