ALES: Overview and upgrades

Andrew J. Skemer, Philip M Hinz, Jordan Stone, Michael Skrutskie, Charles E. Woodward, Jarron Leisenring, Zackery Briesemeister

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Abstract

The Arizona Lenslets for Exoplanet Spectroscopy (ALES) is the world's first AO-fed thermal infrared integral field spectrograph, mounted inside the Large Binocular Telescope Interferometer (LBTI) on the LBT. An initial mode of ALES allows 3-4 μm spectra at R 20 with 0.026" spaxels over a 1"x1" field-of-view. We are in the process of upgrading ALES with additional wavelength ranges, spectral resolutions, and plate scales allowing a broad suite of science that takes advantage of ALES's unique ability to work at wavelengths >2 microns, and at the diffraction limit of the LBT's full 23.8 meter aperture.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationGround-based and Airborne Instrumentation for Astronomy VII
EditorsLuc Simard, Luc Simard, Christopher J. Evans, Hideki Takami
PublisherSPIE
Volume10702
ISBN (Print)9781510619579
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2018
EventGround-based and Airborne Instrumentation for Astronomy VII 2018 - Austin, United States
Duration: Jun 10 2018Jun 14 2018

Other

OtherGround-based and Airborne Instrumentation for Astronomy VII 2018
CountryUnited States
CityAustin
Period6/10/186/14/18

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Exoplanets
extrasolar planets
Spectroscopy
Wavelength
spectroscopy
Thermal Infrared
Binoculars
upgrading
Spectrographs
Spectral resolution
Spectral Resolution
Spectrograph
Field of View
Telescopes
wavelengths
Interferometer
spectral resolution
Interferometers
spectrographs
field of view

Keywords

  • Adaptive optics
  • exoplanet imaging
  • exoplanet instrumentation
  • integral field spectroscopy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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Skemer, A. J., Hinz, P. M., Stone, J., Skrutskie, M., Woodward, C. E., Leisenring, J., & Briesemeister, Z. (2018). ALES: Overview and upgrades. In L. Simard, L. Simard, C. J. Evans, & H. Takami (Eds.), Ground-based and Airborne Instrumentation for Astronomy VII (Vol. 10702). [107020C] SPIE. https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2314091

ALES : Overview and upgrades. / Skemer, Andrew J.; Hinz, Philip M; Stone, Jordan; Skrutskie, Michael; Woodward, Charles E.; Leisenring, Jarron; Briesemeister, Zackery.

Ground-based and Airborne Instrumentation for Astronomy VII. ed. / Luc Simard; Luc Simard; Christopher J. Evans; Hideki Takami. Vol. 10702 SPIE, 2018. 107020C.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Skemer, AJ, Hinz, PM, Stone, J, Skrutskie, M, Woodward, CE, Leisenring, J & Briesemeister, Z 2018, ALES: Overview and upgrades. in L Simard, L Simard, CJ Evans & H Takami (eds), Ground-based and Airborne Instrumentation for Astronomy VII. vol. 10702, 107020C, SPIE, Ground-based and Airborne Instrumentation for Astronomy VII 2018, Austin, United States, 6/10/18. https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2314091
Skemer AJ, Hinz PM, Stone J, Skrutskie M, Woodward CE, Leisenring J et al. ALES: Overview and upgrades. In Simard L, Simard L, Evans CJ, Takami H, editors, Ground-based and Airborne Instrumentation for Astronomy VII. Vol. 10702. SPIE. 2018. 107020C https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2314091
Skemer, Andrew J. ; Hinz, Philip M ; Stone, Jordan ; Skrutskie, Michael ; Woodward, Charles E. ; Leisenring, Jarron ; Briesemeister, Zackery. / ALES : Overview and upgrades. Ground-based and Airborne Instrumentation for Astronomy VII. editor / Luc Simard ; Luc Simard ; Christopher J. Evans ; Hideki Takami. Vol. 10702 SPIE, 2018.
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