The instrument development and selection process for the Giant Magellan Telescope

George H. Jacoby, A. Bouchez, M. Colless, D. DePoy, D. Fabricant, Philip M Hinz, D. Jaffe, M. Johns, P. McCarthy, P. McGregor, S. Shectman, A. Szentgyorgyi

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Abstract

The Giant Magellan Telescope (GMT) is a 25.4-m optical/infrared telescope constructed from seven 8.4-m primary mirror segments. The collecting area is equivalent to a 21.6-m filled aperture. The instrument development program was formalized about two years ago with the initiation of 14-month conceptual design studies for six candidate instruments. These studies were completed at the end of 2011 with a design review for each. In addition, a feasibility study was performed for a fiber-feed facility that will direct the light from targets distributed across GMT's full 20 arcmin field of view simultaneously to three spectrographs. We briefly describe the features and science goals for these instruments, and the process used to select those instruments that will be funded for fabrication first. Detailed reports for most of these instruments are presented separately at this meeting.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
Volume8446
DOIs
StatePublished - 2012
EventGround-Based and Airborne Instrumentation for Astronomy IV - Amsterdam, Netherlands
Duration: Jul 1 2012Jul 6 2012

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OtherGround-Based and Airborne Instrumentation for Astronomy IV
CountryNetherlands
CityAmsterdam
Period7/1/127/6/12

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field of view
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Mirrors
Infrared
apertures
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Keywords

  • Adaptive optics
  • ELT
  • GMT
  • Imaging
  • Infrared instruments
  • Integral-field spectrograph
  • Multi-object spectrograph
  • Optical instruments
  • Spectrograph

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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

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Jacoby, G. H., Bouchez, A., Colless, M., DePoy, D., Fabricant, D., Hinz, P. M., ... Szentgyorgyi, A. (2012). The instrument development and selection process for the Giant Magellan Telescope. In Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering (Vol. 8446). [84461G] https://doi.org/10.1117/12.925402

The instrument development and selection process for the Giant Magellan Telescope. / Jacoby, George H.; Bouchez, A.; Colless, M.; DePoy, D.; Fabricant, D.; Hinz, Philip M; Jaffe, D.; Johns, M.; McCarthy, P.; McGregor, P.; Shectman, S.; Szentgyorgyi, A.

Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering. Vol. 8446 2012. 84461G.

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

Jacoby, GH, Bouchez, A, Colless, M, DePoy, D, Fabricant, D, Hinz, PM, Jaffe, D, Johns, M, McCarthy, P, McGregor, P, Shectman, S & Szentgyorgyi, A 2012, The instrument development and selection process for the Giant Magellan Telescope. in Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering. vol. 8446, 84461G, Ground-Based and Airborne Instrumentation for Astronomy IV, Amsterdam, Netherlands, 7/1/12. https://doi.org/10.1117/12.925402
Jacoby GH, Bouchez A, Colless M, DePoy D, Fabricant D, Hinz PM et al. The instrument development and selection process for the Giant Magellan Telescope. In Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering. Vol. 8446. 2012. 84461G https://doi.org/10.1117/12.925402
Jacoby, George H. ; Bouchez, A. ; Colless, M. ; DePoy, D. ; Fabricant, D. ; Hinz, Philip M ; Jaffe, D. ; Johns, M. ; McCarthy, P. ; McGregor, P. ; Shectman, S. ; Szentgyorgyi, A. / The instrument development and selection process for the Giant Magellan Telescope. Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering. Vol. 8446 2012.
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