FISIR, a fully-criogenic tunable filter in the near-infrared to be installed within CIRCE at the Gran Telescopio Canarias (GTC), is the first instrumental project leaded by the GUAIX group. J. Gallego is the FISIR PI. FISIR Instrument Definition Team (IDT) members are J. Gallego, R. Guzmán, S. Eikenberry and M. García-Vargas. R. Guzmán is the project scientist and M. Mas and P.G. Pérez-González are already members of the science team. At the end of 2008, FISIR is starting the conceptual design phase. The goal is to have FISIR ready within CIRCE by june 2010.
FISIR is being funded by the former Spanish Ministry for Science and Innovation(former MEC), the Universidad Complutense de Madrid and the GTC-Consolider Ingenio2010 research project. FISIR technical developments will be hosted by the Centro de Asistencia a la Investigación (CAI) de Técnicas Físicas de la Universidad Complutense de Madrid.
The first IDT FISIR meeting was held on friday June 6th by videoconf. Attendants were Jesús Gallego (FISIR PI; UCM), R. Guzmán (FISIR project scientist; Univ Florida), Steve Eikenberry (CIRCE PI; Univ. Florida) and Marisa García-Vargas (Fractal S.L.N.E.).