TIGER: A high contrast infrared imager for the Giant Magellan Telescope

Philip M Hinz, Johanan Codona, Olivier Guyon, William Hoffmann, Andrew Skemer, Joseph Hora, Volker Tolls, Alan Boss, Alycia Weinberger, Paul Arbo, Thomas Connors, Olivier Durney, Thomas McMahon, Manny Montoya, Vidhya Vaitheeswaran

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Abstract

The Thermal Infrared imager for the GMT which provides Extreme contrast and Resolution (TIGER) is intended as a small-scale, targeted instrument capable of detecting and characterizing exoplanets and circumstellar disks, around both young systems in formation, and more mature systems in the solar neighborhood. TIGER can also provide general purpose infrared imaging at wavelengths from 1.5-14 μm. The instrument will utilize the facility adaptive optics (AO) system. With its operation at NIR to MIR wavelengths (where good image quality is easier to achieve), and much of the high-impact science using modestly bright guide stars, the instrument can be used early in the operation of the GMT. The TIGER concept is a dual channel imager and low resolution spectrometer, with high contrast modes of observations to fulfill the above science goals. A long wavelength channel (LWC) will cover 7-14 μm wavelength, while a short wavelength channel (SWC) will cover the 1.5-5 μm wavelength region. Both channels will have a 30″ FOV. In addition to imaging, low-resolution spectroscopy (R=300) is possible with TIGER for both the SWC and LWC, using insertable grisms.

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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Imager
Image sensors
Telescopes
Telescope
Infrared
telescopes
Wavelength
Infrared radiation
wavelengths
Cover
Exoplanets
Thermal Infrared
solar neighborhood
Adaptive optics
Infrared Imaging
Infrared imaging
Adaptive Optics
extrasolar planets
adaptive optics
Spectrometer

Keywords

  • Adaptive optics
  • ELT
  • GMT
  • Imaging
  • Infrared instruments

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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Hinz, P. M., Codona, J., Guyon, O., Hoffmann, W., Skemer, A., Hora, J., ... Vaitheeswaran, V. (2012). TIGER: A high contrast infrared imager for the Giant Magellan Telescope. In Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering (Vol. 8446). [84461P] https://doi.org/10.1117/12.926751

TIGER : A high contrast infrared imager for the Giant Magellan Telescope. / Hinz, Philip M; Codona, Johanan; Guyon, Olivier; Hoffmann, William; Skemer, Andrew; Hora, Joseph; Tolls, Volker; Boss, Alan; Weinberger, Alycia; Arbo, Paul; Connors, Thomas; Durney, Olivier; McMahon, Thomas; Montoya, Manny; Vaitheeswaran, Vidhya.

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

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

Hinz, PM, Codona, J, Guyon, O, Hoffmann, W, Skemer, A, Hora, J, Tolls, V, Boss, A, Weinberger, A, Arbo, P, Connors, T, Durney, O, McMahon, T, Montoya, M & Vaitheeswaran, V 2012, TIGER: A high contrast infrared imager for the Giant Magellan Telescope. in Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering. vol. 8446, 84461P, Ground-Based and Airborne Instrumentation for Astronomy IV, Amsterdam, Netherlands, 7/1/12. https://doi.org/10.1117/12.926751
Hinz PM, Codona J, Guyon O, Hoffmann W, Skemer A, Hora J et al. TIGER: A high contrast infrared imager for the Giant Magellan Telescope. In Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering. Vol. 8446. 2012. 84461P https://doi.org/10.1117/12.926751
Hinz, Philip M ; Codona, Johanan ; Guyon, Olivier ; Hoffmann, William ; Skemer, Andrew ; Hora, Joseph ; Tolls, Volker ; Boss, Alan ; Weinberger, Alycia ; Arbo, Paul ; Connors, Thomas ; Durney, Olivier ; McMahon, Thomas ; Montoya, Manny ; Vaitheeswaran, Vidhya. / TIGER : A high contrast infrared imager for the Giant Magellan Telescope. Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering. Vol. 8446 2012.
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