EMIR is a wide-field, near-infrared, multi-object spectrograph proposed for the Nasmyth focus of GTC. It will allow observers to obtain from tens to hundreds of intermediate resolution spectra simultaneously, in the nIR bands Z, J, H, K. A multi-slit mask unit will be used for target acquisition. EMIR is designed to address the science goals of the proposing team and of the Spanish community at large. EMIR will provide a robust second-generation instrument for GTC while providing an observing mode unique among 8m class telescopes. EMIR was first proposed by Rafael Guzmán (Yale University Observatory). It will be built by a consortium of Spanish, British and French institutions, led by the Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias.

Description and Specifications

General Aspects
Focal Station Nasmyth
Wavelength range 0.9 - 2.5 microns
Optimization 1.0 - 2.5 microns
Spectral resolution 4000 for Z, J and H bands; 3500 for K band
Spectral coverage One observing window (Z, J, H and K) per single exposure
Array format Rockwell HgCdTe 2048 x 2048
Scale at detector 0.2 arcsec per pixel
Limiting magnitude J=25.5, H = 24.5, K = 2

Multicolour imaging of z=2 QSO hosts

EMIR Advanced Design Review

2006/03/23 10:00
2006/03/24 17:00

The ADR is scheduled in March 2006, days 23-24. The following external reviewers will attend this meeting:

  • David Montgomery (UKATC, ROE)
  • Walter Seifert (University of Heidelberg)
  • Jeff Julian (University of Florida)

This event will be public open to anyone.

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