Science instrument development for the Giant Magellan Telescope

D. T. Jaffe, D. L. DePoy, D. G. Fabricant, Philip M Hinz, G. Jacoby, M. Johns, P. McCarthy, P. J. McGregor, S. Shectman, A. Szentgyorgyi

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Abstract

The Giant Magellan Telescope (GMT) is a 24.5m diameter optical/infrared telescope. Its seven 8.4m primary mirrors give it a collecting area equivalent to a 21.4m filled aperture. The ten GMT partners are constructing the telescope at the Las Campanas Observatory in Chile with first light planned for the end of 2018. In this paper, we describe the plans for the first-generation focal plane instrumentation for the telescope. The GMTO Corporation has solicited studies for instruments capable of carrying out the broad range of objectives outlined in the GMT Science Case. Six instruments have been selected for 14 month long conceptual design studies. We briefly describe the features of these instruments and give examples of the major science questions that they can address.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
Volume7735
EditionPART 1
DOIs
StatePublished - 2010
EventGround-Based and Airborne Instrumentation for Astronomy III - San Diego, CA, United States
Duration: Jun 27 2010Jul 2 2010

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OtherGround-Based and Airborne Instrumentation for Astronomy III
CountryUnited States
CitySan Diego, CA
Period6/27/107/2/10

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Focal Plane
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observatories
apertures
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mirrors
Infrared
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  • Applied Mathematics
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics

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Jaffe, D. T., DePoy, D. L., Fabricant, D. G., Hinz, P. M., Jacoby, G., Johns, M., ... Szentgyorgyi, A. (2010). Science instrument development for the Giant Magellan Telescope. In Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering (PART 1 ed., Vol. 7735). [773525] https://doi.org/10.1117/12.856619

Science instrument development for the Giant Magellan Telescope. / Jaffe, D. T.; DePoy, D. L.; Fabricant, D. G.; Hinz, Philip M; Jacoby, G.; Johns, M.; McCarthy, P.; McGregor, P. J.; Shectman, S.; Szentgyorgyi, A.

Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering. Vol. 7735 PART 1. ed. 2010. 773525.

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

Jaffe, DT, DePoy, DL, Fabricant, DG, Hinz, PM, Jacoby, G, Johns, M, McCarthy, P, McGregor, PJ, Shectman, S & Szentgyorgyi, A 2010, Science instrument development for the Giant Magellan Telescope. in Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering. PART 1 edn, vol. 7735, 773525, Ground-Based and Airborne Instrumentation for Astronomy III, San Diego, CA, United States, 6/27/10. https://doi.org/10.1117/12.856619
Jaffe DT, DePoy DL, Fabricant DG, Hinz PM, Jacoby G, Johns M et al. Science instrument development for the Giant Magellan Telescope. In Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering. PART 1 ed. Vol. 7735. 2010. 773525 https://doi.org/10.1117/12.856619
Jaffe, D. T. ; DePoy, D. L. ; Fabricant, D. G. ; Hinz, Philip M ; Jacoby, G. ; Johns, M. ; McCarthy, P. ; McGregor, P. J. ; Shectman, S. ; Szentgyorgyi, A. / Science instrument development for the Giant Magellan Telescope. Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering. Vol. 7735 PART 1. ed. 2010.
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